Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

something delicious in Toronto

The smog dog is Toronto's signature street food, thanks to a series of difficult-to-understand bylaws that forbid most other options.

It is a mysterious meat, but perfect in its way. It's garish in appearance, and the flavour sharp, aggressive, and without subtlety. It's best not to think about the ingredients.

Biting into a smog dog is like swallowing a salad of tumourous rats and cigarette butts garnished with petroleum dregs. In short, it encapsulates a vital part of the urban experience.

In my drawing, a student at the University of Toronto is enjoying what the city has to offer.

The drawing was done with a china marker just off St. George Avenue. And as should be obvious, I love smog dogs.

Monday, September 15, 2014

the professor of classics

One of the foremost experts on Constantine and the Roman Empire of Late Antiquity:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

on via Bonifacio Lupi

I took a few minutes while strolling around Florence to sketch these buildings on Via Bonifacio Lupi. I used a dip pen and india ink, which is an awkward medium to use on a street corner.

Friday, September 5, 2014


In a contemplative mood...

Drawn from life with a Copic brush pen and a blue felt-tip pen.

Thursday, September 4, 2014


A drawing done in around ten minutes. He pretty much fills up the 8.5x11 sketchbook page.