Friday, May 30, 2008

TSA this evening (10 and 15 min poses)




Monday, May 26, 2008

mid-year resolution

Hello there everyone!
I am again taking off from the city. I will be in Boston for a couple of days, to see an Antonio Garcia Lopez show (if you're unfamiliar with this person's work, you should definitely look in to it! - the Boston MFA is holding his retrospective right now) and shortly afterwards I'm flying off to Paris. Will spend June and July there, and hopefully will have many pictures to post!

On a related note, this year has been quite eventful thus far, as I have been on the go the entire past 10 months, and it is not even over yet! Consequently, all I have had to post has been exclusively sketches. I am looking forward to returning to Toronto in August and finally having the opportunity to spend some adequate time on images. I feel like I've learnt a lot by taking this long break from commercial work and having had the time to concentrate on my personal craft has been stupendously beneficial. That being said, I've long since had some ideas for larger narrative canvases and I am very much looking forward to the day when I have my own space and enough time to execute them. Till then, expect more quickies...

Repeat












Saturday, May 17, 2008

more

Friday, May 16, 2008

One More


Hmmm, I'm all into sketching today. Here's another head that I just did - this one's quicker than the previous one, probably slightly under 10 minutes. And funny enough, I'm just leaving the house so I can make it for life drawing later on this evening. I'm in draw-draw mood!

Just did this literally a few min ago - just a quick 15 min sketch...

I think my biggest inspiration in terms of drawing from life these days, and in fact for the past little while now, is Rubens. I also absolutely love Watteau's sketches; Leonardo and Kathe Kollwitz are other big favourites.

One Minute Gestures and a Ten - haven't done this thing in ages - fun times though!







Tuesday, May 06, 2008

a few rescans and a few new images (its nice to have a scanner and a proper monitor again!)







Thursday, May 01, 2008

Self, oil on canvas