Botanical Gardens

My drawing class made a trip to the Devonian Gardens this week, in preparation for our next project, which will be an information pen and ink drawing.

Figure Drawing

From ‘figure drawing for fun’ to ‘figure drawing for class,’ and lots of it. But this was all very enjoyable: a few pages of planar figures, and a few more of tonal. We were able to draw at our leisure for this assignment, working from photos or imagination, rather than live models.

Figure Drawing for Fun

I went to a great class recently with a terrific model. We’ll be doing some figure sessions at ACAD in the next few weeks, so this was a great warm-up.

Sketchbook Project 2019 - Vol. 3

The winter holidays were go-time to finish my second book for the Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Project. What a super project it was! After a semester of non-stop micro-planning for every assignment, it was wonderful to work on something so intuitive and fun.

Zoo Drawing!

My new favourite place to draw this year is the Calgary zoo. Kiddo recently decided she feels the same. :)

Design School

More than halfway through my first semester at ACAD, I can’t believe how busy I’ve been. I’ve learned that success in my perspective-based drawing class is all about solid preparation, design fundamentals is much more challenging than I expected, and that I didn’t miss English class as much as I thought I did. I miss having time for my own practice, but I’m really learning a lot.

Coffee Shop - August 2018

We're in Calgary as of this month. It's only a week until school starts for both kiddo and myself, and I'm feeling pretty excited. This week I get to do fun stuff like registering Lyra with her school and picking up my student id and transit pass. I've managed to get out a few times in all the madness to work in my coffee shop book, but I may need to give it a new title. New locations include parks, libraries and Ikea - and I'm sure ACAD will also be a target in the near future.

In Orbit

We've started packing up the house for our move to Calgary. I managed to finished this drawing off just in time! I'm glad. It's probably the last panel I'll finish for some time.

Sketchbook Project 2019 Vol.1

Here are the first pages of my book for the 2019 Brooklyn Art Library's Sketchbook Project. I chose the theme 'Go-Between.' After my last book (all black and white and straight-up ink), I wanted to do something completely different, so here I am with paper cut-outs, markers, stitching, paint and vellum.

Tabletop Disconnect

I started this collage almost a year ago, when I was mapping out my 'Patrons' piece. There were a great many drawings of people leaning and sitting that I didn't want to waste, so they were given their own space. I've worked on it on and off, but just recently received the nudge I needed to hunker down and get it finished.

Coffee Shop Creeping - April/May 2018

Brooklyn Art Library Part III

Here's the last instalment of my story for the Brooklyn Art Library's Sketchbook Project.

Brooklyn Art Library Part II

Here's another instalment of my story for the Brooklyn Art Library's Sketchbook Project.

Coffee Shop Creeping - March 2018

It's been a big month: now that I've been accepted into ACAD, we're prepping to sell our house and move to Calgary. That means there's not a lot of time for art making. With that said, I'm still making a point of visiting my favourite coffee shop once a week. Once the house is finally on the market, maybe I'll find time to complete the few projects I've left hanging.