Thursday, January 31, 2013

Another Double Sketch

Another idea that didn't make it.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mirror Double Sketch

A sketch for a magazine illo that didn't make it any further.  I may finish it one of these days.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Garden Reader - Rough

I've been working on a few illustrations that I can't show off just yet, so in the meantime I'm going to post some roughs that I'm either idly working on or that didn't make the cut.

With this one I was sitting around and thinking "I should just draw some stuff I *like*".  So this illustration combines my love for fat chairs, books, gardens, socks and hot beverages.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Animal Sketches

Some animal sketches from the interwebs.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Journal - Baskets

Went sketching at the Museum at Enterprise Square.  Expected to get more done, but I was informed that sketching with pens is not allowed in the museum.  I had brought my pencil crayons, which was lucky, but I didn't bring a sharpener.  Also it was so dim there that I could not tell which darker colour was which.  I'm amazed the sketches turned out even this well.

All in all, a disappointing excursion.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Autumn Fairy

It's a job that requires concentration.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Journal - Self Portrait

Ink is awesome.

My handling of self-portraits, not so awesome.  I did this one looking in a mirror, in about an hour.  I stretched my face a bit too long, I think.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Goth Grrrl

Did some sketching in between watching students.  There was no one like this in the class.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Journal - Student

I was supervising some students to help a friend out, and I got a chance to do a bit of sketching.  Not much else to do while people are writing, really.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Journal - Waiting Room

Thank goodness for the University Health Centre waiting room, it's always full of people to draw.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Maman Brigitte

Well, not really Maman Brigitte.  More like Baron Samedi as a girl.  But hey, I wanted a female figure of Death inspired by the loas so please forgive the redesign.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013


A late Christmas present for a friend who is a Tolkien fan.  Pen & ink, 7.5x9.5".  Now that I have the new transfer technique down, I'll probably be doing more work like this to sell at Artwalk.

I'm pretty happy with it. :)

I used one of Faestock's gorgeous gown photos as reference for the folds.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Journal - Antique Shoe

From the January Urban Sketchers Sketchcrawl, at the Strathcona Antique Mall.  These antique shoes were so beautiful, in gold patterned satin.  I wasn't the only one admiring them.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Journal - Antique Mall

I went on the January Sketchcrawl with the local Urban Sketchers.  This time we went to the Strathcona Antique Mall, a warehouse of junk and treasures.  I was very tempted to buy this silk kimono robe.  The price was right, but the fit wasn't.

I brought it home as a sketch instead.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Military Jacket

Something I started last January and finally finished up.