Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Big Ben (circa: 2000)



...Ello all, sorry I've been absent but I've had no time for any new paintings...Mind you, like Oscar Grillo says, there's always time for a sketch a day...Well, once I get some inspiration away from everyday work I will certainly get cracking again. Meantime, this is an oldie I fished out...and a big thankyou to everyone who continues to check back!

ttfn

28 Comments:

Blogger Jose Darias said...

.Hey Mark nice to see u again ,..i must to say u that the first sketch i like it more , (i remember it a actor, but i dont know who.
.The secon is nice too , but the anatomy i see rare , i think that the second girl has the legs very shot....(sorry my english man)

2:06 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

It's ok dude....yeh the second piece was from a speed sketching session I had, you should try it. Give yourself 20 secs, 30 secs, 1 min etc. to complete a sketch and see what happens...much like the speed painting of venice earlier in the blog...


...and sadly for the girl, her legs were actually that short, lol...

3:03 AM  
Blogger Adriana said...

Tu arte es realmente asombroso!!!!

4:17 AM  
Blogger orionlesc said...

thanks mark.

4:22 AM  
Blogger Michael O'Connell said...

mark… your sketches always wonderful to behold… such range… and the sketches are great to see…

thank you for the kind words…

so who is that first guy?

5:45 AM  
Blogger Michael O'Connell said...

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5:46 AM  
Blogger flipstudios said...

beautiful work my friend. found your site through a comment on the art blog challenge. where are you working out of right now? can't wait to see more stuff.

Andrew (flipstudios.blogspot.com)

8:39 AM  
Blogger Alexiev said...

Very good work... and cool blog...

9:08 AM  
Blogger Frank said...

good stuff, I'm feelin the hawaiian shirt

9:54 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

These drawings are very nice. Love the dancing sketches!! elegant gesture!

10:33 AM  
Blogger Rånny said...

thank you mark, your work is absolutely stunning!

1:25 PM  
Blogger UrbanBarbarian said...

great blog! Quite a range of work!

1:33 PM  
Blogger CarolineJarvis said...

Thanks for the GENIUS advice with the Ben & Jerry's situps thing..... You're obviously a BRILLIANT man! Your comments always make my day so thanks for stoppin by! Funny funny guy!

Great sketches btw.... Love the fatty up top.... he's awesome!!

2:35 PM  
Blogger vikram said...

Hi Mark! Thanx 4 ur comment. I really appreciate ur work so ur comment really matters 4 me!

10:20 PM  
Blogger Boris Hiestand said...

ey! It's Bennie Wisie!
back in the day..

7:36 AM  
Blogger the doodlers said...

Ha! that top one looks like Elliot! (of sandwichbag fame)

6:24 PM  
Blogger Chris Graf said...

love that top pic. great expression.

9:00 PM  
Blogger Bobby Chiu said...

The top image is looking nice!

4:56 AM  
Blogger Vic :) said...

LOL, it's Ben!
More lovely stuff here darlin, you rock, my clever old hubby :)
xxxx

6:18 AM  
Blogger Chris Sims said...

Great job on both sketches bro, but as everyone else said, the top illo really stands out. Keep 'em coming!

12:54 PM  
Blogger justinpatrickparpan said...

Really nice drawings man!

2:37 AM  
Blogger Cutu said...

You really took your time, I'm glad tou're posting back again specially if its good stuff like this, then again, If it's yours It's likelly to be good.

3:19 PM  
Blogger goutwort said...

I like the one on the top a lot. Great character.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Cheers guys, and my initial thoughts about the speed sketches were correct, so I've ammended the post so that Ben may shine brightly in all his glory...

1:56 AM  
Blogger fourmi said...

A sketch a day, hem? yes off course it is possible! ;)

3:31 AM  
Blogger Hans said...

Very solid sketch and great expression too. Can't wait to see your next painting!

Hans

9:07 PM  
Blogger Oliver Kurth said...

Nice Sketch. Totally reminds of Sammy Hagar (from Van Halen fame). He's more into the surfing style nowadays, ya know.

What's he holding in his hand? A couple of sausages?!

Cheers!

1:04 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

...Nah those are drumsticks. Ben is a top drummer...if not a little Jewish...

1:02 AM  

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