Well, it was a tough call, because this top 5 hasn’t really been comparing like with like. But anyhow, I’ve selected Drawn! as my No 1 art blog, probably because in the few months since I discovered it more articles have attracted my interest than on any other art-related blog. It describes itself as ‘ a collaborative weblog for illustrators, artists, cartoonists, and anyone who likes to draw’. Once again – go and explore. Inspiration is, as they say, everywhere.
So, what about your favourite art-related blogs? There must be plenty I don’t know about. Please do suggest them in the comments – though they won’t show up for a while I will post them all up here when I get the chance.
The blog is taking a break tomorrow – see you Monday.
Posted by Dave at 8:00 am on July 30, 2005 and filed under Links: bloggers.
www.we-make-money-not-art.com is the best online source I’ve found for modern art links. If you like that sort of thing then it’s one worth following, and even if you don’t there is enough bizarreness out there to get you clicking a lot of the links anyway.
Posted by Dave at 8:00 am on July 29, 2005 and filed under Links: bloggers.
The Drawing Club is run by Michael Nobbs, artist and tutor from Aberystwyth. Interesting drawing related links as well as practical advice and inspiration for drawing. You can even join the club to get extra benefits or even long-distance tuition.
Posted by Dave at 8:00 am on July 28, 2005 and filed under Links: bloggers.
At No 4 in my chart it’s the Cartoonist. Art Director, writer and (of course) cartoonist Ralf Zeigermann has been a marvellous source of interesting art-related links over the last couple of years I’ve been reading his blog. Go and have a look.
Posted by Dave at 8:00 am on July 27, 2005 and filed under Links: bloggers.
Time for a little mini-series. Over the next 5 days I’m going to be listing my 5 favourite art blogs. They can be cartoons, drawing or more general art, but on this occasion I’m going for those that inspire me from and art point of view rather than a humour point of view. Make sense? Probably not.
Well, No 5 was linked to on this blog only a week or two ago, but I wanted to include him nevertheless. So, at No 5, with eyes not looking at the paper it’s Rob Pepper.
Posted by Dave at 8:09 am on July 26, 2005 and filed under Links: bloggers.
Oxfam are taking a green campervan around various festivals this summer. Their festival blog is here – look out for the green campervan.
Posted by Dave at 7:54 am on July 25, 2005 and filed under Blogging, Campervans.
I’d just like to say a really big thank you to all the people who have been supporting this venture, especially those who have subscribed to the CartoonChurch.com content. It’s great and marvellous and I’m really pleased that there are people out there who like my stuff so much.
I do have a slight apology to add – I’ve been quite slow in a couple of areas recently – namely ending out any sort of paper ‘licence’ to the licenceholders (not that you need one, but it is nice to have a piece of paper) and in getting my mailing list sorted out. I’m having a bit of a holiday at the moment, but when I get back those will be two of the things I will be attending to with renewed vigour.
Posted by Dave at 1:00 pm on July 24, 2005 and filed under CartoonChurch progress, Sundry posts.
A continued mad dash to get everything drawn and scanned before the deadline… that deadline being tonight as tomorrow I’m off on holiday for a while. I’ve got some quite good work done which you’ll hopefully be able to see in due course. People going to one particular summer festival will hopefully have something that will particularly interest them.
The blog will continue for the next few weeks but with shorter posts that have been written with the benefit of blogging ‘time travel’ technology. Comments are set to ‘moderated’, which means they won’t appear until I have a chance to look at the computer – ie not for a while.
Thanks everyone – have a great end of July / beginning of August.
Posted by Dave at 11:59 pm on July 23, 2005 and filed under CartoonChurch progress, Festivals and Exhibitions.
This week continues to be busy with 3 deadlines to be met. I was up late last night drawing and early (for me) this morning scanning and there’s plenty more still to be done. So not a lot of time for blogging or anything else for that matter. Apologies for no post at all yesterday.
To keep you interested and alert, some pencil links:
The Pencil Pages
The Pencil Museum in Cumbria
Pencil sharpening techniques
Posted by Dave at 10:44 am on July 22, 2005 and filed under CartoonChurch progress.
If I don’t link to this now I will be the last blogger on earth to do so and will eventually feel obligated to link to it for fear of being laughed and pointed at by other bloggers.
And yes, you have to zoom in fully to the zoomiest setting. And yes, I know, you’ve read it all elsewhere by now, but leave a comment anyway to say what a remarkable source of up to date information this blog is.
Posted by Dave at 3:38 pm on July 20, 2005 and filed under Sundry posts.
The people at the B-L-A-N-K weblog think it’s more difficult to be creative in the suburbs than in the city or the countryside. I’ll concur – this week at least – as it’s a major deadline week and ideas need to keep flowing at a slightly greater rate then they are. I’m trying to decide whether ideas will be more likely to come to me staring out of the window at a housing estate or sitting in the Wetherspoons daycentre for cartoonists and the elderly. I suspect it will make no difference at all.
Posted by Dave at 10:43 am on July 20, 2005 and filed under CartoonChurch progress, Cartooning.
I haven’t really been following the Tour de France this year – in fact I haven’t really followed it since Channel 4 stopped showing it and it became unavailable on the common or garden TV channels. And no, before you ask, Freeview hasn’t reached Essex yet.
I did however manage to catch some highlights in black and white late last night. What a splendid event the Tour de France is. It was I think the main inspiration for my own brief cycle racing career (ahem) about which I can talk happily if persuaded.
You can follow the Tour de France online via the official site, but probably more useful are blogs such at the TDFblog. I also came accross this picture (before) and this one (after) showing the perils of running alongside the riders in the mountain stages. Don’t do it people!
Posted by Dave at 11:02 am on July 19, 2005 and filed under Current events.