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07-01-2011, 07:26 AM
hi todays sketch'es 1st 5 ok

07-01-2011, 07:31 AM
ok that it :cool::cool::cool:

07-02-2011, 06:22 AM
ok todays 1st 5 look at the bloke with ear hie ear is looped round a silver band yuk yuk :rolleyes:

07-02-2011, 06:27 AM
ok thats it :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

07-03-2011, 07:19 AM
todays 1st 5

07-03-2011, 07:26 AM
2nd 5 ok :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

07-03-2011, 07:37 AM
hi sorry about the dog he said u never asked me and walked off :eek:

but got my own back gave him leg of a footballer :D:D


07-03-2011, 09:09 PM
Another great set of drawings Eighty, well done again:)

07-04-2011, 01:10 AM
Hi Katie Coops just going to watch tennis my money on the Serb ok

07-04-2011, 01:12 AM
Love your series of paintings in the bus sketches thread...:):):)

07-04-2011, 07:32 AM
thanks again Ken didn't go out today got stuck in with the tennis my choice

won but too easy Nadal made too many errors not like him

but thats the way the cookie crumbles yeah

07-05-2011, 08:47 AM
hi todays 1st 5

07-05-2011, 08:53 AM
2nd 5 ok

07-05-2011, 08:57 AM
ok thats it :p:p:p

07-05-2011, 09:14 AM
This collection of characters may now easily fill a stadium seats, or a gladiator fights circus! :D Amazing crowd indeed!

07-06-2011, 03:04 AM
Hail O Caesar. Yeah we are a funny lot :rolleyes: just got back from

The mall packed with forien students nearly all girls all chattering u can

imagine the noise yeah I'll bung my sketch'es in later as I'm sitting

In the armchair think I'm going to have a doze :cool::cool::cool:

07-06-2011, 10:58 AM
:D:D:D:D:D1st 5 ok

07-06-2011, 11:07 AM
last 3 think I've lost one :eek: :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

07-07-2011, 01:56 AM
hi the two that went on walkabouts just shows if yuh not watching

their away like a herd of pigs :eek: :rolleyes: :D

07-07-2011, 10:14 AM
See you have been busy again Eighty, another set of fine drawings:)

07-07-2011, 07:36 PM
Corr thanks Katie Coops looked at your goddess lovely is it water colour !

As been looking at the tut of S.O.S Christ what it must b to have all his

Knowledge on the tools :eek: I've watched it twice but looks like another

20 times before it sinks in:D also gave me a glimce of layers if there was a

Artrage medal d'or for the help to others it would b his with u a close 2nd

chio. As the mighty Caesar would say yeah. :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

07-08-2011, 06:25 AM
hi rain stopped play :D so only got out for an hour bus ride up to the mall

then black rain started gathering so went into marks and sparks got my

boiled sweets (don't know if they do u any good as they must b pure sugar

anyone know??? )then back on the bus couldn't see much as was packed

ok here's the 1st 5

07-08-2011, 06:43 AM
hi just two ok :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

does a printer use ink when scanning to laptop??????

07-08-2011, 08:32 PM
Looking to the expressions of this last series, dear ATPlus the Old, it looks like Your bus carries purgatory souls in the process of expiating their sins! :eek::D
Great insight capability in few traits. :)

07-08-2011, 11:40 PM
Hail O Caesar you've got me worried is it safe for me or should the

other passengers be worried :eek: :confused:

ink :confused: does the printer use ink when scanning to the laptop

??????????????????????? comments thanks

07-09-2011, 04:27 AM
hi todays 1st 5 ok

07-09-2011, 04:34 AM
2nd 5 ok

07-09-2011, 04:39 AM
thats todays ok got to go back and turn one I forgot:D:D

07-09-2011, 04:46 AM
ok I've turned it...........:D:D:D:D:D:D:D-----E/S

07-09-2011, 06:21 AM
Gorgeous,Eighty, and if you can scratch them all with an ink... would look delighfully i think. :)

07-09-2011, 10:26 AM
Hi ATTA hows my water colour gal it was like showing a duck water


07-09-2011, 11:41 PM
Number 11 is really really good Eighty and I do like the cafe too, I do enjoy looking at these.:)

07-10-2011, 11:26 AM
hi tried dewent sketching pencil dark wash 8b had some time but never used

bunged some water on when got home not bad had to loose detail as the

pencil tips so thick ? ( never was any good at sharping pencils )

might take a brush out with me O and some aqua


07-10-2011, 11:31 AM
last 3 ok

07-11-2011, 07:11 AM
Hi todays 1st 5 ok still bashing with brush: D

07-11-2011, 07:16 AM
Hi 2nd 5 ok ok :D:D

07-11-2011, 07:21 AM
ok last one's :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

07-12-2011, 08:05 AM
....hi 1st 5 ok more later ok wanna snack

07-12-2011, 11:57 AM
ht 2nd 5 sorry got tied up with Rubens could'nt get away kept yaking ok

07-12-2011, 12:02 PM
hi the 3rd 5 ok

07-12-2011, 12:04 PM
one by acc; :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

07-12-2011, 12:55 PM
Good going Eighty....i like them all...that group looks very good.And what about babies...haven't seen any yet?

07-12-2011, 09:49 PM
hi ATTA u must b yoking when i try they end up like old people :D

will try might use camera that was a group of young boys about age

10/12 full of energy :D from Kazakhstan and girls bit older 15/16

i drew the map they showed me where it was looked like a mixed race

country poss; russian chinese its worked well they look great

when got home noticed the map was a face :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

07-12-2011, 11:26 PM
I like your sketches.

07-13-2011, 03:58 AM
Blimey EB every time I lookup there u are :D. Like your avatar but.

