Sunday, November 4, 2012

Drink and Draw!!

As mentioned before we return to our home away from home, Lava Lounge in Tremont for DnD#4, Thursday November 15th. Yes... We know that it's normally the third Thursday...but with Thanksgiving...over the river and through the woods and all...we're switching it up so everyone can spend time eating turkey or any other dead animal consumption of choice, and spend time with family. Or you come and spend it with us, eating, drinking and drawing. As always we'll have our little draw offs with extra special goodies supplied by the fine folks...and our beloved sponsors, Carol and Johns Comic Shop. If you're not buying your comics there....WHY NOT?!?!? So see you on Thursday November 15th. 7-11:00....and bring turkey!!! Mmmmmmmm turkey.....

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Drink and Draw returns to Lava!

Yes my peoples, you heard right! Drink and Draw Social Club Cleveland returns to LAVA this Thursday October 25th. As per usual join us as we grind lead, sling ink and get our proverbial drink on. Along with the reboot comes the news that for the foreseeable future, LAVA will be our home. As of right now we have procured this fine establishment through the month of January...Times are as usual 7-11 and location the same 2nd floor. So bring you pencils..your pens...your sketch pads, and come drink and be social. And a huge thank you to the fine folks at LAVA.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Drink and Draw #3: Photos!

We had a great time at the last Drink and Draw and were extremely happy with the turn out.  Artists of all kinds joined together at the Lava Lounge with their common love of art and booze.  If you attended the event and have some photos or scans of the art created there, please feel free to post it to the Facebook page with any personal info you would like to include (Twitter, Personal Website. etc).

DandD 3: Ben Hale's "Sgt Rock"

Rust Belt Monster Collective: Round 29: Sgt Rock!... Sort of?: Well, I had every intention of doing an iconic drawing of Sgt Rock, but thanks to a healthy dose of alcohol (courtesy of the Cleveland Dr...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Round 3

Okeedoke peeps. Round three of the now infamous, Drink and Draw Social Club Cleveland is Thursday...(that's tomorrow night) Aug. 23 at 7:00 till 11:00. We're fortunate to be at the Lava Lounge again in Tremont and we hope to make this our permanent home. Fingers see you there. And Aloha.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Drink and Draw Cleveland #2 Pics!

I can't believe I forgot to post these.  I put them up on the Official Facebook Page and it slipped my mind.  Either way, below are just a few pictures from the last Drink and Draw Cleveland meeting.  Please feel free to come and join us on August 23rd for #3 as we are back at the Lava Lounge.  Just head up stairs.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Ventriloquist Inks

Worked on this at Drink and Draw Cleveland #2.  The posing just kind of poured out of me and it was nice to be able to show other people while I was working on it.

Go to the Rust Belt Monster Collective to see the final painted version.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Drink and Draw at Lava!!

Yes...yes..yes!!! Folks we are on again for Drink and Draw Social Club Cleveland. The nice peeps at Lava have invited us back. Thursday August 23rd 7:00 to 11:00ish. We get a cool vibe, bitchin music is spun and good grub. Put it on your calender, write it on your palm (but don't wash till August 24th) or slap a post-it on your pet. Sponsored in part by The Rust Belt Monster Collective...we're seeing more and more new faces. Be sure to mingle...introduce yourself...drink and draw.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

DnD Deux....

My contributions to Thursdays Drink and Draw Social Club Cleveland.....the first piece was...well...I couldn't really focus on any one particular subject. Crider kept going on about having Sharpie paint markers in his pants. Who can focus under those conditions? Theres gots to be some law against that, I tells ya!

Then with help of a few vodkas and cranberrys....

Drink and Draw Social Club Cleveland 2...Thank you.

Well...another Drink and Draw has come and gone. A group of thirsty artists, pens and pencils clenched in their mitts, descended on The Lava Lounge in Tremont last Thursday and slung ink and lead like no ones business. From the RBMC and myself a huge thank you to everyone who came. A good time was had by all. An extra big thank you to the folks at Lava for allowing us to use the space on the second floor. The staff kept the music playing and the drinks and grub in hardy supply. Thank you to all. And an extra...EXTRA big thank you to John Dudas and the guys at Carol and Johns Comic Shop. They supplied some very sweet prizes for our little contest near the end of the night. Thanks gang. So if you haven't attended DnD....WHY? Keep an eye on this blog or head over to Facebook and join the page for updates. So I leave you with our little....who am I kiddin'...this monstrous jam piece done by those in attendance. See everyone next month.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Tim, D&D CLE: Issue #2

Man, this looked better thursday night. I guess little bit to much drinkin' not enough drawin' was going on.

