Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sketchbook 01/23/10

Some random people that were sitting in my cone of vision when I had my sketchbook out.

To celebrate the sale of my 4 drawings, I treated myself to a bit of dim sum at the Kim-Moon Bakery. This place has been around since I was 10 and is still thriving. It's a cheap, quick place to grab something filling and it holds so many memories for me. The wait staff, regardless of how many have passed through these sumptuous smelling halls of goodness, all have been direct, a bit gruff, women who get to the point and tell you how it is. This is not French dining, folks, it's quick and dirty dim-sum and that's how it should be!

On the celebratory menu was a steamed beef patty and over easy egg on rice, with a side of beef tripe with scallions and ginger and deep fried squid tentacles (or as my friend calls them, the french fries of the sea)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ideal Cafe

It's been a few weeks since I posted so I thought I'd return to the blogosphere with a cafe drawing. This time around, I got a chance to sketch the Ideal Cafe. It looks like a hole in the wall, and it is, however, they make a pretty good americano and the place is a great magnet for interesting looking people.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Moonbean Cafe

I heard Mr. Warden's mantra over and over in my head as I drew and coloured this image. He was my grade 7 art teacher, who always told us never to over draw an image and know when to stop. Well, Mr. Warden, I guess I wasn't listening to you back then and I wasn't heeding your advice on this image. A bit too finicky but I throw this out into the ether known as the blogosphere.

I've drawn this cafe before, in one or my earlier sketchbook pages and I have to say I liked that one a bit better, even though it wasn't an interior image.

Monday, February 01, 2010

For Dan Kent…

Hi Dan. I'm a visual kinda guy, so i thought i'd post my beloved companion. Here's the Bic round stic Grip, fine tip.

It took some getting used to at the beginning, but i'm loving how it feels. It tends to bleed after a bit of use, but i find the bleed spots add a bit of texture to my drawings. I can't find the fine tip in blue so it's a little frustrating to do the black and blue drawings with a medium tip blue pen. But, life goes on and so shall i.