Couldn't see what brand of boose it is. In the bootle :D:D;)

07-13-2011, 07:19 AM
Hi watched peter capaldi on the box last night doing some sketch'es

would like to see more went on google but all i got is films which i don't

want just want to see his drawing can anyone tell me how???? thanks

todays 1st 5 ok

07-13-2011, 07:23 AM
thats the lot CHIO

07-15-2011, 07:12 AM
hi Got stopped by the police today ?? ATTA said I don't any babies so said I'd take camera to get some shots of them went it to the mall as Iwanted SKPYE
on my ipad had tried but made a cockup as norm took him about a min,
anyway got out of apple and noticed on the lower level they had put a lot of those prehistoric animals and it was packed with little toddlers I thought
good I can get some shots of them which I did then went back outside to do
some Sketching was doing alright whan suddenly about 4 coppers there as someone had reported me after 20 mins checking birth cert; drivers lic;
age date of birth where brighton and address they decided to let me go
:D:D:D I then went to the police station to check about sketching people
didn't find out much !!! when on coming out there in front was the new
american express building being built so done a quick sketch it kept shouting
I didn't give you permission so I scappered befor the Law got me :eek::eek


07-15-2011, 07:16 AM
2nd 5 ok :eek::eek:

07-15-2011, 07:22 AM
last 4 ok it pays to do landscapes :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

07-16-2011, 07:51 AM
Hi todays !st 5 ok :D:D:D:D:D

07-16-2011, 07:54 AM
2nd 5 ok :cool::cool::cool:

07-16-2011, 07:59 AM
thats the lot for today ok :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

07-16-2011, 09:31 AM
Just awesome, all the different people so perfectly catched.
Your bus sketching convinced me to start it for myself during commuting... it should help to improve my rather poor sketching abilities:)

You take a picture first, then you draw by that reference?

07-16-2011, 11:10 AM
hi Amyas no photos no reference ok just sketching in the bus and lately

anywhere i can must take a sketch pad with u all the tine A5 if u look at my

stuff under Singer Sargent you'll see that I've copied the three master's

to try to improve my drawing as i had missed out for sixty odd years ok

I wish you every sucess on your sketching- :D:D:D:D:D:D:D-E/S AT PLUS

or eighty + ok

07-17-2011, 08:36 PM
did'nt go out Saturday too much rain ok try today but one hell of a wind

so will b the bus too and throw yeah ok have a nice day CHIO

07-17-2011, 09:10 PM
hi Got stopped by the police today ?? ATTA said I don't any babies so said I'd take camera to get some shots of them went it to the mall as Iwanted SKPYE
on my ipad had tried but made a cockup as norm took him about a min,
anyway got out of apple and noticed on the lower level they had put a lot of those prehistoric animals and it was packed with little toddlers I thought
good I can get some shots of them which I did then went back outside to do
some Sketching was doing alright whan suddenly about 4 coppers there as someone had reported me after 20 mins checking birth cert; drivers lic;
age date of birth where brighton and address they decided to let me go
:D:D:D I then went to the police station to check about sketching people
didn't find out much !!! when on coming out there in front was the new
american express building being built so done a quick sketch it kept shouting
I didn't give you permission so I scappered befor the Law got me :eek::eek


:confused::confused::eek::rolleyes: what a dangerous life you are living, Eighty!! keep on drawing and don't let the cops stop you :D ... dare drawing one of them? :p

great sketches! :)

07-18-2011, 02:35 AM
MSIE ok but officer I was only Sketching u can't u take these cuffs

OFF MSIE you'll have me behind ##### :eek: :D :eek:

07-18-2011, 06:38 AM
Hi up early thought I'd let people now that I'm a sketching nutter :D:D

got a red jersey so wrote on the front and back ( MUST SKETCH ) in

white agrilic paint and also wore a red baseball cap back to front as

is the style :D ok then got onto the bus :D don't no why but just

smashed the 1st 7 so fast the pencil couldn't keep up with me :D:D:D

OK see what u think YEAH AT Plus the Old :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

07-18-2011, 06:42 AM
hi 2nd 5 ok

07-18-2011, 06:44 AM
ok last one :eek: ...:D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

07-18-2011, 06:58 AM
hi just remmemberd got cyberlink youcam here's the pic;:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

07-18-2011, 07:23 AM
you'll have me behind ##### :eek: :D :eek:

well, in prison you'll find a lot of interesting characters to sketch, I'm sure! :D

great new sketches again - and thanks a lot for sharing your picture :) :) red suits you well ;)

07-18-2011, 11:49 AM
Hi. Msie. Dankie Dankie. Dankie

07-19-2011, 05:48 AM
hi todays 1st 5 ok

07-19-2011, 05:53 AM
2nd 5 ok

07-19-2011, 05:57 AM
ok thats it for today ok :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

07-19-2011, 10:21 AM
Hi tried a bit of TV sketching not bad but the camera keeps floating the

last two blokes are called Gilbert and George got a vague feeling

seen em on tv ???the other one is in is it tricks?? but I've made him

twenty years younger that will make him happy the girl was in something

to do with antigues ok good for a laugh yeah :D:D:D:D:D:D:D---E/S

J Witt
07-19-2011, 11:16 AM
Great work as always. I love seeing your candid drawings.