Since it was bothering me so much I decided to give it another shot, if you are interested in my slightly more sober version click here.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Drink and Draw Part Deux!!

The Official Drink and Draw chapter Cleveland is on again. This time down in Tremont at the Lava Lounge, Thursday July 26th and normal time....7:00 p.m. We have the second plenty of tables..but do try and arrive early. Room went quick on our first launch. Hope to see your face in the place.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Randolph Crider: Issue 1

Click on this sucker, and make it bigger!

This is all Erin Schechtman's fault. She told me draw a viking with an oar on top of a kraken, with no direction what a kraken looked like.  With my desire to drink beers usually trumping my need to go find reference, I drew the first thing that came to mind.  

Which does not look like a kraken. 

Erin's also responsible for those happy bubbles back there. I'm not sure, but I'm pretty sure I spy Dr.Sketchy's Jason Tilk floating along. 

Anyway, this is mostly Erin's doing.  I'll take full credit for the mermaid. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Issue #1 Jam Piece

That's a lot of drunken talent on 9 x 12 bristol board.

Drink And Draw #1

Last Thursday's official Drink And Draw is in the books and we couldn't be more pleased with the turnout.  Almost 30 of Cleveland's most talented artists showed up and everyone had a great time.  Portfolios were shared, art was discussed, laughs were plentiful, and everyone busily filled their sketchbooks.  Next month's event can't get here quick enough.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Issue 1: Erin's Doodles!

Click this image to see the finished illustration!
Everything is painted with watercolor and Faber-Castell Pitt markers. There are colored pencils and paint markers in there a bit too.

Drink & Draw #1 Angela Oster

Little Vampire Girl plays with her dollie Sloth in space

Friday, June 22, 2012

Tim, Drink and Draw CLE: Issue #1

Dino-Cadillac Attack! Awesome time last night at the 1st "official" Cleveland Drink and Draw. Click here for more of my art!

Mark . . . Issue #0 and #1

Issue #0
"You can always make him the devil."
~Randy Crider

Issue #1
"Dad, draw me Frankenstein with a jet pack and bat wings!"
I better finish one of these.

Great times, relaxing with friends and drawing just for fun!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Join us TONIGHT!

The Rust Belt Monster Collective is very proud to bring the Drink and Draw Social Club to Cleveland.  In an effort to both strengthen Cleveland's art presence and foster communication between local artists, we have decided to hold a monthly gathering for all of us.  Cleveland area artists are welcome to meet up with us tonight at the Tremont Taphouse for a night of beer and sketching.  No cover charge, no judgments.  Just step up to the bar, buy yourself a drink, and start drawing.  And please feel free to introduce yourself.  The entire Collective will be there and are looking forward to mingling and seeing what everyone is working on.  

Also, look for further meetings as we intend to do this every month.  How do you know when they'll be?  Well, you can follow the Cleveland Drink and Draw Social Club on Facebook, Twitter, or at the official Blog.

Special thanks to the original Drink and Draw Social Club for allowing us to create the Cleveland Chapter.  What a great idea and opportunity for artists.

Cleveland Drink And Draw Social Club #1
June 21, 2012  from 7-11 p.m.
2572 Scranton Rd
Cleveland, Ohio 44113-4315


Monday, June 18, 2012

Randolph Crider: Issue 0

Three days before our official launch, and I finally finished the sketchbook madness I started at Issue#0 last month.  In the past year, these two page spreads are my favorite thing to draw, and it was a real blast to plot this sucker out in a room full of Cleveland's finest. 

There's a few more of these on my blog, and I'm always posting with the Rust Belt Monster Collective too.

Hopefully I'll see you dudes on Thursday. Let's drink beers, draw nonsense, and be friends. 

Click on it, it get's bigger. (Probably NSFW)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Angela, Issue #0

Sylvie with unicorns - a couple of drawing for my daughter's birthday: