Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Gladstone Hotel 27 May 2012

Small Town Incident


Helpful Kitchen Gods

There's a couple of drawings of Renee Falez from the night in different drawing pad, which haven't been scanned and I'll have to add later 

Renee -  a fragment of drawing(she makes it interesting by changing instrument every song) . The other one too large to scan, needs a camera

street portraits and drawings

Tyron - Mage, and vagabond

at the "I have a dream" bus stop

King street

Pete, taking time out from the Vanguard

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Geoff Spraypaint and other drawings

Geoff Spraypaint

A girl waiting at Newtown station

at the bus stop

Occupy Sydney, the 160th day

The 160th day, an Occupy friday

In Martin Place, opposite the Reserve Bank

Over a month ago actually, sometimes it takes a while to get it into the computer

Saturday, May 19, 2012

more King St drawings

A few more drawings of King st. I do them inbetween portraits while busking on the street (and giving away prints - signature for a donation!).

Motorbikes and riders at the gelato bar

Sit down and look into my eyes! if anyone who's got a portrait I've made of them could you please  send me a photo of the drawing. I'll post it here and on my portrait blog. Send a photo of yourself/ves as well. I'll be eternally grateful

Put the drawing on a surface outdoors in bright even shadow (ie not direct sun, but not in the dark either).Take a few shots from straight above so the drawing is square(as possible) in the viewfinder. Otherwise if you have an a4 scanner you could(if its not larger than A3) get scans of each half - letting them overlap. Email the photo/scans to me at my gmail account. My username  is subgeometer

I'll fix the levels(ie make the paper white) and post them. If you want to learn how to do that yourself, it basically involves , in some image editor like gimp or PhotoShop, first make the mode grayscale, set level on the whole image so you have some white by moving the white point, then use the selection tools(I use the lasso mostly), feather with a large value(200 pixels?), and the level tool, pulling in the white point 30 or so levels at a time. Repeating until paper is white. Sometimes the black can be fiddly too(this indicates poor lighting), but generally just move the black and grey points for the whole image


This seems to be my favourite bin. You can also find it here

The busstop at the beginning of Enmore Rd

A balcony on the main street makes a nice observation post.


Friday, May 18, 2012

King St drawings, Newtown

Gelatomassi crowd - again(about time I go and ask for a free gelato)

pushbikes and the commonwealth bank

civic video

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Gladstone Hotel, 29-04-2012

Tim Gray and the Allstars

Boxing with Ghosts

Captains of Industry

Helpful Kitchen Gods

word in hand, 1 May 2012

Poetry at the Friend in hand hotel
 Edwina Blush

Randall Stevens' quest for breasts
MC Jack and some of the slam poets

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Galaxy Fuzz Band

painting from a drawing done at a gig. I will do interesting commissions in this vein. The the less money, the more compellingly interesting it should be