Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Buggered revisited

Here's one more addition to the colour/type vignettes I'm working on for my upcoming show.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

1 cent gumball

I'll be in the West Queen West Art Crawl Show in September and I've been trying to come up with images that will be priced at a lower price point than my cafe drawings.

This "1 cent gumball" drawing is my first attempt at this lower priced drawing. It's done in watercolour and micron pen and I'm not too sure it should have been done in this medium. I think it would have been better painted in gouache because I was envisioning flatter, more solid colours. In addition the drawing is done on a 10x15 inch sheet and this scan really doesn't give you a true read of the final composition of the drawing.

Tel me what you think about the composition, colour and execution.

Friday, August 13, 2010


Some spreads that I did over a few days...jumping back and forth from one to the other with no rational reason for anything I drew on the two spreads.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Rooster Cafe

The Rooster Cafe, my latest cafe drawing and the toughest one I've done up to this point. I knew it would be a doozy to colour when I was black lining it and it was true.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

sketchbook 08/05/10

I wasn't happy with the spread I produced of the Toronto Brickworks (the buildings in the background), so I thought I'd try my hand at acrylics again. I keep James Jean's acrylic work in my mind when I use this medium and it's always disappointing when it turns out nothing like his gracefully, light handed paintings. The other thing I have to remind myself whenever I feel down about my acrylic attempts is that he's a artistic god (in my mind) and I am just a mere mortal.

sketchbook 08/04/10

I got a nice, dark farmers tan to my revisit to Sugar Beach. This time I captured the really cool crane across the quay from the beach itself and a woman lounging in one of the many sun chairs.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

sketchbook 08/03/10

Another spread consisting of people drawn during my meal breaks.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

sketchbook 08/01/10

The newest addition to the Toronto's public spaces, Sugar Beach. It's be located on the old industrial lands, along the waterfront, across from the Redpath Sugar processing plant. There's still some construction to be done tot he space, but the actual beach is open to the public and was used by many today. I'm going to try to get down to this space when the tankers dock and unload their load. It'll be a great sketching opportunity!