Monday, November 26, 2012

Figure drawing at the TSA

Yesterday I went to the Toronto School of Art for the open figure drawing class. It's been a while since I drew any nudes and it was nice to scrape the rust off from that part of my brain. The models name was Sidney (Or is it, "Syndey"). She was a great model and held some great, dynamic poses for the 1 minute poses (not shown). I'm sure I'll be back for more figure drawing in the future.

The blue arylic paintings were done in the afternoon session. It was one pose for three hours. Fortunately for me I was able to get in two angles. Unfortunately for Sidney, she had to hold it for the three hours. She dozed off a few times during that pose... who wouldn't!

Sunday, November 18, 2012


It's become somewhat of a tradition now to sketch my dad whenever I'm up at his place. Here's the latest addition to the "Stan the Man" series.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


For the first time in many years I went to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. It's a chance for urban dwellers to get in touch with their respective inner ruralist. I don't think I actually got in touch with that part of me but I did enjoy seeing all the livestock that were present.

Sunday, November 04, 2012


It's been a while since I sketched at the Dufferin Mall food court. So today, I went there and it was packed. I'm not one for crowds but the one upside about this was that I had to share a table with "Gus". Of course nothing comes for free so he had to (unwittingly) pose for me.

After Dufferin Mall and a short walk later, I was at the Bloor Gladstone Library. A nice place to sketch. I'll have to bring a non leaky blue pen with me next time

Saturday, November 03, 2012


Well it's that time of year again, when I start looking for warm, public places to sketch in. I returned to one of my favourite haunts: the Bloor Gladstone Library.
I didn't realize that they were closing at 5pm so I had to squeeze in a quick 45 min. sketch. The one good thing about a time constrained drawing like this is that I couldn't be nit picky about everything. In my world a 45 minute drawing is equivalent to a 30 sec. gesture drawing. (yeah, I'm a slow sketcher.)