Sunday, March 25, 2012

Scotty portraits

Here is a new photograph from this week of Scotty, I think this will be for his promo stuff.

I was pretty happy with the way this turned out, I had this image of Scotty under broken glass and that seemed to come together pretty well.

I also wanted to do some water colour paintings:

But the first one came out like I do not know what and there was no time for a third. This doesn't look too much like him but there is a feel here that I am happy with-

I was thinking a bit about the later work of the artist Francesco Clemente who is a damn genius and his portraits are stunning.

Just look at this one of Keith Haring, obviously done in the 80s

Clemente was part of the 80s Village scene, the breadth of his work is inspiring.

Friday, March 23, 2012

NOW magazine

It seems a bit odd, but here is me in a photo shoot.

Well, that is me in the background anyways. For Fashion week, Now Magazine, created a shoot with the idea of the "artist and muse"....Look, I was just drawing not making up the ideas.

You can see the story on Now Magazine's website

The fashion influences the way you draw I guess, these earrings and tight hairline made me think of a flapper.

It did give me a great chance to draw the model, Queenette.

I feel like there is always a great tension when drawing a person, focusing on their muscle and structure and, at the same time, giving attention to the clothes as well.

It was also really interesting for me, someone who is not in the fashion world to have a bit of an outsider perspective on the clothing styles.

Give me a break, she was 6 foot 1 and wearing heels!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Drawing of Omar in preparation for NOW magazine

Here is a sketch of local coffee shop guy, Omar, a Montreal native who posed for me before my sketching gig with Now Magazine.

Details on that to follow.

Monday, March 05, 2012

drawings of Scotty

This is a pastel drawing I did using old Grumbacher pastels on a piece of thick carton board like I'm some contemporary of Toulouse-Lautrec dans la Belle Epoque! I love looking at that style of drawing- the strength in the lines.

Scotty was sitting in the studio for a haircut for some video thingy and it gave me a chance to do some drawing, like this portrait of him and a double portrait of Duncan cutting his hair, I took the theme further and gave Scotty some dog tags like he was a GI being sent to Viet Nam.