Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Drawing from a trip to Toronto

I know this is a late posting... from a trip to Toronto last year. I like this drawing because it evokes some of the hustle and bustle, not to mention glass and concrete jungle aspect, of the big T.O.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

More Drawings From Montreal

These drawings were both done around the Ste Catherine Street area... the first of a man rushing down the street wearing a pretty distinctive Canadian winter coat and the second of a student on the metro.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Jeff Healey

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.

"Carve" Drawings from Montreal Part II

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).

"Carve" Drawings from Montreal Part I

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.