Monday, December 19, 2005

Fashion Illustration

Part of a larger series of holiday fashion illustrations.

Brian Setzer Xmas Show Poster

Silk-screened poster for a holiday show in Detroit.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Now you can subscribe to Sir Richard's Sketchbook!

You can now subscribe to Sir Richard's Sketchbook, thanks to bloglet.

Just scroll down the sidebar on the right of the page to join up. This will keep you informed of whenever this blog is updated. You'll be the first on your block to hear about new sketches, notices and musings.

Oh, and big thanks to all who attended the Beat Research class show. It was a fantastic night -- lots of fresh new work to see and hear, and friends enjoying an evening in one of Cambridge's best nightspots... what more could a guy ask for?

Highlights for me were Sean's video "Architexture", Tyler's "Transmission" video and sound piece, Mark's deep instrumental hip hop trax, Andrew's dinosaur video, Yoshi and Colin's mashup megamix and Caitlin's melancholy sound and video pieces -- and the chance to hear the theme I created for my animated pilot pumping over the house sound system!

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Beat Research Class Show at the Enormous Room

A few of my sound pieces as well as my most recent video piece will be shown as part of a group show on Monday, Dec. 12th at The Enormous Room in Central Sq., Cambridge.

The show will consist of work done by students in the Beat Research class that I took this semester at MassArt. There are a bunch of very talented folks in my class, so there will be some pretty amazing stuff to see and hear.

In addition, my teacher DJ Flack and his partner in crime DJ C will be spinning their signature blend of hip hop, mashups, dub and miscellaneous weirdness, which they do every Monday at the Enormous Room, and which is worth coming for alone. His website is

The Enormous Room is a fantastic lounge space, with tasty medeterrenean snacks and excellent drinks. It's above the Central Kitchen on Mass Ave. If you need more complex directions let me know.

For stills from the video piece I'll be presenting, scroll down to my previous post.

The evening starts at 9PM and goes till 1AM. It's 18 plus and it's free. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

stills from video project

Here are some screen captures of a project I'm working on using video feedback as source footage. I think this particluar set of images is evocative of animated stained-glass windows and aboriginal creation myths, but I'm eager to hear what others think, so hit me with your (ahem) video feedback...

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Video feedback experiments (part one)...

Well, it's been a while -- sorry about that. I'm in the process of uploading some new stuff, but until then, here's some abstract fun...

Saturday, October 01, 2005

In Memoriam

Marie Anne Colette Muise was born on July 28, 1929 to Regina Laurette Muise and Simon Maurice Muise of Amirault's Hill, Nova Scotia, Canada.

On March 23, 1948 Colette married John Spadafora of Malden, Massachusetts, and relocated to the United States, where she became a US citizen. She soon had a daughter, Carmen (my mother), and twin sons, John and Thomas.

She enjoyed frequent trips between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth -- on the Bluenose, and later, on the Scotia Prince -- spending almost the entire trip at the one-armed bandits, which she loved. She refused to set foot on the Cat.

Colette loved to visit Prince Edward Island, and was particularly enraptured by L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables stories. "No! Anne with an 'e'!" She and I both agreed that Megan Follows (of a CBC television version) was extremely cute, and made a great Anne.

Colette, though Acadian as they come, learned how to make the most amazing Italian red sauce I've ever tasted, though she still retained the ability to whip up a first class Rappie Pie.

She had a lavender car -- her pride and joy -- and she loved to drive.

Throughout her years, Colette endured more than her share of tragedy and hardship, but kept her chin up and projected an air of bravery and fortitude that lifted our family through many troubles.

Colette laid her burden down on Thursday, September 29, in Medford, Massachusetts, surrounded by her family and closest friends. She went peacefully, calmly and bravely, with the same grace that she displayed so many times in her life.

Colette is survived by two sons, four grandchildren, and a great grandchild soon to be born.

Be safe, Grammy.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Japan-only Brian Setzer Cover Art

This is a cover I designed for the BSO's Japanese "best of" record. The volcano was so fun to render... no "lasso tool" either -- it was all pen, brush, ink and x-acto knife!

Very old school. Elderly, even!

Take a look here to see how Brian used the volcano as his backdrop at a live show.

Thanks to Dave H., who reminded me that I promised to post this a while ago! I'll dig through the archives for my pencils and post those as soon as I can, too.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

BlogAds logo contest finalists announced... and I'm one of them!

Hey all,

BlogAds has just posted the Final 9, the logo designs that must now go head to head (to seven more heads) in order to take home the grand prize of 1000 USD!

My Tangerine Boardroom logo was chosen as one of the nine finalists, which is pretty neat (in my humble estimation)...

