Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Had another life drawing class yesterday, but here's more from last week's one. When you're time is limited sometimes you have decide between a line drawing or a tonal one. I was pretty happy i had enough time with this pose as i managed to do both.



Kevin Mc Namara said...

Very nice work there is a exhibition of life drawing at the moment on upper Dominick street Dublin, i have a piece in it and sold it yesterday and the buyer has asked to see more, its a great show though well worth a visit!

Coop said...

Hi Declan, I really like your work and hope that this interests you.

I am attempting to amass a large collection of portraits of Frankenstein's Monster in as many different styles and in as many different media as possible as an ongoing art project. The only stipulation is that the size is 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches (standard artist trading card size) and that each card has name, date, title and anything else you care to add on the back.

I welcome cards from both amateur and professional artists.

I will be leaving blank cards with instructions and mailing address in galleries, colleges, art shops, on buses, handing them out in the street and wherever else I can think of.

If you think you can spare the time to produce a little something, please send a portrait to:

A Patchwork Of Flesh
45 Silversea Drive
Westcliff on Sea
United Kingdom

Each card I receive will be uploaded at to produce an on-line gallery, I then hope to put on an exhibition of these cards in a gallery.

Unknown said...

they`re both class,Dec.

And I hear you about the spam you mentioned a few posts back.I put my blog onto "moderated comments"to stop it(it was only on one or two posts but it`s still a bitch)

jamie said...

hello there,coop!

we're just down the road from you in shoeburyness,and the great andy winter is just a few minutes away in thorpe bay!

let's not mention warren ellis over the road in southend,he smells of wee.

we should start up a gang...

Coop said...

Jamie, I teach art at Friars School in Shoebury, samll world or what. Hope you're gonna send me something at A Patchwork Of Flesh, it woul be cool to get some more Southend involvement!

Unknown said...

Jamie, you forgot Gary Spencer Millidge - he's in Leigh.

Declan Shalvey said...

Jeez, it's a Southend convention here!

Hi coop, sounds like a good idea. If i get a chance i'd definitely like to contribute.

Luke, yeah i did the moderation thing with this blog now and the Micks one too.

Hey Kev; congrats man. I'll try stop by next time i'm in town.