Tuesday, March 31, 2009
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Saturday, March 28, 2009
One summer night in 2005 during the Montreal Jazz Festival I was sitting with my friend Paul at Cafe Delifrance listening to a great after-hours jam by Vanessa Rodriguez, who plays an amazing Hammond B3, when suddenly none other than the late (great) Jeff Healey showed up and asked to be part of the jam. I don't know where he came from (I think he was sitting at one of the back tables all along) but he soon proceeded to play some INCREDIBLE guitar licks in his trademark fashion with the guitar sitting face-up on his lap. I drew him while he was in the middle of what was an AMAZING live set... we were seated literally a couple of meters away from Jeff Healey! Incredible.
More of my urban drawings for "Carve" Magazine. I particularly love the drawing of the lamppost on Ste. Catherine Street - one of our most famous (or infamous, depending on what you're looking for) streets. (also: you can see the Pentel brushpen I use for most of my drawings these days in the drawing of the salt n pepper shakers).
These are from a series of drawings I made of my home city of Montreal, published in a local poetry magazine called "Carve." I just love the black and white of a Pentel brush pen - I use this almost exclusively nowadays in my sketchbooks.