Thursday, March 30, 2006

Sketch diary...


well, we got back from Ireland last night, and man are my arms....nevermind. I attempted to do a sketch diary whilst there, but, I'm no Karin, so you'll have to forgive the crudeness of these posts. I'll be posting one a day...Maybe...I dunno. I'm all jet lagged and crap, so maybe I'll go nap.

This first image is from the plane ride there. I was trying to use the ink brush, when I discovered that, apparently, air pressure up there makes the ink flow like nobody's bidness. So all I got was this bloody mess...I tried to draws a bit, but it bled all over and just wasn't very pretty. So, if you plan on flying anywhere, keep that in mind, and use a pen or a pencil...Much better.


This is what happened the first day we arrived. We had to wait until 2:00 to check in, and once that happened, we slept...Hard...On a very hard bed. With fairly hard pillows. Plus I bought a neat hat.

I loved Ireland. Staying for one week in Dublin was an excellent idea, and helped take the romantic sheen off of the place that I had from the last visit there a few years ago. At that time, we only stayed outside Dublin for two days, and bussed it in, did some shoppin', grabbed a few pints, had good Craik and then left for Belfast. This time, all Dublin, all the time. Still want to live there, or maybe outside the city, in the countryside...But, the point of this runon sentence is that I FECKIN' LOVE IRELAND!!!! More on that later...This is too much typing for me. Tanks a million for lis'nin'...Talk to you soon.

5 comments:

tomm said...

you shoulda left that durty owld town behind and have come on down to sunny kilkenny for the craic.
next time for pints, eh?

geenpool said...

tomm-That would've been awesome!! I love the work you guys do....it's definatly no big girls blouse. Next time the Jameson's on me.

z0mbi said...

Ahaha love that first one.

Pat Pakula said...

hey gene welcome back you lucky bastard! i wish could of went to ireland. bastard.

Newsquirt said...

Gene, hey it was great meeting you at the con, and thanks again for the sketchbook. I dig your work

~jason