07-19-2011, 05:30 PM
Thanks. Jim.Jack.Joe..JorgeJuan.?? Witt :D glad u like them as I like

Sketching ok. Regards. Dave

07-20-2011, 07:36 AM
Hi funny day today went to the mall then to o2 for a sim for the ipad

then to apple where they put it in and set it up ( must say they are always

helpfull for me do u think its my age :D yoking of course ) so now I can use

whereever I'm :cool:there's a little flower shop on the outside mall the

couple who run it had a chat as the bloke had been to art school as the

ipad was working showed him artrage and my rubbish so we had a good laugh

any way he's started sketching again in the shop as he's got a good view

of the mall time flew so didn't do many sketch'es ok

07-20-2011, 07:38 AM
Hi last one ok :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

07-20-2011, 10:10 AM
hi just a quickie ok

07-21-2011, 09:46 AM
Hi had a lazy day kept having showers an ex art student asked to see

my sketch'es as i had my ipad with me showed him my stuff in the gallery

and my 1st s/portrait and the wife so we had a good laugh he showed me

some he had on his iphone very good told him to get on artrage with luck

he will so done a lot of yaking but only 2 sketch'es thats life :cool


07-21-2011, 10:05 AM
Mr 80+, another lot of wonderful sketches, really like this last lot of faces, and hey don't knock it if you get help just cause your old , but then again I only like it when I have bags of grocerys to carry to the car and the cashier will call a young person to help me :D I smile sweetly then and accept :D

07-21-2011, 10:44 AM
Tanks Jean I could just see you smiling sweetly made me smile cool:

no H to make u smile ok

07-22-2011, 05:23 AM
Hi todays 1st 5 I done one with a papermate tikky graphic 0.2 pen

given to me by one of the ex-art student's to have a go with made me

quite nervous as there no going back if you know what I mean :eek::eek:

07-22-2011, 05:32 AM
Hi last ones ok :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----

07-23-2011, 05:50 AM
HI todays 1st 5 ok

07-23-2011, 05:54 AM
last one's ok :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

07-24-2011, 05:42 AM
hi today's 1st 5 ok

07-24-2011, 05:46 AM
2nd 5 ok

07-24-2011, 05:48 AM
last 1 ok

07-25-2011, 04:30 AM
1st 5 ok

07-25-2011, 04:35 AM
2nd 5 today too short

07-25-2011, 04:40 AM
last two :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

07-25-2011, 05:19 AM
Absolutely Beautiful !

07-25-2011, 06:04 AM
Hi eighty, how are you today, the sketches are great every last one of them, like them a lot:):););)

07-25-2011, 11:14 AM
Thank you Netta Pat for looking as I'm not the flavour of the month :D:D:D

07-25-2011, 01:07 PM
A very delightful series you have going here... :):):)

07-25-2011, 06:10 PM
Thanks kenmo do you think my sketching is improving as nobody says

Anything wadda yuh fink? ? ? :D:D:D

07-25-2011, 08:08 PM
once again your sketches are wonderful to look at dear Eighty:)

07-25-2011, 08:23 PM
Hehe, :D Did you really meet Queen Victoria in bus? ...I never realized the *plus* at your nick is so huge... :eek::eek::D:D

07-25-2011, 10:07 PM
Hi Coops Thanks sorry about my venture into the world of satire they took me

to Lewes Sunday to show me where they burnt the last lot who disagreed :D:D

hi Strandy yep they've stuck her on the central clock tower to make sure she

stays :cool::cool: as for my cell there's a cross over the door

:confused: so I'm not sure where I'm at :) a Monastery or the local nick

heard talk of flogging so could be ither or either:D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

07-26-2011, 08:23 AM
......Hi todays sketch'es 1st ....5 ok

07-26-2011, 08:27 AM
Hi last four ok

07-27-2011, 06:09 AM
Hi todays 1st 5 ok

07-27-2011, 06:14 AM
hi 2nd 5 ok :cool::cool:

07-27-2011, 06:17 AM
Hi last 3 ok

07-27-2011, 08:05 AM
troy dreams aaaarrrhhh :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

07-27-2011, 02:13 PM
really love the sketch of the guy with the glasses on his head looking down... great stuff :)
The 'woman of troy' last piece is really fun :D

07-27-2011, 07:39 PM
I like very much this people and in particular the reading one, who is somewhere else I guess ... I also like the last one, but I'm sure she wasn't in Your bus. :p

07-27-2011, 08:19 PM
Hi. Being a Onest person will tell you ! The sketch of the girl is by troy a x art
Student 1 st put in to get comments but got none ;) so coloured it like
Picasso blue period cos troy tells me he dreams a lot thought it would give him
A laugh Juz that's troy u picked out a 1 min sketch I done as he was sketching
Me ok. His work looked to me like a a cross of Dali Scheil Aubri Breasley I
Liked it so asked for a sketch so I could copy so I got the girl, Caesar
If I see girls like that on my Bus I know that I'm in heaven or he'll if I paint
Her in red ?? Think I'll give it a go But don't think the Pope would like it ok

07-27-2011, 10:02 PM
Dear ATPlus the Old, we're full of nude ladies paintings here since many centuries, including in churches and I don't think the Pope will object (he's got nude people also in the Sixtin Chapel).
I wouldn't rather Queen Victoria or the present Queen sticks You on the hand! :D
If You've got permission the, go on any color!

