XIII 36: AAAAAAAHHHH

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Implements of construction and otherwise from the permanent exhibition of early Irish artifacts and illustrated records thereof at the National Library of Uzbekistan. Worth a visit. Advertisements

XIII 34: Security guard, Afghanistan

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33 – 34 withheld.

XIII 31 – 32: ZEST? / Burke & Norfolk

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How remarkable would a cloud have to be to try and sketch out it’s shape, from within a moving car? Remarkable. There was meanwhile a great exhibit in the Crawford on Burke and… Continue reading

XIII 29-30: G&T regular

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XIII 28: lead lids

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“I thought you were dead!” “Well th-*cough*; uh, I’m. I’m not, no.”

XIII 24-27: no realtime data available/Bodies

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XII 22-23: Pavilion, some night

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John Lynch and a raking of likely souls, the Pavilion.

XIII 20-21: HD repair

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XIII 19: George Bernard Shaw

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George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright. From statue, National Gallery of Ireland

XIII 16-17: beating like a hammer

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the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin. Judas’ face, St John’s arm, and St. Onuphrius’ head. Place full of students.

XIII 14-15: seems legit

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The face in pencil at mid-lower left was a guy who saw me drawing otehr commuters on the train; he continued to watch me as I drew him down, his face an unreadable… Continue reading

XIII 13: techie

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keeping the pipes free.

XIII 10 – 11: these pages numbers, are they accurate?

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Can’t tell. Very much a “still getting into the swing of things sort of page.  

XIII 8, 9: forgot all about gore

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Not the politician, nor similar proper-noun entities; I mean drawing violence. It came to me, as these things do, that I’ve forgotten how one draws viscera, charnel, internals. A nice stark skull is… Continue reading

Happy Birthday Mum

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To a most excellent lady. [ex:]

XIII 7: still tries like he means it.

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That feeling of catching up on one’s self.

XIII 5: late night housemates

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I once met my brother after we’d both been out; I went back to his old house, hung out with his friends. No idea what their names were. The bad quality of the… Continue reading

XIII 1, 3: yawnship down

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Hey look! Squid! And what may be an annelid. Those lungs are meant to be exiting her chest via an access port.

Pencil It In : BALLS – a study.

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Class 4: Interior of the Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork. Y axis is all wrong, but at least you can tell what it is. 20 minutes, charcoal, pencil, chalk. You know what’s difficult?… Continue reading

XIII: GAME START

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Home for Father’s Day means a bit of scanning on the side. First page of SKCHBK XIII, which hasn’t got a name yet. Feel free to suggest. Hooray, adventure. The sun has just… Continue reading

Pencil It In : Transparencies

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Glass is a fantastic, perfect material. Detail from 20 minute chalk study.

House Devost kobold

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The Mk.i kobold (house shrine) for House Devost. Original sketches for this are at the end of Vol.XII, and were significantly more ornate: this guy was just within my means as it was,… Continue reading

Pencil it in : life drawing.

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We started doing Pencil It In at the Glucksman. Although technically the title is “Pencil It In: Lunchtime drawing classes at the Glucksman”, it’s usually followed by breakfast. It’s fantastic. Class 4: life… Continue reading

what now what now whatnow

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I found XII in an art shop in Poitiers, ~c. Relative Youth. Few shops are more fantastic than art & craft shops; pure opportunity packaged in unlikely lurid plastic blisters. I bought some… Continue reading

XII end :: Crucible

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Goodnight Sweet Prince