Competition is tight, true believers, so keep your fingers crossed! And leave your informed, thoughtful comments here -- that'd also help greatly!

Also: Lots more percolatin' in the sketchbook... will post some stuff early next week...


Tuesday, September 20, 2005

"Don't mess with the Witch Doctor!"

Well, ok. Halloween's not here just yet, but in anticipation, I've colored a drawing that I did a while back. The tagline would probably be "Don't mess with the Witch Doctor!", or something to that effect. In fact, I think I'll name this post after that very sentence... Yes... Enjoy.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Another image from the Loews project

A background for the Loews Theatres animation contest entry. More here.

More Merry Misfits!

More Merry Misfits material... alliteration anyone?

Brian Setzer Xmas CD - Back Cover

Here's the illustration for the back cover of the Brian Setzer Xmas CD. This version is slightly different from the printed version.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Charles Burns and Chris Ware to speak in Cambridge, MA

George at obey the time tells me that Charles Burns and Chris Ware will be speaking at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA at 6pm on Monday, Oct. 24. This should be a fantastic evening, and is sponsored by the great Harvard Book Store, an excellent independent shop that deserves your support! Massachusetts folks forego attendance at their peril! I'll be there... will you?

Fashion sketches

As promised, some recent sketches for a print job I'm working on. That's a Manolo Blahnik boot, btw. I'll post the finished work when the it's been published. Comments are appreciated!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Gone sketchin'

Hey folks, it's a beautiful Sept. day, and I'm out in the garden working. Can't complain.

Still keeping an eye on the blogads logo contest, and there are many great entries indeed. Go check 'em out and, if you are so inclined, leave some feedback for myself and the other entrants.

For some good reading, check out obey the time, where George has assembled a bevy of links to some thoughtful articles on the ramifications and implications of the still-unfolding disaster in Louisiana.

Ok, more later... I'm heading back outside to get more graphite on my fingers.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Have a great holiday weekend!

Hey folks... I'm reporting from my friend Stefan's place in Rosendale, NY. Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend, and I'll be back on Tuesday with some new work to post.

New to the Sketchblog? Scroll on down to see some examples of my work.


Friday, September 02, 2005

Welcome to Sir Richard Wentworth's Sketchbook!

Hi there!

Glad you stopped by. While you're here, why not scroll down and take a look at some of my illustration and graphic design work?

I'm a 33 year old designer and illustrator living in the Boston, MA area and, as stated above, I'm available for freelance work.

If you like something, drop me a comment!


Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Graphic design work

Graphic Design and Illustration work for LA charity Take Action Hollywood, and a postcard announcing an industry screening of the film Paper Clips.

Character Designs

Two character designs for Loews Theaters policy trailer pitch, and a spaceman.

Boogie Woogie Xmas

Cover art and preliminary sketches for the Brian Setzer Orchestra's CD Boogie Woogie Xmas. Pen and Ink, colored in Photoshop.

A new banner

A new banner for the Yahoo! Group.

More Misfits pencils...

Mr. Backlund finally explodes!

Rough pencils for Merry Misfits

Here's some rough pencils, as promised, for the film In the Land of Merry Misfits. That's Filmstar Randal Malone on the left... More to come!

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Sketch: old man picture

Here's a nice one from my sketchbook, colored in Photoshop.


I didn't do this one -- He's Mooncat, a puppet from the 80's UK children's TV show "Get Up n' Go!"

My girlfriend Wendy loves this dashing green fellow... Look at realaudio of the opening sequence here.

Brian Setzer Orchestra CD Cover

Illustration I created for the Brian Setzer Orchestra's album "The Dirty Boogie". This drawing was originally a poster I drew for the BSO's appearance in Detroit. Thanks to the fine folks at Ritual Inc. for the gig!

Character Design

Character design for an animated television show I am producing with filmmakers Michael McQuilkin and Daniel Shea.

Business Card Designs

Some business card designs for jewelry business.

Movie Poster

Movie poster for Longtime Listener, a short film Directed by Maria Menounos and Written by Keven Undergaro. The film will make the festival rounds starting in the falll of '05. Yes, that's me on the left, and no, I didn't get to keep the tie...

Postcard Design

Design for a Boston area shop expanding into online sales, created in Photoshop.

5678's Poster Art

Here's a silkscreened poster I did for an amazing event in Kenmore Square, Boston.

Brian Setzer Orchestra Backdrop

Here's a volcano illustration that I created, which was used as a giant illuminated backdrop for the Brian Setzer Orchestra on tour. This volcano can also be seen as part of the illustration I produced for the BSO album "Jumpin' East of Java". I will post that cover soon.