Monday, November 29, 2010

Black Friday Sketch-a-thon!

What does a die hard artist do on Black Friday? Mall: yes. Shop: no.

This past Friday I joined the bustling crowds at the mall. I parked three blocks away to avoid the chaos in the parking ramp. I walked in, burrowed into a cozy seat in a coffee shop, started rockin' the brand new album from Girl Talk on my iPhone and selected my targets. Here are the results...

I had a ton of fun doing this. Coffee shop sketching is a blast for me anytime but mix it with a mall on the busiest shopping day of the year and you've got a recipe for good sketching. Anyone else out there dig in to their sketchbooks this past weekend?

Rough Sketches

Here's a detail of a much larger piece... Just roughing out a story in pencil before I move to the colour studies then the acrylic on canvas painting...

Drawing on the Train

A sketch of a lady on the train coming back from L.A.

Ballpoint Pen in Sketchbook
12 x 9

Thursday, November 25, 2010

How to ride a turkey

Did you know that it's actually possible to ride a turkey? This blew my mind when I found out. Here's how (in two simple steps)...

Step 1: Meet someone who can draw.
Step 2: Have that person draw you riding a turkey.

It's so easy!

Here's a fun little sketch I worked up recently of my little nephew (3yrs) celebrating Turkey Day like a vet! Have a great Thanksgiving, everyone!

P.s. Here's a little bonus art for those of you who prefer your turkeys on a platter...

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