Thursday, March 7, 2019

Town Meeting Day

Every first Tuesday f the year we have Town Meeting day, where the residents of the Township of Lyndon Vermont can come to vote on budgets and other issues. I have come to love this day. I love seeing people involved in the government. I love hearing the discussions and the arguments. I love the sense of community. I love drawing the people present.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Beautie for Valentines Day

Happy Valentines day from Barclay-Studio!

I am still grateful for the opportunity to design this and other bow ties for Beauties Ltd. of Vermont. I had an infinity scarf made for my wife with this pattern on it as well. We match today.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Reworking a past personal project and other thoughts on productivity

I have set some goals again to do more art work. Overall, I have been good about making time to draw on a daily basis. The next step is to complete more illustrations. This is proving to be more difficult as my day gets away from me often because of other responsibilities. I find that scheduling an hour or so a day to work is really helpful.

Today I started to rework one of the “A is for Alliteration” illustrations as it was just not working. This one is for the letter B. The first time I worked on it, it was too rushed. Now I am spending time making sure I am happy with how I am depicting different characters. Trying to get the positioning of the elephant with the bagpipes was proving to be rather difficult. The best way to solve it is through multiple sketches. Trying different things.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

More from my sketch book

A few more sketches of people. This was while I was at Positive Pie in Montpelier, Vermont. It is a great Pizza Place.

My go to pencil it a 3H. The latest leads that I got are harder than they have been in the past. It feels more like a 4H. I am wondering if I got a mixed batch.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The shop across the street

While waiting for my children to finish their dentist appointment, I made sure to make time to do some drawing. This is the small bookstore across the street from our dentist's office. It had always struck me as a delightful little store. I particularly loved the snow cover and how it effected the overall quaintness. It gave it the quintessential Vermont look.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Bow Tie Guy of the Week: The Questing Beast

Questing Beast (kwest-iNG b─ôst)

A mythological creature originating from Arthurian Legend. This beast has the head and neck of a snake, the body of a leopard, and the feet of a hart (I included the haunches of a hart and a snake like tail as well). The name questing is based on the sound the beast makes, which is the sound of barking that comes form the belly. It is said to sound like a pack of hounds questing.

Friday, January 25, 2019

More Sketches

Here are a few more recent sketches from my sketch book. One from the December graduation at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon and the others from a restaurant.