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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Drapery Studies

A few drapery studies I did in class and for class.

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I realized the above image is a bit disorted from the glare of the light, so I posted the photo to clarify the sketch.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Life Drawings from TSA and Extra Life Session

The journey continues...

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Drawing to Pass the Time...

I actually drew these while in life drawing class, so the title is not really true. Unfortunately, I don't have much spare time to draw or attend extra life drawings sessions outside of classes and my weekly sunday morning session. Though I don't have much work to show for it at the moment, I am still trying to tackle the monsterous task of learning 3D (Maya) in school. I am hoping I will have some 3D work to post some time soon to start documenting my learning progress. In the mean time...here are more life drawings. Enjoy!

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Some Sketches from My Trip to the Toronto Zoo

To make up for a missed school trip to the Royal Winter Fair I went to the zoo this past Saturday morning to get some sketching done. I have to say that going during the fall is far more enjoyable when the zoo is less busy. Overall it was a very relaxing morning. I recommend anyone who is in Toronto to visit the zoo before it gets too cold. Below are a few sketches from that morning.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Life Drawing Studies - Various

I had a drawing itch to scratch today, so I went down and got some studies done.

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Life Drawing - Continued Exploration

Here are some drawings from the past week. We are trying new things in class and I am still exploring on own while in extra life drawing sessions. All in all its been a mix bag of results, where I have found sucess in some areas and fallen completely flat in others. There are definitely some stronger elements of these drawings that I will bring forward into my future drawings.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Life Drawing - One Step Back and 3 Steps Forward

Here are some life drawings that I drew this week. The drawings themselves were not very successful in capturing anything I had intended to and riddled with problems, but I do love the fact that I am discovering new things. Thus I am posting these drawings to document my forward movement and changes that are starting with my lifedrawing. Oh...and to document the mistakes as well...they are an equally important part of the process.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Life Drawings - something old and new all at the same time

Here are some life drawings from some extra sessions at Seneca @ York over the last week or so. I have been trying different things with my life drawings lately to prevent my self from falling into a funk with my drawings. Its always scary, fun, and amazing at all the same time to see what happens to my drawings when I take myself out of my comfort zone. Drawings start to fall apart, the direction of the drawings and the lines become uncertain and waver yet at same time, its new and fresh to me (even if its a style or technique that I am revisiting and not necessarily new) and it reminds me of all things I still have yet to learn and accomplish.


As much fun as it is to sometimes just draw aimlessly and just fumble in the dark until I land on something new and that works I will probably have to start setting goals and specific objectives to meet for my drawing in the next week or so. I have been experimenting and lettting loose with my drawing for the last year or so and it seems like a good time to move back to some more accurate studies and study my anatomy again. We'll see where this goes.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Some Life Drawings

Here are some life drawings from class that I completed over the last week or so.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Another Self Portrait Study

Here is a study I completed while taking a break from animation. The result was not quite where I wanted to go with it, but it still yielded some interesting results.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Life Drawing at TSA

Here are some drawings from yesterday morning's life drawing session at the Toronto School of Art. I struggled during the session and it shows. Even though I did not get the results I was hoping for I did accomplsih some valuable learning along the way that hopfully I'll be able to apply next time.


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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Drawing Unwind

A quick study from photo reference before bed.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cafe Sketches

Here are some cafe sketches from the past week or so.

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Self Portrait for Class

Here's a quick self portrait for an assignment. I have not drawn a self portrait from a mirror in a long time...and it shows. Looks like I have some practicing to do.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Scrambling Over the Hump

For some reason the start of every new semester is accompanied with a wierd slide or roadbump in my drawing and work...I guess I can attribute it to all the new information I am assimilating. In any event, I just have to work harder to get over the slump. Here are some life drawings in the pursuit of that goal.

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Speed Paint Before Bed

Here is a quick painting I did from a reference photo before I head to bed.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Unwinding Sketch

Decided to unwind from a long day of classes with this sketch from a reference photo. At first it was a huge struggle to even get the sketch going due to the fatigue and my lack of consistent drawing time, but after a couple of different approaches it started to go somewhere decent.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Skulls and Life Drawings

Here are some skull studies and life drawings that I completed for class.

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