Drunk Illustration Tuesday

Drunk Illustration Tuesday is a weekly column featuring the distinctive work and alcohol-fueled musings of Scranton artist Brendan Howells, who currently resides in Japan.

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Look at me!

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Look at me!

This week, I spend way more time than I had planned on complaining about how social media treats celebrity deaths. At some point, I manage to loosely connect it to art, though. Alien abductions of deer, cats living in my walls, and appropriation of copyrighted material are some things you’ll miss out on if you […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Cat-cast – pizza edition

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Cat-cast – pizza edition

I’m back for the first podcast of 2016, and it is surprisingly mellow. Maybe I’m still recovering from New Year’s and my vacation, or maybe cats just have a calming effect on me. Probably both. This episode is full of pizza, felines, encouraging words, and pizza. Best of all, I resist the urge to use […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: 2015 year in review

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: 2015 year in review

This is possibly the last episode of 2015, so I’m recapping what I can remember from this past year. From painting pandas in a pile of blankets and self-pity to planning art shows and drawing furry deer, I feel like I’ve come a long way in 12 months, and I’m glad that you’ve been with […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: The comfort zone

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: The comfort zone

This week, I begin complaining about the weather and twist it into a half-hearted motivational speech about artistic risk-taking, social anxiety, and being pregnant with alien babies. Listen to it while you’re huddled under a pile of blankets or while you climb a snowy mountain in shorts. Either way, I won’t judge you. Listen to […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Cage-free peanut butter

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Cage-free peanut butter

This week, I’m offering my strategies to avoid distractions from your art. At some point, I become distracted and start talking about Marvel’s “Jessica Jones,” fear of airplanes, and last meals of serial killers. Do the world a favor and listen to this immediately. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen on SoundCloud: Listen on […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Beardcast

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Beardcast

This week’s episode is the transcription of an alien message I received through my beard, which acts as a cosmic antenna. I talk about recent cat news, No Shave November, and hipsters. This week is also the first time I’m answering fan questions. Well, a singular question. Enjoy. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Business fish

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Business fish

It’s Tuesday again, and I have abandoned all pretense of seriousness. This week, I explore the role of anthropomorphic fish-monsters in education. How could that possibly relate to horse illustration and handshake technique? You’ll have to listen to find out. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen on SoundCloud: Listen on Stitcher.

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Misplaced precision

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Misplaced precision

It’s time for another episode of entirely unsolicited advice. Heavily under the influence of caffeine, I describe some routines and habits I am trying to develop in order to become a more effective artist. It certainly helped me to lay them out concretely, so I hope they can also help you in some way. This […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: I couldn’t think of a clever title

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: I couldn’t think of a clever title

This week, the tone is sober and so am I. I’m taking things a bit more seriously than usual as I compare art I make for myself with art I make for others. I also wonder when art goes from finished to overdone. Tune in for mostly questions and no answers. Listen to the podcast […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Be negative

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Be negative

This week, I give advice on committing to your artistic output, even though I’m probably the worst person to take advice from on commitment. I also discuss the black and white issue of drawing in negative space. Finally, I ask for feedback on a piece that I don’t actually need feedback on. Listen to the […]