New Lifedrawing course at A4 Sounds

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Above you can see some work by Eimhin made during recent lifedrawing classes he hosts at A4 Sounds.

A new 6 week course starts on the 4th of September, every Monday from 7-9PM, €50 for all 6 classes:
All skill levels are welcome, from never picked up a pencil before to rusty old master. The key focus of this course is to engender a curiosity in the world around you, using drawing as a tool to aid understanding.
Over the duration of the course you will work on observational drawing skills using exercises such as:
Gesture & Acting, Blind & Bamboo Stick Drawing, Contour & Silhouette work, Perspective & Proportion point referencing, Tone & Colour, as well as Sculpture. There will also be some more experimental aspects, exploring deliberate distortion of the figure and stylisation of form.
If you’d like to drop in for individual classes, at €10 per class, you can book yourself in using this link:

Check out the facebook group for more work from the classes here:

Wild Horses Poster


Delighted to announce that Rory A. Stewart’s new film WIld Horses, will be premiering at Cannes this year. PP’s Eimhin provided the illustrations for the poster.

Be sure to check out the rest of Rory’s work here:

Here’s some process from the illustration:


An initial charcoal study while becoming familiar with the actor


A timelapse of the pastel portrait


Completed portrait of the lead


Horses, sketched in a cave painting-ish style
These guys were pretty rough and ready, in order to feel loose and not over worked I would just spend about 20 seconds on each, with varying levels of success



After selecting the horses that worked best I popped them in with the head study, giving a good degree of flexibility for Rory to lay things out for text



Along with the recent An tEarrach Thiar scene illustrations, we’ve also released some additional prints for sale on the Paper Panther Shop:

Battling Wolfhounds
Chaloupa in an armchair
St Brigid: 50% of proceeds from this print’s sale will go to the Abortion Rights Campaign
Honda 50


New Life Drawing course @A4Sounds


New batch of #lifedrawing classes A4 Sounds​ ready for booking!
Course begins Monday 10th April:
€50 for the six week course:
or €10 for individual classes:

Only 13 spots remaining, so be sure to book soon to avoid disappointment!

We will be working on observational drawing skills, using gesture drawing, blind drawing, wrong handed drawing, silhouette drawing, as well as sculpture, to improve observational skill and handling of the media.

Be sure to check out the facebook group here, to view work by some of the participants:

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Some recent illustrations by Eimhin, which arrived at their destination last week


A recent portrait Eimhin created of Fyodor Grigoryevich Bortsov of the Soviet Navy​. Made using watercolour stock, ink and enamel paint, with pillow stuffing for the beard.

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AN682847702009vet15-Fyodor-A life well lived: Fyodor Grigoryevich Bortsov, born 1927, was a driver, diver, machine-gunner, electrician and worked on the motor torpedo boats, Pacific fleet (Photo source: James Hill) LINK



The Lads
The Lads

Here are recent T-shirt design concepts by Eimhin, along with some mockups featuring older illustrations to give an idea of what they’d look like on the shirts.

These would be produced using a 3 colour screenprint process, so will probably involve a number of colour or stencil tweaks to get them working in as neat a way as possible, as well as figuring out what colour fabrics to work with that would best suit the illustration. We might do a little voting system once we have five or six designs on-line, so you can choose whichever one will be the first to go under the screen printing press.

In the coming weeks you’ll be able to buy these shirts, as well as animated flipbooks, prints and pop-up cards, once we’ve finished with the final tweaks, so stay tuned!




A digital illustration by PP’s Eimhin featuring him and his hounds as part of the recent #meettheartist trend on twitter. Below is the pencil sketch: