Glenn Arthur

Glenn Arthur

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sketch Theatre

I was recently invited to join Sketch Theatre which was such a huge honor for me. In case you’re not familiar with them I implore you to check out their website. It’s full of incredibly inspiring time lapsed videos of some of the most amazing artists sketching, drawing, painting and just doing their thing!

I must admit I was a bit nervous about doing this. I tend to be my own worst critic, as I’m sure most of us are, but I couldn’t pass up this kind of opportunity! When I arrived at the studio I was greeted by the executive producer of Sketch Theatre, Lily, (who is as sweet and kind as she is gorgeous!) and she really made me feel welcome! I sat at a large desk with a huge camera hanging just overhead and a monitor to my right. I threw on my iPod and went to work.

I sketched from start to finish for one hour which was a little strange for me as I tend to work on multiple projects at the same time switching back and forth. But once I got in the zone it was easier than I had originally thought. Watching myself draw in the monitor was kind of fun but after a while I completely forgot it was there.

When the video was finished it was even cooler than I thought it would be. Lily set the video to an awesome track by the Crocodiles which went so well with my drawing and she had such wonderful things to say about my work! I can’t express enough gratitude to Lily and everyone at Sketch Theatre for including me in this amazing art experience and I can’t wait to do it again!

I hope you guys enjoy my sketch! Watch the video here: Glenn Arthur 01

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Synergism (Collaborating Minds)

I recently embarked on an artistic adventure by collaborating my visions and styles with another artist’s work and I must say that it was one of the most engaging experiences I’ve had as an artist. It really forces you to step outside of your comfort zone and place complete trust in another individual that they will not only handle your work with love and care but add their own special brand of talent to help improve and expand the piece as a whole and vice versa.

My great friend, Roberto Morales, is a master of graphite and ink work in a beautifully twisted style that is all his own. His artwork is jam packed full of imagery that is not only macabre and bizarre but intricately detailed to perfection which is why I was so excited to combine our two artistic worlds! We agreed on an idea and set to work…

The piece is titled “Peeling Back The Nightmares” which I started with acrylic paint on a 12x16 wood panel.

I handed off the piece to Roberto and he took over by adding his amazing work with graphite and ink.

The piece then found its way back into my hands as I finished off the rest with more paint and viola… a piece of art was born!