Thursday, 20 December 2012

Naughty List

Here's my Christmas submission for this month. It's a nightmare before Christmas for Charlie! 
Happy Christmas Everyone!

(Audio is from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)

Naughty List from Chris O'Hara on Vimeo.

Monday, 10 December 2012

It's Christmas Time!

Hey again, here is the last theme for the year 2012.

Favorite Christmas Book/Movie
The Nightmare Before Christmas
(not necessarily the Tim Burton one!!!)

The submissions are open until Friday 4th January 2013. I am sure you will all be so bored of stuffing your faces with Turkey and Brussel Sprouts and suffering from Whiskey hangovers you be only too happy to get drawing!

Be good and enjoy the holidays.

Friday, 7 December 2012

November Winner

It is with great embarrassment I must announce the winner of this months theme...okay, I was me! So with out further adu, a huge congradulations to the joint runners up Finbar Coyle and Grainne Quinlan, with Tim Dowling taking the third spot. Have a look at their blogs, some gorgeous work on there. Everyone had said it was a really difficult month to choose the winner. Thanks all who got invoved I know how busy everyone is.

I'll be posting the theme for the December and final months theme of 2012 very shortly so stay tuned.

I finally got home today after trying to Christmas shop, seeing the math and aftermath of a manslaughter on Nassau street and then waiting an hour-and-a-half in the rain for a bus that never came. In the end I got a taxi and boy was I glad to be home. There's no place like it.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Home as I remember it.

This is sort of a memory sketch of a day my sister and I spent waiting for the world to end in our front garden. A rumour had been spread in school that day. Sufice to say the world didn't end.

Warm and Cozy home

(I know it's super doodly and rushed but I couldn't let this theme pass by) 
There's no place like home and the warm (very familiar feeling) starts when I meet my family at the airport 
- always feel super little coming home to mom and dad.

No Place like home..

My idea of home, curling up with a good book and letting my imagination getting the better of me.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Irish Fisherman

The Irish coastline is something i never get tired of. The lighthouse is based on the very cool Hook Lighthouse in County Wexford.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012


This time of year, especially at around 7.30 in the morning on a weekday, my thoughts turn to hibernation and how nice it would be just to curl up and sleep somewhere warm and cosy until spring comes.

Monday, 26 November 2012


a little post for a little idea, but when I think home a just think about be worm and about my cat how wants all I'm doing...

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

There's No Place Like Home

Okeydoke, with Halloween all done and dusted it's time to pack away those costumes for another year. Over and done just like that. But it's time now for the new November theme. So here it is....

"There's No Place Like Home"

I hope y'all like the theme. Thank you whoever came up with this one.
See you all in a few weeks.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Halloween Winner

Move over Casper there is only room in this world for one Cute Ghost and it ain't you!!!
A massive congrats goes out to Aine McGuinness for her fantastic Ghostly Animation. She walked away with her very own copy of "The Art of Paranorman" and a "Dunny" collectable. Not forgetting our runners up. In joint second place we have Nick Lennox and Louise Skinnader and following close after was Sophia Daly all with gorgeous submissions.
Thanks again everyone for the work you have put in, really fantastic pieces. New theme will be posted very shortly.


Seb T BuckerBat The First


This is Seb T Buckerbat The First....he is a Transylvania White Horn Bobbing Bat, very rare species of Bat. He flew in my window lastnight after getting caught in a storm and got thrown off course. He will be staying for a few days and turns out he is a big fan of Dallas!!!

Double Hit of Frankenstein Spider Monsters!!!

My gorgeous little niece and nephew from Melbourne, Australia mailed these to me over the weekend as they know their Auntie Gillybean loves to see their artwork. I thought it would be nice to pop them up for you guys to see. They did such a brilliant job!

This is Isabelles Frankenstein Spider Monster, notice her name hidden very well in amoung the spiderwebs.
This is Ryans Frankenstein Spider Monster, funnily enough they didn't intend on doing the same type of drawing it just ended up that way....spooky or what!!!

Thank you my little Munchkins. Brilliant work by you both xx.

Friday, 2 November 2012


And another new member of staffs first post, introducing Shane Sadlier.

Celebrity Skelly Skulls

Here are some lunchtime doodles for the Halloween theme. A few Celebrity Skelly Skulls by one of our newist Scottish artists, Kyla Tomlinson.


Since Halloween is the one night of the year were souls of the dead, and other beings, come into our world, I reckon the have a Big Party to celebrate!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Halloween Pic

I read that the reason that we go Guising dates back to when Christians believed that spirits leaving the earth for the other world on Hallows Eve would pay one last vengeful visit to any living person who had done them wrong. So the unfortunate victim would try and confuse the spirit by disguising themselves, like this poor fella....  (I've also been watching Fantasia)

Monday, 29 October 2012

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Trick or Treat Bandito's


First submission and hopefully not the last, just a boy and bear doing some trick or treat robbery.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Haunted forest

A little animation for a change. And a still for good measure! Happy Hallowe'en!

Friday, 19 October 2012


Here is our first submission from French artist Nathanel Ferdinand. Nice one Nath, looks great!

