Monday, 14 July 2014

Joachim Löw FTW!

Loved this World Cup - and the final was a game for the ages. As a longtime fan of Joachim Löw, Germany's stylish manager, I had to celebrate Germany's win with some fan art...albeit in a guise the sartorially elegant Löw might not recognize.  Wir freuen uns sehr auf Gowanus, Herr Löw!

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

R.I.P. H.R. Giger

good bye, Mr. Giger,
Your drawings gave the world
the most terrible nightmares,
but we loved you for it!

H.R. Giger-ish

The artist H. R. Giger is dead at age 74. He designed the "Alien" from the movie Alien among many other things. I drew an Aliens mini series for Dark Horse back in the 90's, and I don't want to draw that creature again (it was exhausting)! I'm not really sure how to pay tribute to him in our weekly sketch, but as he created many odd creatures I decided to do the same. Here's an odd creature feeding on another odd creature.

Giger & Woodroffe R.I.P

We awoke this morning to discover that two great artists and illustrators had died. Patrick Woodroffe & H. R. Giger. Both hugely influential and much loved. I did a drawing kind of based on my half memories of looking at both men's work while a drunk student in the late 80s. Thank you gentlemen.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Mad Men

We thought we'd just follow in the foot steps of last week, and let Television dictate our theme again. As Mad Men premiered this week, the theme is...Mad Men. The MAD MAN I decided to draw is The Hound from Game of Thrones. I read (some of) the books before the show aired but once it aired I noticed the "hound" like helmet that the Hound wore. I remember it wobbling a bit and looking like a awkward prop to get to work correctly. I never did see that helmet much after that one time that I can remember. Below is my version of his helmet and what he may look like.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Game of Thrones

I hated my quick sketch I did yesterday, so I did another last night. It's compulsive sometimes...
Daenerys Targaryen:

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Game of Thrones

The new season of Game of Thrones aired the other night so we may as well be shameless and hop on the band wagon. I've already read the books so I hope you all enjoy the massive amount of deaths to come this season. Or I could be lying! Anyway, here's Daenerys and one of her dragons.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Half Man!

This weeks subject is Game of Thrones. A remarkable show in many ways, not the least for how unconventional its heroes are. So here's a drawing of Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014


I've been painting ( in photoshop ) all day. So I just did a sort of abstract ...then I got cold feet and added a Blue Jay to it.

One Line World Leader: Angela Merkel

Hi all!  Ellen Lindner here, a member of Drawbridge's neighbor studio, Hypothetical Island.  For my first post I wanted to participate in the current drawing challenge, one line world leader.  

Here's German Chancellor Angela Merkel - lineart is one line!  Though I couldn't resist adding some color.
I'd sign it but that's a few more lines :)

Merkel seems to be the only person keeping the Eurozone afloat - while having conversations with the otherwise unreachable Putin in her flawless Russian - so kudos to her. 

Shake Something Loose?

Simon suggested that as the topic for today. Just so happens I was working on some new techniques with all the pirate reference I have left over from that long ago Treasure Island job. This is not a quick sketch but something I did late last night. This is the famous scene where Israel Hands tries to stab Jim Hawkings, or "shake Jim loose" from the crows nest.