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:

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Another Vintage

Might as well post another vintage figure while I'm at it. I was actually kinda pleased with the torso of this one, but I'm still not getting great results with my fabric and folds.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Swinger, Slave

This DeviantArt member posts a lot of really useful public-domain vintage photos which are ideal to use as drawing reference.

I find these photos are great for lighting, poses as well as hand and feet, which the photographers of the time seemed to pay a lot of attention to.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

4 Stock Sketches

Just a few quick ink figures to keep the blog alive.

This DeviantArt photographer has great reference material for figure sketching practice.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Ink Figures

Lately, I've been enjoying using the combo of fountain pen and brush pen when I go to life drawing sessions.


Friday, May 04, 2007

It's been a long time

Yes it has. I guess I've left the blog rotting because I tend to just put stuff up on my site without writing much about it, or post stuff elsewhere on the interwebs. But here's a recent painting. Actually several weeks old now, as you can tell from the weather...

Otherwise, most of my new work has been practice stuff, which you can find in the sketchbooks section of my site. Mostly I've been focusing on sketching scenes from around town in pen and ink, as well as getting back into life drawing whenever I can make time.

Sunday, January 07, 2007