Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tribastonian Gothic

It was either going to be this or Whistler's Mother for my White Elephant contribution at our staff holiday party this year.
Tribastonian Gothic

Cheríe Sweetbottom

These are from the second Dr. Sketchy's DC, but last to be held at the Red Palace [RIP] featuring the lovely & talented Cheríe Sweetbottom as our model.
Dr Sketchy's DC with Cherie Sweetbottom 2

Dr Sketchy's DC with Cheríe Sweetbottom

Here are some 10 minutes sketches
Dr Sketchy's DC with Cherie Sweetbottom 10 min

Dr Sketchy's DC with Cherie Sweetbottom 10 min

Dr Sketchy's DC with Cherie Sweetbottom 10 min
And a left-handed sketch that won me a cool pop-up book.
Dr Sketchy's DC with Cherie Sweetbottom Left Handed

KiKi Allure

I don't have too much to share from the Junkyard Dolls' sessions at Dr. Sketchy's Baltimore, despite their being extremely talented and really fun figure models.

Thankfully the next session I went to was a little more productive, featuring KiKi Allure.

Dr Sketchy's Baltimore with KiKi Allure

Dr Sketchy's Baltimore with KiKi Allure

This one even won me a prize* during their blind contour drawing contest.
Dr Sketchy's Baltimore with KiKi Allure - Blind Contour

*free shot

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Reverend Valentine

Reverend Valentine has just begun hosting duties for the Dr. Sketchy's branch in DC, and yet she still finds time to head over to Baltimore to pose for a Halloween themed session too.  That's commitment to the movement.
Dr Sketchy's Baltimore Reverend Valentine

Dr Sketchy's Baltimore Reverend Valentine

Monday, October 22, 2012

Dr. Sketchy's DC with Eyrie Twylite

Dr. Sketchy's made its triumphant return to Washington DC last week at the Red Palace, hosted by Reverend Valentine with Eyrie Twylite posing for the group.  It was a lot of fun, and it is pretty nice to have a Dr. Sketchy's in town & within reasonable driving distance. Not that I am going to forgo the Baltimore sessions- heaven forbid.
Dr Sketchy's DC Eyrie Twylite
Add to all of that, Crunkcakes was there with an amazing selection of their specialty cupcakes. Dear god I really wanted to win that half dozen...
Dr Sketchy's DC Eyrie Twylite

Dr Sketchy's DC Eyrie TwyliteDr Sketchy's DC Eyrie Twylite

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sketchcrawl #37 National Zoo

6-ish of us headed to the National Zoo for the 37th International Sketchcrawl. And while a few animals posed still for us many others seemed to ignore any requests for long posed by the group- instead insisting on walking, flying & feeding while the group was observing them. Good models are hard to find.
Alas, here are two sketches I managed to finish past rough pencil sketches.

Here are some lionesses enjoying the sun:
Sketchcrawl lions

And a bird whose name I neglected to record:
Sketchcrawl bird

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Marilyn Monroe Mural

The Marilyn Monroe mural by the Woodley Park/Adams Morgan metro stop at Connecticut & Calvert. Commissioned (in either 1968, or 1981) by Roi Barnard of Salon Roi, and painted by John Bailey.

Sunday, July 29, 2012


NYSSSA SVA 2012 has come to an end, and sadly our very own Judy Powers has made this her last year with the program.  The faculty put together a portfolio of artwork as a gift to thank her for her years of work, and this was my contribution. She will be greatly missed!

This is the Rockefeller art building on the SUNY Fredonia campus, and although I. M. Pei is a very talented architect I could not finds a decent angle on it until I threw this sculture in the foreground.
Rockefeller at SUNY Fredonia

Monday, July 2, 2012

Chuck Brown

Chuck Brown Mural

Back in May, DC's own Chuck 'The Godfather of Go-Go" Brown passed on at the age of 75.  And one of the nicest dedications to him after his passing was this awesome mural, swiftly created by the students at DC's MacFarland Middle School with the help of their art teacher Charles Jean-Pierre.

Friday, June 22, 2012

22 Sketches of Artomatic

Zofie Lang sketch Beth Farnstrom sketch Matt MacIntire sketch
So, Artomatic has a tradition of anonymous (or semi-anonymous) individuals who leave gifts, poems or kind comments to participants;  the Benefactor, Brash, the Collector 2.0...

So, with that in mind, I thought that instead of making a regular "Top Ten" list or "Best of AOM" list, I'd try and make a sketch for my favorite displays of this year's show.  I didn't quite finish as many as I wanted, but I did get about 22 sketches done and distributed back to the artists who inspired them. The're not all stellar sketches, but I tried to do them quick, so lay off man.

No name, no email, no signature or website on it.  Just a small small (2" x 3 1/4" specifically) gesture to let them know they are among my favorites of this year.
Stephanie Booth sketch Sean Hennessy sketch  Robert W Kincheloe sketchRania Hassan sketch Peter Gordon sketch
Though it wouldn't take much to figure out I did them... (golly look, a blog post about it!)

Here's how they look as I put the sketches up in the artists' spaces.
 Artomatic sketchesMatt MacIntire
David D'OrioRania Hassan

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Artomatic Sketchcrawl

artomatic sketchcrawl

Since there are quite a few DC Urban Sketchers/Sketchcrawlers participating in Artomatic this time around, I thought it might be a good idea to have a tour & sketchcrawl to highlight our work, and the rest of the show.  (I stuck to sketching non-sketchcrawler sculptures, as it was a little easier to do than sketching our 2D stuff.)

P.S. The show is over on June 23rd,  so if you are in town come check it out.
1851 S Bell St. Arlington, VA 22202. 
Giant Japanese Monster, Bad! artomatic sketchcrawl

Matt MacIntire artomatic sketchcrawl

artomatic sketchcrawl vacuum cleaner

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Nicolette Le Faye

Dr. Sketchy's Baltimore with Nicolette Le Faye 20 min

I attended the 4 year anniversary session of Dr. Sketchy's Baltimore branch, with Nicolette Le Faye performing and posing for the crowd. I'm slowly becoming accustomed to finishing a drawing in 20 minutes. Though I'd rather have 60...

Dr. Sketchy's Baltimore with Nicolette Le Faye 20 minDr. Sketchy's Baltimore with Nicolette Le Faye 10 minDr. Sketchy's Baltimore with Nicolette Le Faye Blind Contour 5 min

Dr. Sketchy's Baltimore with Nicolette Le Faye 5 min

The Dusk of H Street

Smith Commons Gaia mural sketch

Smith Commons on H St commission the street artist Gaia to make this stunning mural on the side of their restaurant. Pretty awesome. Had to draw it.

And this got some other murals on my mind, so I am going to try and sketch a few more of them before I leave town for the summer.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Arlington TV

I talked to some very nice Arlington TV people about being in Artomatic and they used a few of my words in their video.

(I gab around the 3:30 minute mark)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

S Broad and W Plymouth

S. Broad and W. Plymouth

This is a larger scale drawing/painting I just recently finished for Artomatic.  It is about 7 feet long by 2 feet wide of an intersection in Rochester.
DETAIL S. Broad and W. Plymouth

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Marla Meringue

Dr. Sketchy's Baltimore with Marla Meringue 1

Another Dr. Sketchy's session at the Windup Space in Baltimore.  This time with burlesque performer Marla Meringue.
Dr. Sketchy's Baltimore with Marla Meringue 2