Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I went to my friend Aaron's cabin to spend part of the long weekend this May long. I had a relaxing time and managed to get some drawing done out there as well.

Here are a couple quick sketches of my friend Tom. The first is of him playing barrel of monkeys, the second is Tom playing cards and has a better likeness to him, being the one done after a bit of warming up. Both of them could use a bit of cleaning up maybe looking at the lines now. This is one of the first life observation drawings I have done in my brown sketchbook, though I have been drawing people a whole bunch in my large white sketchbook, as well as my smaller more inconspicuous white sketchbook. I think since December I have been drawing people from life regularly, whether it be sketch club at lunch, or on the C-Train riding to and from work. I have been meaning to upload some of those sketches as well, but for now here is Thomas. Perhaps this will be the first in a series of friend sketches....

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Just a raccoon I drew the other night, gave him a bigger, more squashed face to make it a bit more stylized.

Monday, May 10, 2010

girls girls girls

3 new drawings of girls from my brown sketchbook. I've been drawing lots of girls over the past while. These are all done using a photo reference. The top one is my favorite here I think. I may try messing with these drawings in photoshop later.

R.I.P. Frank Frazetta

All of his stuff was super imaginative and always bad ass. I don't know nearly enough about all his work as I should but I know enough to realize what a huge impact he made in the sci-fi and fantasy art world, and what a loss it is to lose him.

RIP Frank Frazetta

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

new brown sketchbook

I hit up the annual sale at the Mona Lisa art supplies store on 17th ave last weekend. Between the Mona Lisa sale, Comic Expo, Free Comic Book Day, and The Mission Skate Warehouse sale I spent quite a bit of money in April. Hopefully I stockpiled enough stuff to last me a little while.

Among my purchases at Mona Lisa were a few brown paper sketchbooks and a black and white colour erase pencil. Here are my first couple drawings from them as well as me playing with color in photoshop with one of the sketches. I like the look of these drawings once they've been scanned so expect to see a bunch more brown paper sketches. They have a nice warm feeling and some nice natural texture as well.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

in memory of guru

Last month on April 19th a hip hop legend passed away, Keith Elam better known as Guru of hip hop group Gang Starr. I won't write up a bio here of Guru or Gang Starr, but if you are hip hop fan chances are your favorite rapper has been influenced by them. Definitely check out their discography if you are not familiar.

Hip hop has been a huge part of my life for a long time so I felt compelled to make a tribute piece in Guru's memory, and here it is.

And here's the song I took part of the text from, one of my favorite Gang Starr tracks.