07-28-2011, 03:03 AM
Hail O Caesar O mighty one. Thanks. I'm pleased about the Pope want

Mind. As there nudes all over hIs palaces. So another one would not be

Noticed ok I'll try in red just to please him downstairs. Ok

By the way I'm not a royalist but quite happy she's there

As for polatic's it like one of shackspierre plays keeps us laughing

As for tHe press bloke he' s a citersion of where ever he like's. Ok

Scuse the spelling the brain is on the blink. Ok

07-28-2011, 05:56 AM
Hi 1st 5 of todays ok

07-28-2011, 06:01 AM
hi todays 2nd 5 ok

07-28-2011, 06:13 AM
todays last 3 ok

07-28-2011, 06:19 AM
fink i miss this one ok :cool:

07-28-2011, 06:45 AM
Hi 2 ipad finger painting 1 done with the right hand to shut it up kept

moaning I never get a go so now he's happy ok

the 2nd one a self portrait with a jewish nose thought to get into the

synergouge ??:eek: to my jewish friends i now u like a good laugh u've

been laughing ever since u started our one :confused: :cool: :D:D:D

07-28-2011, 08:44 AM
for Troy the Dreamer :eek: :eek: :D :D :D :D :D :D :D---- E/S

07-28-2011, 10:32 AM
hi noticed I had missed the base of the seat so I've sorted ok

07-29-2011, 05:11 AM
took the ipad out today to try so bashed it with the finger might try to do 1 every day :eek:

07-29-2011, 06:07 AM
Hi not a good day kept falling asleep yeah today's 1 st 5 ok

07-29-2011, 06:11 AM
that's me lot for tday ok

D Akey
07-29-2011, 06:55 AM
That one for Troy. . . couldn't be Helen, could it. Not the very same face that sank 1000 ships. Bloody hell. . . hahaha

Seventy-Nine, lad, you're like a documentary film maker around the time of Andy Warhol, who would go around New York City filming his experiences. I feel as if I am seeing the world composed of characters (no situations) through your eyes -- being like a reality show of people through still pictures.

Like watching the river flow, with a leaf or twig suspended on the surface, being pulled along. It infers trees, but not necessarily any one in particular. More like detached references to situations in other places. That is sorta like the bus experience as well, isn't it. People who clearly have connection in other places popped out of context for the duration of the ride. That is reflected in the pictures you grab.

It's interesting to watch, perhaps because of the references to their lives through the grab, that your faithful devotion to a photographic rendering has become less important, and you are capturing something else conceptually, less visually slavish. And it may lead to yet some other manifestation in your artistic process. One needn't always be aware consciously of all the levels one is operating on for it to be going on. Just a thought. One observer to the other.

Well done. I love your journey.

07-29-2011, 07:16 AM
Looks like summer has come into your sketches Eighty+ great ones again:)

07-29-2011, 11:34 AM
Bartender Bartender two blue moon river's in pint pots please

thought's ok a touch of blue curaso help

D Akey Cheers :cool: :cool: :cool: take's yuh breath away yeah :D:D:D:D

Hello Katie Coops Thanks sorry I've not looked at your stuff its just

I'm keeping a low profile at the moment :D :D :D :D :D :D

just done a finger painting on ipad tried to copy peter Hewson's one ok

07-29-2011, 11:00 PM
hi just a quickie mit finger on ipad think its water colour :D done this

morning while in bed :cool: :cool: :cool:

07-30-2011, 12:14 AM
Many juicy subject, one of the drawing is really outstanding and the bearded salmon pink man seems to have been painted out of a spiritic session where master Matisse ghost must have directly driven Your hand! :eek::cool::D

07-30-2011, 06:44 AM
Hail O Caesar O Mighty One Poor old Matisse allway's gets the blame

did you see I'm wearing the gold medal you presented to me I thought

if I'm going to swing I liked to be properly dressed its the only time

anybody's given me a medal yeah lots of kicks cos there easy to give

hope the trap-door don't open cos they tell me you get a free pardon

something about a miscarriage of justice so I've bunged all my old

chewing gum onto the scaffold hoping yeah :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

07-30-2011, 07:48 AM
hi todays 1st 5 ok 3 more to come when I find them for some reason they are not all together ok :eek: :D

07-30-2011, 09:31 PM
hi ha ha ha thought yesterday when posting the B/S; hat to do 3 more
had to find them as me and comp; are not on talking terms but when i did get them comp said sorry cant send or recieve??? :confused: thought I'd got the chop :eek: :rolleyes: :D BUT is was the modem messing about ok so there may be a mix up ok the last one is a portrait of jan Toorop worth looking at
reconmemded by Troy ok godda dash the bus people are waiting CHIO

07-31-2011, 07:33 AM
Great sketches again dear Eighty, you really make me smile:)

07-31-2011, 09:22 AM
thanks Katie Coops jut going to bung the next lot in ok :eek: :D

07-31-2011, 09:30 AM
Hi todays Bus sketche's 1st 5 ok

07-31-2011, 09:38 AM
2nd 5 ok

07-31-2011, 09:43 AM
3rd 5 ok

07-31-2011, 09:55 AM
hi last 4 one is a brighton football fan shame on him :D:D:D:D:D:D

the other one a chinese voilin player on the prom she was on about 15 mins ago fantastic


07-31-2011, 09:03 PM
ok ok are the three Grace's all right then :confused::confused::confused:

07-31-2011, 09:53 PM
I like these neon-Moirae seriously. These three fluorescent Fates seem still to appear some night, to determine the course of life. ...As they once in Troy did.

08-01-2011, 06:06 AM

Hi Strandy. Glad u put the whip down the back is quite sore , can you

Converse in king's or Queen's English or mine as I'm fed up carrying

Bloody Dictionary's around, as for the three Grace e's no you've told

Me what their all about do you think they've come to give me the nod

Or to hold my hand. :eek: :eek: :D:D:D:D:D:D:D---- E/S.

Regards. AT Plus. The. Old

08-01-2011, 07:50 AM
hi went sketching with Troy today had lunch at the eagle pub done 1st
sketch looking out the window as all the tables outside in the sunshine were full but the food was good I had roastbeef plus 6 mixed veg and a yorkshire
pud and a pt of weak cider by choice as I'm teetotal so it was a day of rest ?
but managed to smash out another 6 on the way home:eek: :eek::cool::cool:
just to keep the hand happy, I think the right hand going to start moaning
again :eek: :eek:

08-01-2011, 08:01 AM
last two ok tried to put the girl with the red hands in to wind troy up but
some berk has had it banned :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

08-01-2011, 07:20 PM
..........Early Morning Prayer's (Copy of J.T.)

