Posts Tagged ‘Sketches’
Better late than never. As a side, I really do like her, even if she is sketchy and not finished.
She, on the other hand, is interesting. I’m not quite sure what to make of her. I was drawing loosely when I did this and this was the result. It is closer to the way I do my roughs, and the comics I draw when I do draw them these days. There is always a quirkiness and energy to things I do fast that I am never sure if I like or not; part of my likes the spontaneity of quick pieces. But another part of me thinks that one should be careful to not fall in love with speed because it can be an easy crutch to fall back on. It’s an ongoing debate as to whether I should loosen up and be more abstract, or tighten up and be more formal. Maybe one day I will be able to honestly settle for one side or the other and move on.
Been a very busy couple of weeks. Here are some sketches I managed to do at night before bed.
Now that Summer is here once again, I figured that I may as well make the most of it by trying to hang outdoors more. One day while eating pizza, my husband and I realized that the little sitting area outside of Bloor-Spadina is actually pretty darn good for people watching. So I brought down my materials (and more pizza) and spent a couple of hours drawing various people who stopped by.
Since I got my tablet, it’s become a lot more pleasant to sit in bed and surf around. One of the apps I use is Pulse, which is a neat news aggregator/reader. I’ve configured it to pull the feeds from some fashion blogs, and I’ve been just drawing people who show up on these blogs. It’s pretty neat since these are, for the most bit, normal people who have been deemed fashionable by whoever runs the websites.
Went drawing last night with some friends to the Keyhole Sessions at the Great Hall. The Keyhole Sessions is a cool, edgy life drawing, uh, class, although no one teaches you anything there. They have models who are dressed in more risque outfits, though last night’s selection was actually more towards the ethereal side. The Great Hall is a rather large hall that is hidden away in what looks like another bunch of unassuming townhouses down on Queen Street. It is rather nice,with a large upper balcony that unfortunately we could not go up to.
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Was invited for an almost impromptu zoo sketching session yesterday by Mike DelMundo and Vince Chui. We tromped around the Toronto Zoo for most of the day, putting up with temperatures reaching a high of 37 C / 99 F, and then had to put up with an amazing about-face with buckets of rain and hail on the way home! But we did have a great time sketching the animals, and talking about illustration and stuff. Watch the guys’ blogs to see their sketches when they post them!