Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sketchbook 01/31/10

A common theme running through these two spreads. They were both drawn while waiting. The cafe was done while waiting for a friend at the Moonbean Cafe and the laptop gentleman was done waiting for my shift to begin.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sketchbook 01/25/10

I had the intent to do another coffee house sketch at Balzac's in the Distillery district. However, my intent shifted abit and instead of doing a "finished" piece, I returned to my sketchbook.

I had a great time and I found after doing a tighter style, returning to a smaller dimension and the cheaper paper of my sketchbook, really loosened me up. I really like the end result of this.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ezra's Pound

Well here's another coffee shop. It's called ezra's Pound. Ezra is the owner of the place and well, pound...makes sense.

Took me a few days to finish colouring this image because I didn't feel it. It ended up a bit too finicky.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


"A clafouti is a baked French dessert that is typically made by baking fresh fruit (traditionally cherries) and a batter, halfway between a Yorkshire pudding/pancake batter and a custard, in a baking dish." Wikipedia

Well that's the name of this cafe. Apparently one of oldest in the city. It's strange that there are so many independent cafes in the city. This one, literally is three doors down from the White Squirrel Cafe, a place I had drawn a few months ago. I wonder how all these cafes can survive in this economy.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

black and blue

I did this piece at the ROM a few days ago. It was after I had done a similar piece (in medium and technique only) that I thought I'd give it another go. I've been mulling over it for the last few days and still haven't decided it I really like it or not.

Any thoughts on layout technique, composition from the blogosphere would be appreciated.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Sketchbook 01/06/10

I returned to the ROM today and bumped into Jai Wax, an artist I've seen around here before but never had a chance to draw. Well today was my lucky day because I got two sketches of him. The good part about this situation was that Jai would draw different sculptures for 10 minute sets which meant I had to sketch him in that allotted time. It really boiled these drawings down to the essentials.

Thanks Jai for being so gracious while I stared at you for 20 minutes!

Friday, January 01, 2010

Sketchbook 01/01/10

Well here's my first entry for the new year. Nothing monumental, except for the clutter on the counter.

Happy new year all and may it be a happy and prosperous one.