Thursday, April 30, 2009

Close to the park

This was a beautiful spring morning and although I had a number of errands to run I didn't feel like driving. On my way to the bank I couldn't help it: the drawing bug bit me and I had to stop, scratch the itch, and draw this house...

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Montreal Backyards 1

The facade of a building it's usually its most attractive side. However, there's something about the "B side" of buildings that remains worthy of sketching.
I'm trying to use more colors and accentuate the shadows.  I think the drawing looks kind of flat though.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Rue Milton

This neighborhood is officially known as Milton-Parc, but everybody calls it the McGill Ghetto. It is densely populated by McGill University students and  therefore, is a very lively street, with good  coffee shops, restaurants and a nice second hand bookstore called The Word. I had a good half an hour to spare, so I went into the bookstore and perused around the art shelf. I was most pleased to discover Leonardo Drawings: 60 Works by Leonardo da Vinci, which I bought in anticipation of a visit to the Leonardo exhibition in downtown Montreal.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Montreal: Dawson College and Parc des Écluses

A couple of sketches I did last spring. The first one is a view of Dawson College from Barat road. The second, a sketch done at the Old Port of a place called Parc des Écluses.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

EDM # 51-Draw your TV

Well, this is my TV and the shelf which keeps it off the floor. I can't count how many times there have been plans to replace them: a hd flat screen and a proper stand are still in my wish list...
The pictured show is not my favorite. It just happens that I did the sketch on Sunday, the night of the Jutra Awards (thik of it as the Québecois Oscar).  I think it would be really difficult to draw a sitcom or a series: I would get distracted by the plot and by hitting the mute button at every publicity break. 
Drawing with the permanent liner was challenging and required more concentration than sketching with pencil. It forced me to really focus on the different planes to avoid overlapping, and to constantly check for the right proportions and relation between the elements before drawing a single line.  I would definitely try more inks in my future drawings, I get a sense of discipline when I use them.