Friday, April 09, 2010

This past Thursday was the day all of the Gr 10 students in the province took the Literacy test.
It is a test that all high school students must pass before they can graduate high school. My school's "numbers"- the pass rate- have been getting better but they are still below the Board and provincial average.
Here are a couple of drawings that I did while I was supervising the test.
Some students get really stressed about the whole thing but this young man seems to be pretty comfortable with the situation. I guess he figures that he'll do it next year instead.
This is a time lapse drawing of a girl with restless legs. The rest of her sayed pretty still but her legs were unable to find a place to be comfortable.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

I spent most of the day today at the ROM drawing. Here are a couple of the better ones.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

I bought a used Wacom drawing tablet and a copy of Corel Painter X on eBay and have started playing with them. It will take a while to get used to both the tablet and the tools in Painter. I am doing this completely intuitively- no manuals- and feeling my way through.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I took the boys out to dinner last night as an end of March Break treat. We went to the local restaurant at the end of the street and while the boys were off doing their thing I did this drawing of a guy sitting at the bar enjoying his drink.

A "timelapse" drawing of one of the parents from James' hockey team waiting for practice to be done.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Today was a good day in my house! I received in the mail my first purchase from Sports Artifacts, click on image to see it larger. Many thanks to Kevin Johnson for the quick shipping. You can see this one and the other programme that I purchased on my Flickr set.
Classic illustration combined with vintage hockey! Who could ask for anything more?

Friday, February 26, 2010

Boy is this cool!

The Daily Drop Cap is the blog of typographer and illustrator Jessica Hische.

I think that I might just start using this on a regular basis.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The newest drawing from the most recent staff meeting.