08-01-2011, 09:50 PM
Come-on Come -on da SEAGULLS I had given up hope:confused:

forgot to put a white beard on alf ok lets get to the top and stay

there this time YEAH

08-02-2011, 09:33 AM
hi 1st 5 ok bunged a bit of water colour just to see how it would look ok


08-02-2011, 09:39 AM
2nd 5 ok:cool::cool::cool::cool:

08-02-2011, 09:45 AM
hi 3rd 5 ok

08-02-2011, 09:52 AM
that's the lot for today ok

08-02-2011, 10:38 AM
bunged a bit of water colour just to see how it would look

wow, watercolour looks great!! :):):) so simple but really adds something special to your portraits, I love it! :cool::)

08-02-2011, 11:18 AM
MSIE Thanks glad you like, all ways kept away from water colour as it

scared the Sh---ts out of me :eek::eek: just bunged one in that

Picasso asked me to do kept saying drop the eye my boy bung some

colour on then they will come up with a story why you did it ok :eek:

08-03-2011, 08:09 AM
Hi 1st 5 todays bus sketch'es ok

08-03-2011, 08:15 AM
hi looks if I've lost one ok I'll go back and get

08-03-2011, 08:26 AM
ok found it must have forgot the finished button :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

D Akey
08-03-2011, 09:55 AM
How groovy is this! Great range with your folk. Seems like you have a bit of Lautrec seeking your pencil. Just don't get Tolouse with your line. . . hahah. Alright, was merely a way to use that joke. My first college art teacher used it and I thought it hilarious.

All humor aside, and since I am not there listening in, the humor may never have appeared at all, but assuming it made you chuckle. . .

I think that your stylizations are taking on some of Toulouse Lautrec's sketch qualities. You definitely have the voice of an observer/interactive audience participant watching the show. And you are distorting the appearances ever so much. Not wildly (with the obvious exceptions of the 3 Graces and so on), but in a way that is distinct to your experiences. I also see some humor and other editorial reactions to what you're painting.

Mixing and matching styles and so on in an experimental way and coming back to what you normally do, in fact seems to be modifying your normal approach in a good way. It's as if you are growing out of the old skin. . . or someone else's stiff old skin and taking on your own, supple, youthful one that gives you freedom of movement. Very nice work, 79. I'm observing you, owing to your flexibility, 78 and getting younger all the time, with this invigorating batch. Mind if I call you Lautrec 78?

D Akey
08-04-2011, 04:22 AM
Greetings 9000+

Congrats on you topping the 9000 viewings mark. Apparently you're not the only one doing some observing, eh? Keep sketching!

08-04-2011, 07:49 AM
Hi D AKey :D :D :D funny that I thought my line was getting Tolouse:eek:

cos it seemed I was going bonker's lost the line :D now I just smash it

down then bung it in the mixer hope for the best crickey nearly said

pray :cool::cool::cool: must admit always wait to hear what you've got

to say it keeps me on the strait and narrow no platitudes just straight

from the shoulder as for the 900 think i may have cheated as the bus people

want the sketch'es so I show them how artrage online but then being

digetal its ok to cheat :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: crikey I don't

I'll make the Ton as you keep knocking years off :eek: :eek: :eek:

today's 1st 5 ok

08-04-2011, 07:54 AM
Tdays 2nd 5 ok

08-04-2011, 07:58 AM
hi 3rd 5 ok

08-04-2011, 08:06 AM
hi thats the last three there was one more but the Chinese Teacher

wanted it and as they were only here for a short visit I said ok


08-04-2011, 09:45 AM
hi sorry trying colour on yesterdays ok

08-04-2011, 09:48 AM
ok thats it yellow comes out strong yeah :eek:

08-04-2011, 11:03 AM
HI LIMA how far :confused: :D:D:D:D:D:D:D :cool:

08-05-2011, 08:30 AM
hi today went to a life drawing class managed to bash out 7 but left the 1st 2 on the floor think they were a4 size so done1 on the front and 1 on the back the next 5 on my a5 sketch pad quick pose's only had 1 hour as had a
appointment at 2 otherwise would have stayed for the next hour was told by
a young spanish girl called Lucia who asked to see my sketch'es up the Mall
then told me about the life class quite enjoyed Thanks Lucia will show after the bus sketches so anybody with a warped mind either don't look or get the boys upstairs to move to after 9 ok the only 5 bus sketch'es today :D:D:D

08-05-2011, 08:38 AM
ok te life class sketch'es scuse me if their out of shape thanks


08-05-2011, 08:45 AM
HI LIMA how far :confused: :D:D:D:D:D:D:D :cool:
Hey Sir, how far what?:D
Great image thank you.

08-05-2011, 08:49 AM
hi today went to a life drawing class managed to bash out 7 but left the 1st 2 on the floor think they were a4 size so done1 on the front and 1 on the back the next 5 on my a5 sketch pad quick pose's only had 1 hour as had a
appointment at 2 otherwise would have stayed for the next hour was told by
a young spanish girl called Lucia who asked to see my sketch'es up the Mall
then told me about the life class quite enjoyed Thanks Lucia will show after the bus sketches so anybody with a warped mind either don't look or get the boys upstairs to move to after 9 ok the only 5 bus sketch'es today :D:D:D
hmm, hemm, hmm... fantastic Sir 80. BTW your talent is hmm, hemm :eek::eek::eek:

08-05-2011, 09:07 AM
Milk and honey, a bit funny, in the middle line, eighty got it in the pencil , his drawings's so fine.
Hope you will understand this eighty:confused:

08-05-2011, 09:13 AM
Thanks Lima but remember DAkey keeps making me younger so just call me
boy prehaps one day we'll sit up in the clouds and sketch together ok well
at least I would'nt be seasick :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

08-05-2011, 09:22 AM
Thanks ATTA just remember I'm only an old thickie riddles are beyond

my ken:confused::confused: :D:D:D

08-05-2011, 09:55 AM
Ok, young boy:D:D:D

08-05-2011, 10:35 AM
great bus sketches, great class sketches! :) :)

08-05-2011, 10:40 AM
Will this post ever go away?

