Friday, April 26, 2019

THIS SEAT TAKEN

Doodle done in Procreate on the iPad Pro
The first of many TTC doodles, in a series called "This seat taken". 

Inspired by my son's love of all things "transit", I'm going to doodle as much as possible during my daily commute.
From fellow commuters to transit operators to fair checkers and even... transit police. (oh my)

These are by no means going to be" finessed works of art", but rather a daily exercise in observation of characters and their environments. Character harvesting in it's purest form.

I captured this cranky chap trying to get a signal in the tunnel between York University and Finch west stations, so we'll see what I can get from the bus, streetcar and subway to and from Seneca each day over the coming months.

Cheers!
- graves

Sunday, April 07, 2019

ILLUSTRATION PROGRAM GRAD SHOW

Gonna be fantastic!
Hope you can join us on Opening night at 7pm... If you're looking to check out some amazing new illustrators and enjoy an evening of great art, conversation and laughter - THIS is the night. Don't ya dare miss it!!



See you there,
- graves



Monday, January 14, 2019

2019 Sketch Jam in the books!

Just a quickie to say thanks to everyone who came out for the day, or the night... or both!
For those who were unable, or had to wash their hair... Here's what ya missed!


Drew this whilst waiting at Davisville Stn.

We had a fantastic time at St.Lawrence Market and a bunch of folks hunkered down in other locations, like Union Station and the Eaton Centre. 


Sketching at the Market


A couple folks I drew while there.


Hard at work, harvesting!


Gathering our forces to move... Used with permission | © Fabio Silva
On the move to Union Stn.
At the pub things start slowly..

Then things pick up as everyone begins to show up.

Eventually, it's a tight squeeze of amazing people!

The Jammy
This years challenge: 
Superpower rejects - useless superpowers.
Drawing away - The Challenge is ON!

Always time for  a laugh on this night.

Always good conversations here.

Catching up.
THE RUNNER UPS!





THIRD PLACE!


SECOND PLACE!



AND THE JAMMY WINNER IS!...




The 2019 JAMMY AWARD WINNER - EMMA BICKELL


Unfortunately, Emma bolted before we announced the winners. It's okay, we caught up in class this week and Emma has her trophy + a pair of passes to TAAFI, courtesy of Barney Wornoff and the fine folks at TAAFI ! - Congrat's Bickell!!!

Congratulations to everyone who participated and to the winners - well done! Also, a heartfelt THANK YOU to Aaron Lun for most generously donating all those sweet art books for the prizes!

Thanks also to those who donated food and money - it WILL go to good use. It was wonderful to see you all. I look forward to seeing you again next time.

Cheers!


- graves
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