New year, new sketches

It’s a new year. I’m already feeling older and wiser. I can see white hair growing on me and feeling a strange urge to complain about the weather for hours. Obviously there’s new sketches.

The first one is from an old project that I hope to get back into one day. If I can convince the writer and manage to cram enough time into my schedule, it’d be great.

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I love drawing animals as derpy as possible.  These ones are photo-referenced, but I tried to push for the personality as much as I could.

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This one is not from a picture though. I call it “Cutie“.

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For the end, I give you “Derp Conan”:

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The big subway sketch post

I sketch all the time in public transportation, but lately… it’s just gone bonkers. I have 3 hours of commute every day and that has skyrocketed my production. Also, it means that I haven’t had much time to edit and take care of more elaborate drawings lately.

To avoid repeating myself  to death by doing only portraits, I chose to pick up on patterns, fashion and body language of the other fellow commuters.  Also, make sure to draw different body types, not just the ones I found attractive.

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Another thing that started to interest me was the relations between them:

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In this one, there’s one that isn’t from the subway, but I won’t tell you which one.

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And yes, I did do some portraits and caricatures. There’s lots of weirdos in the TTC (not counting the one drawing them, of course):

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The Zoo!

I went to the zoo with some of my friends from Seneca to watch Pandas and draw and be bribed with coffee. It was fun! And here are the drawings I did (and no pictures of me scared of children and people wearing panda masks)

I would have included the names of the animals, but I’m almost illiterate in biology/zoology. Enjoy them nonetheless.

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Animal sketches

Hello again, this time I have some animals for you. I did them as an exercise to experiment a bit with lineart and line economy.

The trick was this: To look at the reference just once. Then try to fill the blanks in the brain by myself. It was just because last week I went to the AGO and something I love about medieval/early renaissance paintings is that they had no idea of how most of the animals were supposed to look. Imagine drawing a lion without ever seeing one and then just come up with whatever the description led you to belief. Or maybe you saw it once, but can’t quite remember how it was supposed to look, so you slim it down, make it bigger than it is or something like that. I did lots of them. These were the best looking ones of the experiment.

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And finally, for the fans of Phantom Of The Paradise:

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Webcomic and bit of life drawing

I have a little side project (besides the weekly digital illustrations and some writing and the other other project) that’s called The Doppelgänger. It’s a webcomic about knowing that you’re a bad person under any possible scenario. You’ll see parallel worlds, sci-fi, self-hate, violence, Noir stylings with drawings by yours truly, words and story by Thibault Kervarech.

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On other matters, I have to confess that I’ve been slacking on my life drawings. I did this little bit in the Gladstone last week. I promise I’ll get serious about it again now that I’m back in the city.

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Last Keyhole Session: Fight Club

It’s been said that all good thing must come to an end, but this one actually caught me by surprise. TKS ended their Life Drawing sessions. But…

THEY ENDED WITH A BLAST!

The theme was Fight Club. Lots of models, bigger venue (Mod Club), amazing makeup for the wounds. It was fantastic. The Madame was cool as usual and the audience was great. There was drawing going on every corner and simultaneous models posing in both floors. It was fantastic.

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Life Drawing and Cafe Sketches

This semester Life Drawing was a very relaxed affair with Rick. It was about experimentation, observation and style, not that much about anatomy (he’d still point out the bad anatomy, though).

I tried pastels for some of the drawings:

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Some prismacolor bars (super waxy and easy to use):

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Calligraphy markers:

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Ink and markers:

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Some random doodles:

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I did some café sketches in a friend’s concert:

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And I went to the second to last Keyhole Session (the last one will get a full post of its own):

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My favorite from the session, a sketch of The Madame:

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