Sunday, May 18, 2008

Ink Skull Studies

Because you can't practice enough from life (or in this case, a cast.)

Hunt 102 nib, brush pen.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


It's all we've got lately.


Thursday, October 11, 2007

In the Grand Tradition of Pin-up Art

Here are a couple of recent efforts in a genre that's over a century old:


According to Wikipedia, the term "pin-up" was coined in the 1940s, but the genre itself can be traced back to the 1890s.

Here's a cool vintage pin-up blog by a woman who collects old pin-up art. IllustrationArt also had a great post on the genre that lacks (maybe deservedly so) serious respect in the art world.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Focusing on Figures

I've mostly been on a life drawing kick lately. My archive of life drawings has grown to an unwieldy size and the few that I think stand out from the pack are getting lost in the noise. So, I've added a new Figures section to my main gallery page, which features just a few of my favourites.

On a related note, processjunkie (AKA a blog run by Alberto Ruiz) posted an article featuring his favourite classic figure drawing books with handy links to download them in electronic formats.

Monday, September 10, 2007

From Parkdale

Drawn with a nib and brush.


Tuesday, September 04, 2007

More from life

Most recent pieces from life drawing sessions:

Friday, July 06, 2007

Keeping it real

Whatever other drawing practice one does, there just isn't a good substitute for drawing from life. These are a couple from my last life drawing session at TSA: