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Sunday, December 23rd, 2012
1:59 am
Christmas Past
What d' you do when you're drained dry and can't even compose a Christmas Card? Post old shit. Anyways, these are illustrations from the inside last years cards. I bet NOW you want to be nicer to me.
x-mas 11
Drawn for mah sweetie, Susan, last year.
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Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
3:22 am
December Dr. Sketchy's @ The Wallflower
Missed you guys (if you are, in fact, still around), so I decided to re-post this here. For further updates see my wordpress page: http://jlloydillustration.wordpress.com/
'Til then:

Vancouver's rock n' roll flapper Lola Frost was this month's model, much to our good fort-choon. Haven't done any life drawing in at least a year, so I felt some serious crust on the mojo... but the inspiration provided got it all cooking. The theme of the night was vintage crime noir, something Lola embodied beautifully with her successive choices in wardrobe and dark, smokey elegance.

This is the 1 minute sketch montage. Prismacolour.
lola 1 min montage

Beginning of the 2 minute sessions:
lola 2 mins 1

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
5:12 pm
Karloff revisited
This print available Sunday at the Heritage Hall in Vancouver:

The Uncanny
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
12:20 am
Sketch of the day
Halloween self portrait

Hallowe'en self-portrait.
Monday, October 15th, 2012
4:15 pm
Sketch o' the day
Grimes

Lady Grimes! From the cover of Ion #79. Can't say I know too much about her tunes, but I'm hoping to catch her this week at the Commodore.
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
4:08 pm
"But are you sure the dragon doesn't look too emo?"
Just as an addendum to the previous piece: I'm posting this pic to show why I think my art for the pop culture show misses the mark. If you're going to satirize tats on alt babes, you have to go WAYYY out. Any one of these girls could have fit my piece into the end of an angel's nob on her ankle.

group tattoo

Anyways, I lifted this photo from a page called Pinups and Lace http://www.facebook.com/PinupsNLace. Hope it's considered fair usage. No photo credit as far as I can see.
Thursday, September 27th, 2012
1:40 am
Popped culture
recessive art revise

My farewell to the pompadours and pressed cuffs of the low-brow art scene (in which I never found an easy fit) for the next year. Piece is entitled “Recessive Traits”, done for Nicole Steen’s “Pop Culture” art show debuting at the East Van Inc Tattoo @ 1839 Commercial Dr. in Vancouver ’till Oct.12. Thanks again to Nicole Steen for coming out of her own exile from curating these shows to get us all putting brushes to canvas again. Check out more of the show at her site:
http://www.thetartgallery.com/popcultureshow.html

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
3:56 am
Terrific hand drawn birthday card by mike_myhre.
40th card

Thanks, man.
Saturday, August 25th, 2012
11:55 pm
Thunderdome
I won't be here, but you most definitely should be.

comixandstories2012
Friday, June 22nd, 2012
2:08 am
Met Bobcat Goldthwait on the weekend, ending at least a twenty five year old personal ambition. GREAT guy. He is that searingly funny and smart.

bobcat

His new film is amazing, too. An anathema to the fatuous ephemeral entertainment currently clogging the theaters, coming in the form of a savage indictment of the spectacle of cruelty masquerading as entertainment in all media.
http://www.magnetreleasing.com/godblessamerica/
I caught it's theatrical premiere. A DVD and itunes release is going to follow shortly. SEE it, however you can.
Thursday, June 14th, 2012
4:33 am
I wanna wear my smokey bear
While doing image research for a current Chosen Occupation strip I came across a photo of the scenario below. For some reason, it said a lot to me about the the current state of affairs in the grand ol' military machine. Anyways, don't join the army under any circumstances.

drill instructor
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
2:58 am
Life-to-be study
The gal in the post below appeared on this stage last Tuesday night. Being five feet from her while she performed one of the most amazing pas de deuxs with an equally imposing, phantasmically statuesque performer was an experience I won't scrape from the retinas anytime soon.

cabaret stage

So this was the result of my expected company bailing (well, not technically-- I was given no promises) 'bout an hour before showtime. I decided to study stage design. Pigma Sensei pen .04 with brush. And straight to ink.
Friday, May 18th, 2012
4:00 am
Spotlight dance
lola spotlight

Ink and wash experiment.
Monday, April 16th, 2012
4:06 am
Monday, April 9th, 2012
10:57 pm
Bunny from a honey from another planet
Hey folks.
So if you got nothing to say about my work, feast your surprised eyes on this little baby! A birthday gift from the amazing Rebecca Dart... bestowed upon me near ten years ago now. Not many people give away fully realized masterpieces as a token of friendship, but that is she. Oil on press board, I believe. She's given me many since then but this one has a special place in my heart. Plus it's got a bunny-- in honor of this weekend's holiday nearly no one observes anymore.

rebecca dart bunny

Anyways it just happens to be the divine Ms. Dart's birthday tomorrow, and I have little in the way of gifts to bring, parum-puh-pum-pum. But you can all hop over to her tumblr page and wish her the best: http://r-dart.tumblr.com/.
Not only will you be treated to more amazing work, but her current post reveals and in-depth look at her working process. Be enlightened by the master!
Love you, T-Dog.
Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
8:44 pm
Sketch of the Day
Get what's left of your ya-yas out!

stones
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
2:09 am
Saturday, March 24th, 2012
9:07 pm
Is She Not My Girl?
sinead

Oh, Sinead. No one else on the planet has churned such mixed emotions in me. You've gone from being a fearless (if guileless) force for public advocacy of personal ethics to the embodiment of excoriating female drama with no off switch... like some endless episode of The View. And you clearly haven't learned a thing with time.
Yet... you were there at the most needed time in my youth, right on the final gasping death of the eighties and my time in high (or low) school. By making your way onto the cd racks in Vernon BC and basic cable, you were one of the eye-openers that saved me from the land of giant perms and miniature ideas-- always paying the full price for doing it.

And at the end of it all there has always been THAT VOICE.

So I wish you luck with the tour and I really want to hear that new album. Maybe you'll find some liberation in song again.
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
2:53 am
Friday, March 2nd, 2012
3:38 am
Happy March!
From a photo of the statues at Vancouver's English Bay. Tinted again on photoshop.
smile
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