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Jon Nagl
Fife
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Oh! Forgot this was still here. Well, if you're looking for me I'm now blogging at www.jonnagl.co.uk and having a splendid time doing so. So come on over! Toodles, Jon Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Jon Nagl's Artblog
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A soft pastel drawing from last week, one day shy of the official blue moon. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at Jon Nagl's Artblog
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Given the view we currently have, it's ridiculous that I don't do more landscapes. Still, in the great tradition of not knowing what you've got until it's soon to be gone (well, perhaps) I knocked out not one but two relatively quick colour pieces yesterday evening, looking south across the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2015 at Jon Nagl's Artblog
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Sunday was my last life drawing session until Autumn, and in the days beforehand I was delighted to see/hear the benefits of drawing the nude extolled on both radio and online. First up, this splendid half-hour Radio 4 broadcast from a Brighton-based life drawing session (yes, I know, not the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Jon Nagl's Artblog
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Took last week off from IFfing - had a nice idea, but no time/headspace to polish it up - so wanted to get back on the wagon this week. Given that lots of my earlier illustrations have played upon the small/big dynamic I was worried about repeating myself, and in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Jon Nagl's Artblog
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After sneaking last month's session in on the last day of May, June's took place just a couple of weeks later. It was a welcome respite from a lot of potentially-good-but-exhausting stuff that's on the go just now, although I worried beforehand I'd have trouble focusing on the drawing. It's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Jon Nagl's Artblog
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Although being a desk-based bureaucrat isn't quite the wild-haired bohemian artist career path I might have wanted, the location of said desk does allow me to get out onto Calton Hill in a matter of minutes and knock out a quick drawing or painting at lunchtime, weather permitting of course.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at Jon Nagl's Artblog
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Bashed out the below yesterday evening - it didn't take much idea scribbling before I settled on something along the lines of what would constitute a space program for fish. Granted, there's no guarantee that the fish concerned is a willing explorer into the realm of the wetless, and you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2015 at Jon Nagl's Artblog
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So, last Friday, the Illustration Friday word came up - "monster." My imagination leapt off the starting blocks... and immediately slammed face down into the track, nose bloody, swearing profusely. TOO! MANY! POSSIBILITIES! WAY TOO MANY! WUHH! GOHHHH! NYYYAAAARRRGH! I floundered and flapped, on paper at least, unable to find... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at Jon Nagl's Artblog
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That time again, and this month (well, last month) I decided to have a paint-free session. Working from a female model, I started off with that lovely condensed charcoal... ...before gradually moving to vine charcoal. As you can see, I'm still struggling to get the use of dark surrounding space... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at Jon Nagl's Artblog
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Another illustration for Illustration Friday, again knocked out over a couple of hours using Mischief and a graphics tablet (Turcom H610, if you're interested). Worked out okay, though as with all these things I don't have the time/skills/ability to make it super shiny and finished. But the idea comes across... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at Jon Nagl's Artblog
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A million more things I'd like to do with this, but best leave it be. I've clearly got a lot to learn about drawing and colouring from my imagination - won't be troubling the pages of ImagineFX any time soon - but a step in the right direction all the... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Jon Nagl's Artblog
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It's that wonderful time of the month again, or at least it was last Sunday when I shimmied magnificently over to Wasps in Leith for three hours of figure drawing. In recent sessions I'd settled into a bit of a charcoal-for-fast oils-for-slow rut - leading to some nice results, sure,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2015 at Jon Nagl's Artblog
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Well, I didn't win the Kelpies Design Prize this year (probably for the best in retrospect, I was decidedly off-colour on the evening and almost fainted, so winning might have finished me off) - here's the one that did - but I thought it might be nice to show the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Jon Nagl's Artblog
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I'm horribly behind on posting about new work up at the Shop here, but there's three new pieces that have gone up in the last 24 hours and, shockingly, none of them contain the slightest hint of bare naked human skin. Instead, there's two watercolours painted during lunch breaks in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at Jon Nagl's Artblog
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Yes, yes, two days late now - how quickly he slides! - but I have been busy. More on that to come, in the meantime here's what last year looked like. NEW STUFF VERY GODDAMN SOON YES REALLY. Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at Jon Nagl's Artblog
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A day late, but who's counting? There's new work to share with you as soon as I can get decent photographs of them, but in the meantime there's always year-old scribblings to throw into the digital ether. Consider, then, those final days of March 2014... *cue timey-wimey wobbly screen effect*... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at Jon Nagl's Artblog
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This time a year ago, I was mostly thinking about The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Tiger Who Came To Tea, the appearance of a bright glowing ball of light in the sky on the way to work, and being bloody tired due to a shit night's sleep courtesy of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at Jon Nagl's Artblog
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Yes! I'm really pleased to get this drawn, since it was pretty vivid in my head since a rough sketch this weekend and I wasn't sure I could actually draw the bounder. Turns out I could! It's worth clicking here to see it that much larger over at Flickr for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at Jon Nagl's Artblog
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Three double-pages for this week last year, the highlight being the sketches of a hand dissection (blogged at the time here). Then some more Edinburgh landmark drawings with some new pens and a couple of frankly-blah watercolours. Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at Jon Nagl's Artblog
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A quick sketch from this evening for IF, a day-late tribute to Mums everywhere and the strength it takes to raise a kid. Face of the older kid is probably too manic for the rest of the picture, but it's gone 10pm and I'll be up at 5:25am tomorrow so... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Jon Nagl's Artblog
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Me again! Not a peep for months, now I don't bloody shut up? Well, if I'm going to paying for this here blog on a monthly basis (not to mention that incredibly desirable domain name) I may as well use the bounder. In an attempt to tie myself towards something... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at Jon Nagl's Artblog
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Arrrgh! Another two month break between monthly life drawing sessions - this time, it was all the fault of a dreadful lurgee, afflicting myself and the wife the weekend I'd planned to go. Still, better late than never, I rumbled across the Forth on a ferociously windy Sunday, Haymarket-bound. As... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Jon Nagl's Artblog
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For anyone who missed the news on Twitter, Facebook or meatspace, I've been shortlisted for the Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize! The what now? It's basically a competition run by Floris Books, an Edinburgh-based publisher, for artists/designers/wannabes (that'll be me then) to have a shot at designing a front cover... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Jon Nagl's Artblog
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December shimmied past without a hint of artistic nudity, so it wasn't until we were well into January that I managed to get over to Edinburgh for some life drawing. My god, to think there was a time I used to do this weekly! Now I can barely manage a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at Jon Nagl's Artblog