Steel City Artist: Drawings and Interview with Charles Ott

"Cinderella Castle, Magic Mountain" by Charles Ott, Jr.

Lest you think that I have a predisposition for trippy, vulgar, and raunchy drawings (what am I saying, I confess I do!), I want to showcase an artist who’s been making a name for himself in the Pittsburgh area and beyond with his meticulously rendered…

January 22, 2010

"Tower of Babel" by Colin McAllister

Tower of Babel Detail by Colin McAllister

Tower of Babel (Detail) by Colin McAllister Tower of Babel by Colin McAllister Looking at the artwork of 24-year-old U.K. artist Colin David McAllister, you get the sense of a man on a mission.  The scale, detail, and perspectives of his drawings are immediately overwhelming; in fact,…

July 27, 2009

IKEA by Thomas Broome


Renaissance man Thomas Broome makes all of kinds of different art, many of it installational. Among his large collection of works are these fantastic drawings that recreate three-dimensional everyday spaces through text alone.

February 27, 2009

“Nurse Hypo” and Others by Phillip Jackson

Nurse Hypo by Phillip Jackson Phillip Jackson, aka Jolly Jack, creator of the memorable “Sequential Art” and other online comic strips, has a great little sketchbook section to find a little inspiration.  His drawings are fresh, sexy, and humerous – not a bad combination. More…

November 7, 2008

Ink Drawing of Baltimore Magazine Illustration by Frank Stockton

Ink Drawing of Baltimore Magazine Illustration by Frank Stockton

I came across the works of Frank Stockton via the newly started “quarterly zine of literature, art, and design” Urban Molecule. I’m glad I did too because Frank Stockton’s work is simply cool. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that I actually recognized one…

March 21, 2008

Untitled ("Voila") by Isabelle Arsenault

Untitled (”Voila”) by Isabelle Arsenault

The above is from a scene out of a graphic novel by Isabelle Arsenault.  Unfortunately I don’t know what it’s about because it’s in French!  However, I suspect it has something to do with a recipe…  The artist studied graphic design and then moved into…

March 20, 2008

"Barge Girl" by John S. Gibb

“Barge Girl” by John S. Gibb

When I happened upon the website of John S. Gibb, it literally took my breath away. The degree of realism in these pencil drawings is mind-blowing. From the site: John S. Gibb is a leading pencil artist whose work is to be found in collections…

March 13, 2008

“Accompanied” by Eric Haddad

Accompanied by Eric Haddad

Living in Boston, Eric Haddad is busy making some fantastic drawings, including the one you see.  Very clean, very fresh, and quite a beautiful style.  I also really like his Adobe Illustrator drawings.  Definitely someone to keep your eye on.

March 12, 2008

“Nina Wings” by Ronnie Del Carmen

"Nina Wings" by Ronnie Del Carmen

Sketches by Ronnie Del Carmen.

February 24, 2008

“House Made of Boat Chunks, Chick’s Beach” by Sparky Donatello

"House Made of Boat Chunks, Chick

Some great sketches over at Crack Skull Bob, with some pretty funny commentary to go along.

February 24, 2008