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: 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 […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: It’s almost Halloween – Part 1

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: It’s almost Halloween – Part 1

This episode begins the month-long holiday known as Halloween. This week, I’m discussing the cross-cultural difficulties of explaining Halloween in a foreign setting. I also wonder if my art is spooky enough for this time of year, and I plan a gruesome murder mystery for toddlers. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen on SoundCloud: […]