Friday, January 10, 2014

Sketchbook update II: The moleskine edition.

These are my moleskine entries over the past year or so. I did a lot of these drawings while I was living abroad and having weird feelings about everything. I'm making it a priority to get back to sketchbook experiments this year, but I have a lot on my plate already.

Click to enlarge (that's what she said)

Here's the cover. Stickers from Vonzos, JonMDC and Servadio.

First page. Always feels good popping a moleskine cherry.

I did this page while at Papanatos waiting for Guy to tattoo me. 

The right image is a painting I did for Vonzos. 


These next two pages involve some papercraft/papercutting. I took photos to document the effect.

Made these pages at the Wellcome Collection in London. One thing London has going for it is giant awesome free museums. I could spend all day looking at wilting taxidermied creatures or medical oddities... and I did. 

I was in Berlin when I drew this. Shortly after, The Knife dropped their new album, and then I had an emotional breakdown, and then I saw them play live. Crazy month.

This page is from the Berlin Museum of Natural History.

Some nerds playing Munchkin in a coffee shop.

I drew the image below on the plane from London to Vancouver. Everything that comes after this was done in Vancity.

I had the word "stay" stuck in my head for most of my summer back in Vancouver. 

I spend a lot of time looking at Noah's face. 

The bottom right image is the most accurate depiction of him I've drawn so far.

Sketchbook update I - I don't have a life/drawing

Hey guys. 
Cue my semi-annual blog update. 

Long story short: these are some of my sketchbook pages accumulated over the past year.
I lived in Britain (Falmouth) for about 5 months, traveled alone to Den Haag, Berlin, Edinburgh. I spent a lot of time in London. I collected a ton of tattoos. Came back to Vancouver and traveled again to Toronto, Halifax, and back to London. Experienced my first Burning Man! I had some serious ups and downs, but overall I wouldn't trade this past year for anything.

I am going to separate this into two posts because it's kind of ridiculous and image heavy. I kept several sketchbooks while I was in Britain/elsewhere... these particular images would be from my life drawing books. They're a bit dryer than my moleskine entries but they mean a lot to me: I have a lot of fond memories in these pages. Enjoy. 

I think you need to either click the thumbnails to enlarge, or drag them into the address bar... sorry.

This was done at some bar in Falmouth. 

I did a LOT of these at expressini in Falmouth, which is a lovely little coffee shop. They make a dope flat white. 

Cedric drawing.

Proy ... with a giant forehead.

Some stuff from Edinburgh

Kinda jumping around here: these kids I spotted during some long rides on the Tube.

Edinburgh again. 

One of Edinburgh's museums. I saw a Rodin sculpture! It was pretty sexy.

 Scottish portrait museum bust and my buddy pal KAT who let me crash with her in Scotland.

Scottish portrait museum.

London Tube-goers.

Back in Falmouth. Bought a brush pen.

On the train between shitty little towns in Cornwall.

I spent a LOT of time on that train.

Train train bo bain.

Coffee shop patrons.

I went to the beach and made some bad drawings. Atlantic water is crazy cold.

Beach bums... and fannys.


This is one of my favourite pages. I drew these on my birthday, wherein I treated myself to overpriced fancy British tea and lots of British carbs. 

And then I went home. the end!