I've not really had a chance to contribute any visual stuff to the Etherington Brothers #learnuary campaign yet but wanted to get something quick out there for people to start mulling over so I thought a short list of useful resources I find help me when drawing and writing. Drawing
2018 Reading List
2017 has been a shocking year for my reading. Other than comics, I've not finished reading a single book this year and I'm not at all happy about that. Admittedly, I've been busier drawing commissions than previous years so I've not been completely idle. That said, I don't think I've
Creative Spotting... erm redux?
Some of you may recall a blog post [https://blog.nocturnalmonkey.com/creative-spotting/] I wrote last year about taking the idea of spotting someone at the gym but for creative pursuits. I still really like the idea and wanted to bring it back up to see if there's any interest.
I’m nearing the end of a project for Bottleneck Gallery [https://bottleneckgallery.com/collections/sketch-booth/products/sam-hardacre-sketch-commission] to produce 50 illustrations for their customers. I’ve been posting photos and time-lapse videos to Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/skinnydrawnboy/] and Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/skinnydrawnboy/] along the way
Killing in the name of (an icon)
Yesterday Instagram released an update to their app which included some UI design changes and a new icon. When I checked out their video [https://www.instagram.com/p/BFRkl11hQV3/], one of the first comments I saw (sorry, I didn't get a screenshot, I was tired and not thinking) was
Back to the conversation
I had a really random thought this afternoon about how socialising has changed over the years. Phone calls got replaced with text. Text morphed into tweets, direct messages, status updates and replies. It occurred to me that most of my day-to-day interactions happen through my keyboard. Aside from when I'm
30 day writing challenge
For the last year or so, I've been pretty quiet on the blog front. Aside from Twitter and Instagram, I've been pretty quiet full stop. I've barely written anything, I've barely drawn anything, all the things I've planned to do have fallen by the wayside. The main reason for this
I've been listening to podcasts pretty regularly recently so I figured I'd stick up a short list of my favourites: * Make It Then Tell Everybody [http://makeitthentelleverybody.com/] | Dan Berry interviews comics creators on their processes. Very interesting for comic geeks * Serial [http://serialpodcast.org/] | A series investigating the murder
Give and Tell challenge
The other day my pal Si nominated me [http://sijobling.com/blog/give-and-tell-challenge/] to take part in the give and tell challenge [http://www.ceoblues.com/archive/2014/august/giveandtell], a charitable campaign started as an alternative to the ALS Ice Bicket Challenge. Why the alternative? I'll let Dan James