Friday, February 26, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

a world I know

Here's a drawing that came out well. It's of Harriet, who generously volunteered at the Arts Project when the scheduled model failed to show up. I made it with a Pentel brush pen in around 20 minutes.

Friday, February 19, 2016

The professor in orange

Taking a break at the office. I made this with a Pigma micron, a Copic brush pen, some pencil crayons, and orange tissue, which I glued on.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

scones for one

I made this sketch from life at the Locomotive Espresso cafe in London, Ontario.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

long day

I made a very quick drawing of Tarragon - in a somnolent posture - with a china marker, and then added watercolour later.

Monday, February 8, 2016

tyranny for you

I drew this from life with the Toronto drawing group the Collective, using a Copic brush pen. And a red marker, obviously.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Drawing a view of Siena

Siena, as I have mentioned more than once, is one of my favourite cities. It combines variety with consistency in just the right degree. I made a large drawing of the city's core, including the zebra-striped tower of the cathedral and the hulking skeleton of the never completed duomo nuovo. The sightline between the two trees originates at Santa Maria degli Servi, another of Siena's many churches - one I have depicted before.

This is just a detail of the original, which measure around 20" square. You can see the whole thing here, and in situ on instagram.

I used a variety of drawing media, starting with a pencil outline. Then india ink, via brush and dip pen, Pigma micron pens, my beloved Pentel brush pen, and a china marker. The drawing is currently on display at the Locomotive cafe in London, Ontario.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

in the student lounge

I drew this from life in the student lounge. I was using a Copic brush pen - you can see from the line quality (especially on the chair, which I did last) that it was running out of ink.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Fennic Fox

When our daughter was born, my wife and I were very fortunate in the support we received from many many friends. When it came time to send out thank-you notes, I made up a series of animal-themed cards. This was one of them.