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Oh! Hey.

April 4, 2012

So I’ve sort of abandoned this little part of the internet. I think it’s because I feel obligated to write something when all I want to do is share sketches, new work, experiments, etc. Thankfully there’s another corner of the internet that’s just for that.

timdurning.tumblr.com

If you’re interested in checking out any of the new work that I’ve been doing, head on over to the Tumblr before it’s replaced by a new, younger and more attractive blogging platform.

Running Strong

December 7, 2011

I just finished up a new sample piece that I’ll be using as a promotion for sports magazines this winter.

A Good Book by a Good Pal

November 20, 2011

My friend, drinking buddy and fellow illustrator Chris “Patch”ell released his autobiographical sketchbook-journal, I Put the Can in Cancer, at the Nichols Berg Gallery last night. His book is a collection of drawings and writing 2 years in the making that details his fight with cancer of the tongue, and is aimed to help young people who have been diagnosed with cancer themselves. He deservedly sold out of all of the copies he had that night (I’m one of the lucky ones who got a copy!), but thankfully more are on their way. You can read more about it and see his work on his own blog,

Cat Portrait, Amos

October 22, 2011

Finished portrait of my cat, Amos, for the PAWS charity show at Digital Ferret.

Louis CK Spot

October 4, 2011

Sketching at the Dog Park

September 28, 2011

Beer Sketches

August 31, 2011


Beer is something that I’ve tried to educate myself about over the past few years – learning about the many styles, processes and traditions – and I’m in a great place for it. Philadelphia has an outstanding beer culture that includes top notch breweries, amazing bars and wonderfully knowledgable people within both. Over the years, I’ve read a lot about the subject and tried to relate what I’m reading to what I’m tasting. And after all, isn’t that the fun part? With all that in mind, I wanted to represent something of the history behind these different styles. The finishes may wind up being printed as labels and photographed as a group (super exciting idea), but for now I hope you guys dig the sketches.

New Studio!

August 6, 2011

Outside of the Indoor Rooftop Studio building.

Last month I moved my workspace from a spare room in my South Philadelphia home to a shared space in North Philly called Indoor Rooftop Studio. I’m sharing a space with awesome comicer and illustrator Christine Larsen, whom I’ve collaborated with on several comics. Christine approached me with the idea roughly 2 months ago and when I finally decided to do it we started the search with Christine scouting out lots of areas in the city.  It was a decision that made me a bit nervous since it meant adding a commute, second rent and losing constant access to my work, but I hoped added productivity and a saner home life would be the trade off. So far so good!

Christine installs our desk with help from Intern James!

Done!

There was a good deal of work done when we finally found a place. Our room was painted dark grey on 3 walls with the 4th a bright, alarming orange-yellow. There was some minimal construction as well. Christine had the great idea of building a wall to wall desk for our digital stations which involved using a large flat file, sanding/coating 2×4’s and mounting them into the wall.

I spend fewer hours working overall, but mainly because the ability to focus on that work is so much better. Now I can’t get frustrated with work and go do the dishes, hang out with the cats or watch an episode (or two) of Dr. Who in my living room. Instead, I’m jumping from one project to another when I hit a wall with a piece and doing more spontaneous sketching as well.

Looking forward to working in the new digs.

Drawn to Letters, the final

August 2, 2011

U is for Utmost, 7x11", graphite

The above piece is my entry for the Drawn to Letters show at Brave New Worlds in Old City. The show hangs tomorrow night, and the opening is Friday August 5th from 6-9PM. The piece will be available for $75.