Wednesday, November 24, 2010


an experiment

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

your old pal schiele

schiele group

riffs on some schiele, a drawing master i always crawl back to. sometimes i think i would marry him if i had a time machine. or a shovel.

when i feel like drawing is getting a little same-old sometimes i grab a different pen and its like OHMAHGAW DRAWING IS EXCITING AGAIN.

Monday, November 22, 2010

colourstudy 5

colour/light study based on a still from memoires of a geisha.. you know.. the part.. with the lighting..i'm starting to think that even colour study is basically light study. everything seems to boil down to light + form.

i've been reading a lot of canadian fiction lately, for some reason award winning canadian books always seem to be about soldiers during world war one or rural areas during the great depression. And they always end in a vaguely depressing and unresolved ways. Or maybe I'm just in the "canadians fought in wars and farmed stuff during the 30's and were sad" fiction section again.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

this is a concept sketch for a thesis piece which may or may not get approved.


throughout this entire round of sketches i've had that Werewolves of London song by Warren Zevon stuck in my head, mostly just the part that goes:

little old lady got mutilated late last night
Werewolves of London again.
Ahhwooooo... Werewolves of London, Ahwooooo!

my math teacher in high school used to play this song all the time in class and sing along, so really i have my high school math teacher's voice singing Werewolves of London by Warren Zavon stuck in my head. what's weirder is that i think he was a cop before he decided to teach highschool math.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


looking at some peruvian artifacts and statues. beautiful stylization going on there.

Friday, November 12, 2010

the saga continues! dun dunnn




Thursday, November 11, 2010

for your viewing pleasure!





i like the looseness that's happening. i'm really having fun drawing expressions lately.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


another face
inking practice 2

ladies, ladies, please.

robert crumb wrote that black is a really important part of (what he considers) a successful ink drawing. i'm trying to work more black into my drawings.

also i really love using a brush that is one or two sizes bigger than is comfortable.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

inking practice

and some inking practice to round out the day!

there is some old conan in here. my friend let me borrow a huge conan anthology. i can't read it - the female characters just suck so much. but i like to look at the drawings!

still painting! ref'd from a 70s mugshot.

red and green together make some great neutral greys

Saturday, November 6, 2010


colour study 3

instead of doing homework im playing with paint

Friday, November 5, 2010


colour study loosely referenced from a Dracula still - i felt compelled to try and get that red colour in her hair! colour is so interesting, there are a gillion puzzles to solve. tonight i'm painting with T Bone and Muddy Waters.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

ink drawings

just practicing. my new inking goal is: more black.

the drapery on the woman on the far right is based on a beautiful krigstein drawing.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

assorted drawings from my sketchbook including an afternoon with can opener and handbags: what people put in them

phantom limb

the phantom limb: a digital rendering experiment