Wednesday, December 27, 2006

More Miscellaneous drawings,

Hi everyone,

So like I was saying, now that I have some time in between being at hockey tournaments I can post some of the stuff that I have done over the last little while.

I really like this one. I guess if he had a name it might be something Steve Earnest, or Dave Do-good.

This started out as a drawing of a head in profile then I thought that it might be more fun to do a Pinocchio thing with. He is also doing the transformation thing with the teeth.

I drew this out of my head just to draw it. No preconceptions but I had been looking at the work of the wonderfully talented Dave Clegg. When I was finished it reminded me of a student that I used to have. Will was his name and he was a very talented art student who unfortunately decided to not pursue art. The last time I spoke with him he was in university studying philosophy and playing in a Red Hot Chili Peppers cover band.

I had this image of drawing a Gandalf-like figure when I started this drawing and then he just became something else.

All of these drawings were done starting from a blank piece of paper and no real preconceived ideas of what I was going to do. I find that my students are quite perplexed by the idea of just drawing, just doing what ever happens. Maybe that is a stage of comfort that you get to when you have been doing it for while?

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Another Sketchbook Dump!

These are a pair of drawings that I did at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. It is an annual even that is held here in Toronto. I remember going to it when I was a kid, I have taken my own kids. I went there several times when I was in art college to complete drawing assignments. I think that it is a wonderful place to go and draw. In the last couple of years I have taken my own students there for a drawing assignment.

This is a pencil drawing of a one time favourite model of mine. I have posted other pieces that I did of her. I found this one, which I had forgotten about, and thought that I would post it here.

This is a drawing based on a Haddon Sundblom painting. It is taken from the "Beer Belongs" campaign and shows a pair of newlyweds discussing their "dream house" with on of the sets of parents. And this is Dad, looking wise, taking off and cleaning his glasses so he can get a better look at the blueprints that the young man is showing him.

This is done is conte on manilla paper.

Here is the 'old guy from the original version.

This is a drawing based on a photograph that I had found on the back of another picture that I was using as reference for a job. I have no idea what the shot was used for but I thought that it was really cool. I imagined it as a sort of Christ like figure...but maybe that is going a little far.