Saturday, May 30, 2015

Figure Drawing Saturday

I've been lucky enough to be able to hire a model for the past two months for a 3 hour session of figure drawing. This weekend was a day for experimenting, using colour and trying things I haven't before. I was very happy that I pushed myself out of my comfort zone for the session. I'm interested to see what will come moving forward with my drawings. Hope you enjoy!

Friday, May 29, 2015


I drew up this savage looking fellow a little while ago now, but I'm still happy with his overall look. Unlike what my students thought, this viking is not inspired by Skyrim, but rather Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer character. I did a preliminary sketch while at work and then built on that. I'd love to animate him swinging his big ax around one of these days. Hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Space Kitty!

In this case, a space Ocelot. My wife and I are finding some more time to draw these days, which is really nice. When we have the chance, one of us will pick a topic and we'll draw for the evening. She picked space kitty, and this is what I ended up doing. He's out on a space walk to go repair a section of the space station he's staying on. My wife took the pic and got in a little bit of my preliminary planning sketches, so I decided to leave them in. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hulk 2.0!

Here's my coloured version of the Green Goliath. I'm very happy with the way the colors turned out. I approached it as a modeled drawing, and added more layers of pigment to push the elements back into space. I'm hoping to keep working with markers and colour and keep improving at both. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Basset Bustle

Every year my wife and I head out to Hamilton to support the HBSPCA for their annual Basset Bustle. There were over 100 Bassets running, sniffing and howling around the dog park. It's so fun seeing all the different squishy floppy wrinkly dogs all over the place. I took it as an opportunity to draw as many of the Bassets as I could between the different events during the day.  Above are a selection of the drawings I was happy with from the day. The sleepy puppy at the top is my dog, Jem, being adorable as always. Hope you enjoy!

Friday, May 22, 2015


The next Avenger on the list is the all mighty Thor!!!(insert lightning sound effects here) I wanted to draw a younger looking Thor this time around. There have been a number of different looks for Thor in Marvel comics that many very talented artists have created. and I would like to do a couple different versions of the thunder god.  I've been having a lot of fun drawing the past few heroes. I'll have to see if I'll attempt coloring this one. Until then, enjoy the pencil sketch!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Captain America

This is the drawing that got me started with the Avengers drawings. I always like to think of Captain America as an old worn out veteran who just won't stop fighting for what he believes in. I started it with red col-erase, which makes him a little more red than if I were to have just used pencil. I also got into my wife's big bag of markers and thought, why not give him a little colour.  After all, it's about time I started using it in my work.  Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


With Avengers 2 out, I got in the mood to draw up some of the characters from the film. Here's the Hulk doing his thing looking nice and angry. I had a lot of fun with this one. I didn't have a set idea when I started this drawing, so I kept it very gestural and loose near the beginning. It changed a few times as I got more into the drawing trying to make fun choices until I finally found the end result. Hope you enjoy!