08-05-2011, 10:52 AM
Sorry 74 look's like we're both stuck with it: D: D: D: D: D: D: D

08-05-2011, 11:04 AM
HI don't no your name but here is the sketch as promised as you can see

I've only put your daughter in and I've left her hair a bit lighter if you want it

darker tell Troy in the flower shop ok He'll tell me when I go bye

Regard's eighty + or also known as AT Plus :D:D:D

08-05-2011, 06:01 PM
Thank. You. MSIE. Sorry I missed U it was the excitement of being

Young :D:D pleased u liked the life sketch'es as really smashed them

My. Regards. The Young Boy :cool:

08-05-2011, 07:27 PM
You did evolve and improve dramatically in my view looking to how many absolutely tasty and delightful character and new experiments You are producing in these recent days!

08-05-2011, 08:28 PM
Hail O Caesar O Mighty One :D now your talking to me again Yeah

I'm just trying to catch U up ok regards the young Boy :D:D:D

08-05-2011, 08:33 PM
.... dear ATPlus the Old, You're faster to draw :D than anyone to see and comment .... :p

08-06-2011, 08:37 AM
Hail O Caesar O mighty one THANKS

Today started ok splashed a bit of colour on them then went to sleep

it was only the bloody drum's that woke me upso had a lazy day ok

1st 5 ok

08-06-2011, 08:43 AM
only four said it was a lazy day :p:p:p :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

08-06-2011, 08:40 PM
Hi tried sketching with ipad in a cafe 1st live try ok might have a go in the bus:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

08-07-2011, 08:25 AM
Again you have given such fine sketches dear Eighty or is it the young lad? which ever you are keep em coming:)

08-07-2011, 09:02 AM
thanks Katie Coops even I don't no who I 'am yeah :D:D:D

ok today's 1st 5

08-07-2011, 09:05 AM
ok 2nd 5 :cool::cool:

08-07-2011, 09:09 AM
ok 3rd 5 :D:D

08-07-2011, 09:13 AM
ok 4th 5:confused::confused:

08-07-2011, 09:17 AM
ok 5th 5 :eek::eek:

08-07-2011, 11:28 AM
hi just giving the finger some pratice so its ready for the bus ok :cool:

08-07-2011, 08:08 PM
Help lost control finger has taken over e's told me to move over

while e paints e called it the large bathers I don't no why :eek: :eek:

08-07-2011, 10:54 PM
So much to look at and so many great sketches, your work just gets better and better dear Eighty:)

08-08-2011, 08:24 AM
Thanks Katie Coops done this one on the ipad mit the finger see what

you think ow at the life class today more to follow :D:D:D

08-08-2011, 08:26 AM
forgot to say that was my view point so don't turn it ok

08-08-2011, 10:17 AM
Hi 1st 5 bus sketch'es today

08-08-2011, 10:23 AM
ok thats the last 5 of bus sketches the next will be from today's

life class ok

08-08-2011, 10:32 AM
ok 1st 5 of the life class today

when I saw the first one I thought the Reaper had come for me

but then relized he was to smart my Reaper will have a cloth cap

and look like a scarecrow Yeah :D:D:D:D:D:D:D

08-08-2011, 10:39 AM
hi 2nd 5 ok

08-08-2011, 10:44 AM
think thats the lot but got a feeling I've miss one ok :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

08-08-2011, 11:33 AM
Love how you fill your time on a bus!!!!:):):)

08-08-2011, 05:37 PM
Thanks. Kenmo. You've got to get your inspiration from somewhere

When you get to my age. :eek: :eek: :eek: yeah :D:D:D:D:D:D:D

----E/S. :cool: :cool: :cool: Ok.

08-09-2011, 05:23 AM
yuk yuk yuk Rattsang Rattsang Rattsang AR---------HH

08-09-2011, 06:30 AM
hi 1st 5 todays ok :cool::cool:

08-09-2011, 06:35 AM
ok ok thate me lot for today too much wind felt cold so went home :eek:

08-09-2011, 07:35 AM
crikey been ear all day still no food :confused: :eek: :p

08-09-2011, 08:51 AM
watchout the dreaded flying Worm know to have swallowed a

ELEPHANT :eek: :eek: :eek:

08-09-2011, 10:12 AM
Toulouse :eek: :eek: :eek:

08-09-2011, 10:31 AM
I like our young girls and children, Eighty, so nicely drawn, wearing their innocence so well when you paint them. Beautiful!

08-09-2011, 11:41 AM
thank you. Atta do you remember the last time you said you don't

Draw many young children or baby's I said because they always end up
Looking like old people when I draw them :D I said I'll take the camera and then the trouble I got into next thing I knew was the police were all around
Me wanting to see my birth certificate, bus pass , drivers licence, my
Address o yeah looked at the photos I had taken iwas surprised that they
Didn't take a blood test and my finger prints thought I was in for ten years
Hard laybour :eek: :D:D:D:D so now I wear a scarlet red jersey printed
Front and back MUST SKETCH in White acrylic plus a red baseball cap
Back to front as is the fashion so they can see me all day. Ok. Apart from
All that my drawing of children is Improving:D:D:D:D thanks once again

D Akey
08-09-2011, 01:35 PM
My wife teaches grade school and even within the school they have very strict rules about photographing pupils without the written approval of the parents for good reason. However, in the big picture, the world's a screwy place to be sure.

