Inktober (Day 7) - Yum brains!

Each year I keep forgetting to draw something appropriate for October and this year I remembered! I was inspired by some photos my husband took of the local zombie walk a few years ago. Appetizing?

Inktober (Day 6)

Here is yesterday's ink drawing. It's the under-drawing for a painting I am working on for a friend.  I had initially made an error in laying out the perspective on the foreground elements and had to revisit it yesterday which I followed up by inking in my scanned changes over the buildings. 

There are two major elements I left out because they would give away too much. :)

Inkober (Day 5)

Here is today's sketch. I was a little tired after a day of errands so sat down to watch The Lone Ranger with the hubby. By the time we were done watching the movie, I was quite zonked so the only idea that came to mind was the cute carnivorous rabbits that reminded me fondly of the Monty Python rabbits so this is what I chose. On another note, I don't think I'll use gel pens for drawing again because I found it hard to control...or maybe I'm just too tired.

Feeling creative

I was feeling really creative tonight so rushed with the chores so I could have a little time to draw.  I used pen.  Now to make dinner.

Spectrum Fantastic Live event in Kansas City, MO

I went to Kansas City this past weekend to attend the Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 3-day conference event to listen to some of my art idols share their experiences about their work, their life and the industry, and to get inspired.  I was indeed inspired... and overwhelmed by the  amazing collection of talent in the hall. It was a real treat to meet in person some of the artists whose art books grace our library.  And, they were all so friendly and willing to share their process! I was especially fortunate to meet and chat with Michael Whelan, James Gurney, Brom and Brian Despain.

Since this would be a boring post without any pictures, I've included some photos below of Kansas City architecture I found interesting, a drawing I did at the life drawing session put on by Spectrum, a picture of Michael Whelan who was kind enough to pose for us, James Gurney's work in-progress of an ogre (he jokingly called it a self-portrait), along with some art treasures we brought home with us.

Sabrina commission thumbnails

Now that I've moved and my office is less of a disaster zone, I thought I'd attach some thumbnails I completed for my friend's pet portrait commission. It's been on hold for a while for various reasons but I will now be resuming and plan to post pics of the progression.

Concept art for a short film

Wow, it's been some time since I last posted a finished piece but...with good reason. I've started taking a Pencilling and Inking class with Leonard Kirk at the TCW and I've been working on commissions. Below is a sneak peak of a recently completed concept art piece I did for my friend Cherelle's short film that's currently in production. I wish I could show more but it will have to wait. More info about the film can be found here.

Sketch at a café

After the TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival) and some art supply shopping, the hubby and I stopped at a gallery/café across from the AGO.  I wanted to try out my new mechanical blue pencil so drew a quick sketch of Victor.  He wanted to try out his new brush pen so inked it.  Here is the result.  I think we make a good team.