Friday, October 28, 2011


I was daydreaming about the perfect pen - the perfect pen that will never run out of ink; it's a pen and a friend at the same time! Could this be the next big THING in stationary? I think so!

Seriously, all I want to do is draw tentacles.
I had the amazing fortune this week to attend a lecture by Leif Peng at Nook. Leif is the illustrator/designer/teacher/general-awesome-person behind Today’s Inspiration, a blog about mid-century illustration. He is a very talented speaker, the lecture was a smart analysis of the illustration industry today cleverly disguised as a series of really fun stories about Lyendecker, Al Parker and Naiad and Walter Einsel – I see what you did there! The entire lecture was recorded and you can check it out online at Nook’s blog.

Nook deserves a paragraph of its own! It’s a collective studio/events space geared towards illustrators and other commercial artists. There seems to be a lot of learning opportunities going on all up in there: businesses classes, group art jams, computer classes, it sounds really exciting! There are some really smart and talented people involved in Nook, including Julia Breckenreid, Kathryn Adams, Shelley van Benschop, Katy Dockrill, Aaron Leighton and Sandra Dionisi.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Some ink studies from this weekend, done while flipping through some fashion mags.

Ink Portraits 2

Ink Portraits 1

I just realized I have an accidental's like a little game of spot the pair! I would fix it but for some reason these two files gave me a lot of backsass and now I don't want to mess with them. That's some bad hoodoo right there.

Friday, October 14, 2011

I just discovered today that you can take out audiobooks from the library over the internet!

Right now it's dark and chilly out and I'm listening to my favourite horror series while doing some ink studies. Best friday night ever or best friday night ever?

Seriously, that wasn't even sarcasm, this is the best.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The other day I did some concepting exercises based on the phrase "balancing tasks". Tonight I sketched up one of the ideas:

Balancing Tasks - rapid sketch exercise 10/11/11

Fun Fact! When I was little I had one of those paddleball things and it had to be taken away from me because I found it so infuriating.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Rapid fire gesture studies with my favourite pen..

Gesture studies - 10/10/11

Audrey 101011

And some faces for your amusement!

Faces - 10/10/11

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Audrey - 10-07-11

A drawing of beautiful Audrey

Oliver - 10/07/11'

And two thirty second sketches of my kitty. Built for looks, definitely not for brains.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Even more recent noodlings.

Sketchbook 10-04-11

loosely ref'd from some fashion mags I was looking at.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Some recent goodies from sketchbookland!

Sketchbook 1 - 10-03-11

Sketchbook 3 - 10-03-11

Sketchbook 4 - 10-03-11

Sketchbook 2 - 10-03-11