So we abide, give you the brush and paint you red like the back up lights on a work truck. Just doing your business. Fair warning. Artist at large. On the up side it could probably get you some work around the Christmas Season as well with that fine white beard of yours.

So all that said, now talking about the adults you have been depicting, they're great. I am sort of jealous that Kenmo beat me to the joke as I was going to ask which bus line you travel. :D I'll have to take it if I ever visit the UK.

I think you have a good knack for the human figure especially in the context of a concentrated focus like a drawing class. The forms work well, and the outer shapes are intriguing. It all implies pretty fair proportionate volume without interior lay-in marks. I think it shot you into a higher place with your observation. Just keep drawing nekkid people and we'll merit you into the After Nine forum yet! Something to shoot for.

That Tolouse pose -- WOO HOOO!!!!!!!!!!! Great! You might have done the original it looks so right. And your collection of portraits, looks awesome. Lots of great character and your voice seems to be slipping into them in a harmonious way. A bit like singing some common songs down the pub with some folk that wandered in. . . that is to say metaphorically speaking. I can look at these pics and 'hear' the different voices in harmony with you 'voice' - sympathetic, not at odds, these, yet full of character. As to the real world, that takes some ability to read a scene and know how open it is to active participation with the real people you're depicting. It can be nice when it works. I expect in short order you can be giving us lessons in that.

So well done you! Keep going. It's showing a lot of progress in skill and regression in age, my friend.

08-09-2011, 10:11 PM
Hi D AKey does the D stand Don Jaun ? :D

Bartender another two blue moon rivers please

now you've started me on : toloose toloose :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

08-09-2011, 10:29 PM
#704 can tell many things; firstly about the artist who made it! Very lively!:)

08-10-2011, 02:26 AM
Hey Eighty, what sort of bus you you take trips on???? I hope she buys a ticket lol. Well done once again:)

08-10-2011, 05:54 AM
Hi wenkat dunno about being lively went asleep in the sun this afternoon

Katiie. Katie. Coops. :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

08-10-2011, 08:24 AM
Hi todays sketch'es 1st 5 ok

08-10-2011, 08:29 AM
2nd 5 ok

08-10-2011, 08:32 AM
ok the last one :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

08-10-2011, 09:35 PM
for Atta hi used bucket and rubber and the knife for slashing the

bullrushes as don't know how to load the knife with paint :eek::cool:

08-10-2011, 09:37 PM
c'mon kids lets go downstream to busy here

08-10-2011, 10:14 PM
c'mon kids lets go downstream to busy here

I hear the kids chatting ...Lots of them :D

08-11-2011, 04:07 AM
Ohhhh that makes me chuckle Eighty, well done again:)

08-11-2011, 05:54 AM
Hi just a upgrade

thanks Strandy lucky I'm part deaf :eek:

Katie Coops they say keep em larfin :D

then the dread bus sketch'es :D

08-11-2011, 06:08 AM
hi 1st 5 todays bus sketch'es the 1st one refused to move untill

sketched him so had no choice as was worried he would

call the mall security as they would like to see me locked

anyway :eek: :D :D :D :D :D :D :D----E/S

08-11-2011, 06:12 AM
hi 2nd 5 ok:cool::cool:

08-11-2011, 06:19 AM
last two ok didn't fall asleep today but to much chat so didn't

do many sketch'es :cool::cool: :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

08-11-2011, 06:58 PM
Hi. Just lost pic after 2 hours work must go to apple to get them to

Sort for me ok have written so the people who I sketched

Yesterday can see their fizzogg as I promised. Online. Ok

08-12-2011, 07:42 AM
Another lot of great sketches 80+ and thats a good ma in the first :D

08-12-2011, 09:07 AM
Great sketches once again Eighty well done:)

08-12-2011, 10:40 AM
Katie Katie Coops Thanks life today Katie ok :eek:

1st 5 of todays ok

08-12-2011, 10:46 AM
2nd 5 life ok

08-12-2011, 10:51 AM
3rd 5 ok

08-12-2011, 11:01 AM
hi last 2 ok scuse no heads or hands and feet only drawing on a

A5 sketch pad :cool::cool::cool: :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

must say the model's are good keep still no twiching

08-13-2011, 07:44 AM
hi todays 1st 5 ok

08-13-2011, 07:49 AM
2nd 5 ok

08-13-2011, 08:01 AM
should be the last 5 but 2 have gone AWOL the redcaps are looking

for them they'll get 56 days in the stockade when caught :eek::eek:

they'll be smart when they come out :D :D yeah :cool: :cool:

D Akey
08-13-2011, 08:01 AM
Wow! Boy are you a natural for studio drawings. Nice when you're actually allowed to stare and can look, and consider, and analyze. . . which ain't always so easy on the fly. . . or on the bus. . .

So how long are you given for these poses? When I did studio classes, it was roughly one minute poses, then two minutes, five, then ten, and extended from there for the balance of the class.

And. . . and I need to know. . . is that a self-portrait with the reversed red hat, as ya told us you were to be wearing? Representing the scarlet badge of notoriety like the dangerous roaming eye, a loose sketch pad, will travel sort?

Right! Well, I'm keeping my eye on you, lad. . . especially if you keep up this subject matter. Clearly you know where the drawings grow.

Oh, and from before, loved the sheer "too loose" garment on that lass with the very long black gloves. One has to admire a woman who would offer such great pair of silhouettes to the artist. :D Very funny, my dear chap.

D Akey
08-13-2011, 08:04 AM
Oh, you must have been still uploading. I also quite like the poses that look like they are in a coffee shop or something. Nice stuff. Better and better all the time. You're handling more complex images as well. Nice stuff.

