Sketch Theatre: Greg Simkins

April 16, 2009

Check out how the pros do it. This link is specifically for Greg “Craola” Simkins, but Sketch Theatre features several artists sketching while set to music. For the people that aren’t artistically inclined, it’s kind of interesting to watch how it all comes together.



  1. lynndarwinharris on April 19, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Wow! That was amazing! Thanks for the link Secret Asian Man!

  2. nillp on April 19, 2009 at 5:04 pm


    great stuff.. thanks for this one Secret Asian Man.. o/

  3. liope on April 19, 2009 at 1:46 am

    That was amasing!! Simkins is my favorite artist!! If i would work the way hi does i would lose it for sure!! I mean when i was having drawing lessons our teacher told us that we make first the rough skecth and the we start doing the dark tones working from the inside to outside and alwasy working it all together. Simkins seams to have the whole skecth in his mind!! that’s why its so amazing!! πŸ™‚

  4. Madlen on April 18, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Wow that’s…amazing:)I’m a big fan of Craola actually…in my list he’ll probably be second…after Mike:D

  5. rockermeg on April 18, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Awesome. Simkins is one of favourite artists as well as Mike πŸ™‚
    Love this site

  6. zahra on April 18, 2009 at 8:34 am

    (my internets slow sooo i had to guess).lol..first it was a racket then CORN haha.THEN it stated looking like an alien and finally i see it completely and i think it look awesome!!!,,is that a skull in it???!!!!!,,wow thanx,.i’ll be sharing that at school…….btw th song was real nice but it started really slow……have fun mike…tc…bye:)

  7. Maaark on April 17, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    That’s great Mike! The whole proccess is really interesting! For sure this guy is talented. I also like the video’s song. I’ve never heard about that band before.

    By the way, maybe you could do the same thing with one of your paitings? I’m sure the fans of your art (like me) would love that!

    Take care Mike, have a great weekend!

  8. Sintia on April 17, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Thanks for sharing that link. I really did like it! Like you said you can look at other artist’s profile too.

  9. LPROCKS on April 17, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Mike , I asked this before, you should do the same type of video with one of your paintings, it will be very interesting for us (people who paint too) to see your process, i think the video you posted is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  10. outlawserenade on April 17, 2009 at 8:22 am

    I’ll raise your Simkins with a Steven Asael. πŸ˜‰

    But then again, I’ve always been partial to realism..

  11. xomusicmaniac94 on April 17, 2009 at 8:10 am

    That was fascinating. Being artisitically inclined myself, i compared my, er sketching process to Greg’s… I jump all over the place too. I hope that i will be able to shade as well as he can someday; I’ve found that im improving with shading the more i practice. I just have a problem with contrast between black and white–I can never shade an object dark enough to make it really pop!

  12. Gabry94LinkinParkfan23 on April 17, 2009 at 5:06 am

    woooow thats really cool, thansk for sharing SAA πŸ™‚ take care and have a great day πŸ™‚ Gabry

  13. _MiHaRu_ on April 17, 2009 at 4:44 am

    woooow!!I want to be as goog as him!!!
    my god he is unbelievable!!geat job!!

  14. DinaraLP on April 17, 2009 at 4:40 am

    Wow! It looks like amazing!
    I like such stuff! I must say that I wanna make something like this!))))

  15. lucky_cat on April 17, 2009 at 4:16 am

    I can’t help myself but this one comment on the page: “Wow Greg I Always Wondered How U do it and now that I seen I Still Dont Know” really crack me up, lol. It seems to counteract the idea of the site, but it’s likewise true and hilarious …
    Nevertheless it’s a cool idea for a website, to present artists this way. I’m wondering if this could work with musicians ?! .)

  16. miKer0cks on April 17, 2009 at 2:16 am

    Aw thx for posting this video πŸ™‚ It’s really helpfull!!!!

  17. Sharisse on April 17, 2009 at 2:12 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I’ve always been interested in art (even though I don’t have the talent) and it is always interesting to see how it all comes together. It’s exciting to watch the process behind the finished product.

  18. ShadowerLiltani on April 16, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    That’s actually a great learning tool, for anyone who needs to know how to start off a drawing/sketch. What a cool idea.

  19. NoMoreSorrowGirl on April 16, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Hey Mr. Secret Asian Man your back!…cool video…thanks for posting :)…take care:)…goo job to Mr. Simkins:)

  20. MS_Ineedyou on April 16, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Cool Mike πŸ™‚ —Brooke .. P.S — I know you are really busy with the new LP album, so i really really appreciate you posting blogs to us. I know how hectic it must be, and yet you still find time to like …. update us on what you’re doing, or what you like. Thank you:) Have a great day πŸ˜€

  21. soyuneik on April 16, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Ah ha! Mr. Drake, its your arch nemesis..uh… Zombie Villain!
    Ugh migraine, you win you win.

  22. gilovesmike on April 16, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    without a fucking comment!!!!! thatΒ΄s amazing!!! just i canΒ΄t say nothing, he are like you mikey.
    really impressed! kisse and have a nice day.=)

  23. asianotter on April 16, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Wow! I love the depth and shading. This was amazing to watch. Thanks for sharing.

  24. cuz on April 16, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Whoa, that looks so impressive! And there’s so much interesting artists to check out. Thanks for posting.

  25. linkingabo on April 16, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Thank You Mike for this link….I found there Luke Chueh and Gary Baseman too, love these three guysΒ΄ style (and of course yours and Mr.HahnΒ΄s :P) πŸ˜€

  26. Eddie on April 16, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Very interesting! Very nice drawings!

  27. nemi on April 16, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    wow, impressive..! amazing, i wish i could draw like that! ; )

  28. Anika on April 16, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    thats so awesome! πŸ˜€

  29. MaryAsh on April 16, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Thanks, Mike, really cool. So interesting to watch the process of creating art. Can’t stop wondering how people can possibly be gifted in this way. It is amazing and you’re too:)

  30. todraw on April 16, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Looks cool gonna try at the weekend if i can do somethin like that xDD btw never thought but drawnin skeletons is funny… xD
    yay thx for puttin up πŸ˜‰ an wish u an all a good day

  31. Ana_ on April 16, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Pretty cool! Unfortunately, I have no artistic skills to do something like that… lol Anyway, I love art. Ana.

  32. durg on April 16, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    thats sweet! πŸ˜€
    andddd! my brother has the new DSi, & he just showed me today a game, well not “game” but :p, called korg DS-10 synth. & its the coolest thing ever; you would definately love playing with it.. little keyboard on the screen you can play, the weird sounds & beats, you can record & save stuff.. its great. πŸ˜€

  33. phill715 on April 16, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Thats awesome

  34. Diana_LP_adicted on April 16, 2009 at 11:58 am


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