March 26, 2011

Coffee Shop Sketching

Thursday, met my friend Susan for some drawing at the coffee shop... well more talking than drawing, this is one quick sketch. Conversation turned to an Italy trip and she told me about a website call Mango. "Mango is a language learning program teaching practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world’s most popular languages. It’s so fast and easy, you’ll be able to have a real conversation in your new language in just minutes!" Mango Website.

March 17, 2011

Figure Drawing

From Monday nights figure drawing. I found her hair... braided, dreadlock like, most interesting and more challenging to draw than I thought it would be. The smoothness of her skin was a nice contrast to the matted angular forms of her hair. This is one page of my sketchbook from monday night.

March 6, 2011

London Streetscape No. 2

Richmond Street between Dundas and Carling. If you are downtown London, just look up and you will see all the great architectural detail on the old buildings. The reference for this was taken while I was downtown about a week and a half ago and did the small sketch of the corner of Dundas and Richmond. After I started drawing, this is what was going through my mind... "what was I thinking, there is soooo much detail here, this is going to take forever!" But a week later, drawing a little here and there when I had sometime, and here is the finished piece. It’s the architectural detailing around the windows on the second floor that attracts me. There are so many more streets like this down town, I am not sure what to do next.