08-13-2011, 10:05 AM
Wow! Boy are you a natural for studio drawings. Nice when you're actually allowed to stare and can look, and consider, and analyze. . . which ain't always so easy on the fly. . . or on the bus. . .

So how long are you given for these poses? .

Hi D Akey about 8 mins I like the bit about standing staring consider and
analyze cos I just smashem out like bus sketching :cool::D but think its
what that art teacher bloke said take a sketch pad with you and sketch all the time and suddenly you will be able to sketch anything thats where the 3 master's come in as they told me to look more closely and polish hope I'm moving in that derection ? looks like I'll have to go and have a chat with my old mate the Reaper see if I can get a time allowance, that was to be fun s/portrait
showing me in the red hat but ( suddenly it was my dad) :eek::eek::eek:

D Akey
08-13-2011, 10:54 AM
Nothing wrong with bashing em out if that's your comfortable method. Only thing is that the in-studio models should hold still for ya, and you get a better angle than on a bus or restaurant or classroom. I used to be really good at sketching the back of people's heads owing to that being how the chairs or seats usually seemed to be situated. You at least seem to show some faces with your sketching.

But nude models were good cause if I was done with the pose from one angle I could just move to another seat and have a whole new picture possibility. Although for some reason that rarely happened. They were changing poses faster than I could grab em, cause there always seemed to be a bit more detail I could add. Most times I wished they could go back for another minute. So the speed thing kept me from getting too detailed.

An argument for bashing em out would be it keeps ya honest with first impressions. The only real downside is if they seem to get to looking the same (down the road). Changing the speed of the drawing is one way to break out into something new.

But so long as it's working for ya to draw fast, I say go for it until it no longer serves ya. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, sez I and an awful lot of folk. On the other hand, for early maintenance, if it begins grinding, could do with a lube job as well.

You cracked me up with suddenly finding your self-portrait turning into your dad! Hahahahaha. Eighty+ the Younger?

08-13-2011, 11:20 AM
hi D Akey was a shock I needed a blue moon river after that :eek:

look close at no 5 you'll see I've made her double jointed


08-14-2011, 03:33 AM
Ohhhhh errrrrrrr hands over eyes, not looking, not looking hehehehe. Another fine set of sketches dear Eighty:)

08-14-2011, 06:59 AM
Are you there Katie Katie Coops I can hear you but can't see you :eek:

R/M :cool::cool::cool: Thanks. :D:D:D

08-14-2011, 09:08 AM
hi 1 st 5 on of today ok had to walk everywhere no bus'es as Brighton had
its yearly Gay Parade on yuk yuk yuk so when got home fell asleep
thats why I'm so late ok

08-14-2011, 09:12 AM
2nd 5 ok

08-14-2011, 09:15 AM
hi that's the lot ok :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

08-14-2011, 08:02 PM
hi quick bash mitt the finger CCC/Welcome:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

08-15-2011, 06:31 AM
Hi todays 1st 5 :eek: :cool: :cool:

08-15-2011, 06:36 AM
2nd 5 ok

08-15-2011, 06:41 AM
hi 3rd 5 ok

08-15-2011, 06:44 AM
thats me lot for today ok ......:D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

08-15-2011, 09:56 AM
hi pratice

08-15-2011, 12:25 PM
hi tried to get more colour in it :confused: :D :D :D

08-15-2011, 04:35 PM
Back for another peek. Excellent!

08-15-2011, 09:48 PM
All looking great again dear Eighty:)

08-16-2011, 06:51 AM
the two house's oil pratice

Thanks jibes hope you enjoyed your peeks

Thanks Katie Coops

08-16-2011, 08:17 AM
Hi today's sketch'es 1st 5 ok

08-16-2011, 08:20 AM
2nd 5 ok

D Akey
08-16-2011, 09:31 AM
By the see by the see by the beautiful scene. . .

Fine work, Mister Plus.
And yet they all look so ruddy British, don't they, wot?

I particularly like the ones that have a tone in the top. For some reason it seems that the use of tone as opposed to just line switches on a more value oriented languaging. I'm just seeing this could be, not that you are taking it where it could go. But your touching it a little.

On another front, just for fun and variety, with a figure or where you see something where lighting creates its own foundation, have you thought perhaps of reading the gesture, and broadly slapping in a middle value with a rapid swash or two, and then working in a line and eraser kind of approach to pull out just enough definition to make it read?

It's kinda cool in that the form reveals itself by emerging as opposed to going in and putting things where you see them. Creates a little implied breathing space where not all had to be 'completed'. You may be pleasantly surprised with how much can be said with how little information. The mind sort of fills in what's not there if it's only led a little of the way. So a broad swath of tone can imply the whole in only that.

Like in swordsmanship, that initial curved swoosh or whisk/flick/zap gets the job done. And in the drawing, thereafter you can add bits of detail as you choose. And believe me, it's surprising how effective and artistic all at once that can be. When you get fluid with it, it's amazing how quick you can get. Not a bad thing for a sketch artist.

In that kind of drawing, it then becomes the art of what to include and what to leave out, rather than it being about trying to include everything which may or may not get it done.

Clearly some of your drawings are very full feeling and transmit a very respectable visual. But you had to more or less submit an itemized list of what made that person up. And that's just fine. But this is simply another idea.

08-16-2011, 09:52 AM
Hi D AKey I'll have to read that twenty times before is sinks in to

my poor old brain :eek::D:D:D:D:D:D:D:cool::cool::p I can't keep

drinking blue moon river's its effecting my skitching see what

I mean :D:D:D do you think the colour works ??????

08-16-2011, 09:56 AM
Beautiful 19.

Please, Read your message box, OK?