Friday, October 12, 2012

"18" x 24" And Other Sizes, A 3 Year Collection Of Life Drawings". By Pierre Bernard Jr

In a few weeks I will be doing an event that I hope will become part of the annual Long Beach comic convention. I will be hosting a drawing workshop in the evening at the convention location.

Am calling this one "PIERRE BERNARD'S SEXY COSPLAY!"

There will be 3 models from the Gallery Girls, Jennifer Fabos Patton, Rachel Bailit and Keith Klanderud. Throughout the evening they will change into different costumes.

Saturday November 3rd, 2012
From 7pm to 10pm
In room 104b

Admission is FREE for all convention attendees with a badge
or $10 at the door.

For a while now I've wanted to put together one of these drawing events and the timing for this one was perfect. About a month ago, a visiting friend was looking at some of the drawings I've done since arriving here in Los Angeles. I told her all this artwork was boxed to go into storage. She felt that I should be doing something more with them and she mentioned doing a book.

The light went on!

Since arriving here in L.A. I've been constantly trying to figure out how moving here had effected my life. I came here to continue a job but was that the only purpose being here served. To help myself adjust to life here, I started going to various drawing workshop throughout the area. There were days where I felt an incredible high while drawing and there were also occasional days where everything around me sucked. Regardless, I always made the time after work or on weekends to draw from models or the people around me.

It suddenly dawn on me that for 3 years I've been creating a journal of my time here through my artwork. I did attend workshops in New York but I never did anywhere near the amount of work that I've created here in such a short time. I think there's roughly 600 to maybe 800 drawings.

I've begun working on organizing this book, I started scanning and I think I might have a first draft completed by the end of November. This is really exciting and a bit scary as well. I realize the personal nature of all this artwork and it probably played a part in why no one has seen it up till now.

I guess if people were to judge me someday, I hope it would be through this ongoing body of work. I think it will give people an insight into how I've been seeing the world around me, using models as the vehicle to express my thoughts. This is not commercial artwork or pin up artwork, its who I am convey through drawings instead of words.

I will be at the Long Beach convention previewing a few page designs from the book. If you happen to be attending the convention, stop by my table and take a look.

The title of the coming book is "18" x 24" And Other Sizes, A 3 Year Collection Of Life Drawings". 

Below is the flyer for the drawing event. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Great Turn Out @ Gallery1988 for Memes Show!

Last night was the Memes show at Gallery 1988. It was a great turn out of friends and people who remembered the Recliner of Rage days! My image, "BOOB!", was a hit. And though it wasn't a kosher memes by definition, it still worked  and attracted lots of attention.

I can't thank my friends, Lizzy and Lisa enough for being models for the piece.

I always feel pumped after a show like this and can't wait to show what I've already starting working on for another show coming up soon!

Sunday, April 8, 2012


Eat Your Art Out was a success!


I had two images in the show, both of whom sold. And it was just an amazingly well put together show. Carmen and the Derby girls were all there and hundreds of people turned out for the event. I can't thank enough the number of friends and co-workers that show up that evening.

Now, a month later am here, ready to announce my next big group show.

On Friday May 4th, Gallery1988 in West Hollywood California will be having its 8th year anniversary celebration art show, Memes!

Once I have more details, I will post it. In the meantime mark the date in your calendar.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Eat Your Art Out!

I am so excited about this upcoming art show which I am a part of:

Eat Your Art Out V - Carnival After Dark
Saturday, February 25th, 2012
7:00pm until 12:00am

@ Titmouse Inc. Animation: The gallery is on 1121 Seward Street, Los Angeles CA 90038-1306 (around the corner from the main building on Lexington Ave)

Eat Your Art Out is an annual fundraiser for the Angel City Derby Girls, LA's Flat track Roller Derby League. Curated by Carmen "Jane Dope" Acosta.

1900’s traveling carnival. Inspired by the ethereal creepiness of this early American tradition, all artwork will depict this darkly styled atmosphere and reflect the curios and wonders one would expect to see during that era.

Hope to see you there!