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Sinister Skinnader

So Halloween is coming up and I know one person who'll be more excited than most. So here's a shout out to our resident horror fanatic miss Louise Skinnader. Piss take of the recently released horror Sinister just in case anyone doesn't get it.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Halloween PIC!

So This is My entry for this months blog...Which is "All Hallows Eve".Since The western premiere of Randy Cunningham 9th Grade Ninja has come out I thought I might draw the Evil Sorcerer!But he looks a lot like Voldemort!
Hey look there's Randy!
Hope you guys like the entry!!SECOND ENTRY!!WOO!

Thursday, 4 October 2012

All Hallows Eve

The new theme for the month of October could only be "Halloween". We were gonna pick a specific spooky theme but there were too many deadly ideas knockin about so this way you can really interpret it to suit yourself. We had Werewolves to Slasher movies to the Supernatural Zombie Apocalypse' so how could we decide really????

The prize for this one is EXTRA special and will be decided before the Halloween extravagnaza Fancy Dress Party!

Remeber: you can enter as many pieces as you like, be as crazy as you like, use whatever media you like. Can't wait to see what you guys come up with....It's gonna be a good one, I can tell.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Hero Mash-Up


He did this with a broken collar bone injury and all....his heroes would be well proud. Nice job Mick Plummer for being the winner of last month "Childhood Heroes". It was a very close call with just one vote between them. So congradulations to Aine McGuinness and Manuela Gualtieri for their great pieces too. We are not forgetting the rest of you either great work everyone and thanks a million for posting each month.
Oh and an extra special thank you for our youngest EVER blogger Jonah. Great stuff little man.

Next stop Halloween.....

Childhood Heroes!

I was a big fan of the WWF Hasbro toys when I was a kid. These guys were some of my favourites. Especially The Natural Disasters tag team, Earthquake and Typhoon!!

Monday, 1 October 2012

Heroes in a half shell!

I can't remember how long my Turtles phase lasted but it was long enough for me to have a lunchbox and pyjamas!

Childhood Hero

My favourite manga character ever. She's an alien, she can fly, and she strikes her boyfriend with electric shock attacks whenever he flirts with other girls :D

Fievel Mousekewitz!

I asked Santa for a suprise one year and when I came downsatirs Christmas morning there was Fievel sitting on the side of the couch waiting for me.
I honestly nearly choked I was so happy. Best present I ever got in my life. After seeing an American Tail I was obsessed. I brought Fievel everywhere, still have him!!!

This is the actual fievel I got from Santa!!!

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Childhood Hero....

..... depends what day of the week it was.

A long time ago... I had a childhood hero

So here's the guy I imagined myself to be, running through fields in a time long past, in a galaxy far away...

Childhood Hero

While most older brothers would torture their younger siblings, Mike would always let me join in. The only problem was keeping up.... (My haircut and the cloths are unfortunately accurate).

Saturday, 29 September 2012

My Dad-the Hero

So while I was working on this months theme (which I never managed to get finished) my 3 year old Jonah wanted to do one too and here's his contribution to this months hero theme, suprisingly not Spiderman, but his Daddy. Bless.

Thursday, 27 September 2012


Since nine years old when I saw Psycho Hitchcock has been a hero of mine. Quick quick one, you can tell!

Monday, 24 September 2012

Simba was my dear hero! (I was 7 ok??)

lion king was my hero (pretty lame I know...) had music cassettes, VHS and posters everywhere in the room and (the biggest secret of all...had a dance group where we used to dance to the songs!)

Saturday, 22 September 2012

The guy I grew up basing my life on was The Fall Guy! Fell a long way short though! Ha Ha!

Monday, 10 September 2012

Tank Girl.... my childhood hero

I took a bit of a liberty with the idea of 'childhood hero', but I did find out about TG when I was in my teenage years, so I'm counting that as childhood.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

September Theme.

Okey doke!
Thanks everyone who has posted to date on the Artblog, getting some great feedback from people about the work on here so nice one. And to welcome a few new members, X-Boulder or Honorary whichever you prefer...
Niall Laverty our Life Drawing teacher here at Bouldermedia.
Stephen Mooney Comic Book Artist extraordinaire.
Tom Galvin Storyboard/Background/Conseptual...basically all round fantastic Artist.
Now enough about them, they'll get a big head!!!

Without further a do, here is the 6th Theme for y'all. Closing on the 1st October.

"Childhood Hero"
Chosen by Mick O'Sullivan, Thanks Mick!

Looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with for this one.
Over and Out!

Monday, 3 September 2012

I would just like to thank...E.T


And the winner in Augusts Hall of Fame is one me in otherwords(scarlet). You can check out Gill' my blog here if one so wishes. Thanks for all the votes peoples. I swear it wasn't a fix!! Congrats also to Nick Lennox and Simon Kelleghan who were the runners up. ALL the pieces were flippin fantastic so I am vey humbled to have won.


The Amazing Spidey-man

"Uh-oh, 10 minutes left before the deadline..."

Made with SWEAT and BLOOD in 6 minutes.

Alice in Wonderland

Just sneaking in my very late submission for Augusts them! Sssssshhh!

Pretty Dark Knight

Dark Knight via Pretty Woman. This may have been funnier in my head...

One of my favourite Ealing films :)