Monday, December 29, 2008

christmas portrait

Another portrait in ink and marker.

What I love about it, is that it's a once through kind of a thing ... with no room for mistakes :).
If it works, it's an accomplishment.

This is Melanie and her mom.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Another updated sketch ...

... it's a little more finished :)

Updated sketch :)

Well, I've worked on it a little bit more. I thought I'd leave all the versions up as I scan them, for interests sake.

A bit of a background makes a difference too :)

Another sketch ...

You can totally see where the centre line of the book is ..

Another unfinished sketch from the sketchbook
I just visited these friends .. more like family, and
I miss them.

Of the three, nina's face still needs the most attention.
I really like coming back to drawings; it's like
spending time with an old friend :).

two beautiful people

Chelsea and Chanelle
(sorry if I spelled your names wrong!)
are two young people who I miss very much, now that I'm living all the
way up here in Sudbury.

this is, once again, an unfinished sketch from my most
recent sketch book

Friday, October 31, 2008

Portrait in pen and marker

This drawing will be matted and set up
for people to write messages on.

This is copic pen and copic marker on bleedproof paper :)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

two favorite people ... ever ;)

It's another sketch in my small sketchbook :). This would be Nina and Maya in their tent. I'll likely be working on this drawing more and more yet as the days go by.

I miss them both.
a lot.

Monday, September 8, 2008


... another friend, a young person in my church for whom I have a lot of respect :)

... another sketchbook sketch. It's turning into quite a little collection of faces!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Total cuteness ...

Little Maya the bee :)
... a sketch

graphite on nice smooth creamy paper.

Monday, September 1, 2008

people ...

These are two people whom I like and respect very much :)
I keep touching up this small drawing, and I'll keep replacing it as
it improves :).

It's a small, relaxed drawing ... unfinished in places; a look, I hope that welcomes you into the work.

Monday, August 25, 2008

an unfinished drawing ...

This is a friend of mine ... although I got to know her quite a bit
later (I think this her a bunch of years ago ).

I love unfinished work ... there's so much of the artist revealed in it, and
so much to be seen in the unpolished mark making process.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Sketching again :)

This is a quick sketch of my brother and his fiance.
They are getting married in September!

Drawings like these are so therapeutic for me ... especially after I've worked
on a computer all day :).

Friday, March 14, 2008

Painting in photoshop

I didn't realize just how stressed I was, until I started painting. I found this new brush in photoshop, and decided to try it ...
I guess in a way, I'm avoiding working on my film. The revisions seems endless ...
Anyways, this is a self portrait.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Life drawing

Well, this is some of the life drawing I've done this year.
I'll miss it when we're done school!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

Portraits ...

Alan Rickman again, in two great roles :)

The blue is a sketch in col-erase; the black and white
is done with graphite.

I personally like the graphite sketch; I did it by trying to deal
with major areas of shade or shadow as blocks of space. I remember reading
in an art magazine once, that the details of a person's face (in portraiture) matter
less than drawing the major structures of that person's skull ... Those basic
things, like size and placement of eye sockets, angle and sharpness of cheekbones, etc.
will be more important in producing a convincing likeness than the details and finer shadows.
I like how those portraits look ... unified and solid.

A sketch

This is my niece, Ava :) She is such a cutie, with beautiful eyes!

This sketch was done in Corel Painter :)

Monday, January 21, 2008

Revised leica ...

Arggg... the sound is slow again. Well, as far as visuals go, here is the revised version of 'The Littlest Dragonboater'. I'll be working at figuring out a compression that works for playing it on blogspot, and then you'll get to see this as it was intended to be viewed.