Tuesday, August 28, 2007

London Sketchcrawl

I do this every weekend, but this time I had a little company. Once or twice a year, a little group of sketch fanatics gets together in various cities around the globe and goes out for a "sketchcrawl". After they are done, they post the results to the forums at www.sketchcrawl.com. Only one other dude joined the London sketchcrawl, but no matter. Here are the results of my efforts:

Friday, August 24, 2007

Things I might have seen in London, part 3

There is a fascinating little place in London called Neal's Yard. It's a tiny courtyard of shops and cafes formed by the back sides of the tall, old buildings which line three streets. The real joy of the place is in the discovery. It's so wonderful to wander down some narrow alley and and emerge into a hidden courtyard with careening balconies, overflowing flowerboxes, and the smell of baked goods. The drawing on the right was inspired by that location, but only in a very general way. The other two were drawn in locations around Kensington and Knightsbridge.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Things I might have seen in London, part 2

Views from around the city. Various places including Battersea Park, the British Museum and the Royal Albert Hall. Click on the images for a full size view.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Things I might have seen in London

First upon arriving in London, July 23rd. A view of Knightsbridge:

Here are some from August 4-6. Locations include the south bank of the Thames, Battersea park, Old Spitalfields Market, St Paul's Cathedral and Waterloo station. I've been doing a lot of exploring. More to come.

Dredging up the old stuff

Okay, new blog. What to do...

First off, I'll let everyone know that this is a sketchblog. As the sketchbook grows, so will the blog. A lot of very articulate blogs have some excellent things to say on the subject of drawing, animation, media and so on. This blog, however, will be mostly about showing everyone what I've been up to.

I have sketchblogged in the past through my LiveJournal account. At that time I was going out on a regular basis and drawing people, mostly on the subway in Toronto, or in the Detroit area. That activity ended around the end of 2005 when I started to become quite busy with freelance work. I still maintain the LiveJournal, but it is more well suited for keeping in touch with friends than for sketchblogging. I am in London now, working on a feature film. One of the main reasons that I came to London was to gather material for the sketchbook.

For starters, I present some work from the old blog. Enjoy!