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My Random Happy Sketches!


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Practice Makes Perfect

I have a confession to make. I do not enjoy life drawing. GASP

And why should I? It’s difficult, the chairs are uncomfortable, the poses are difficult or sometimes just aweful and uninspiring. But I keep going because it’s good practice, to try and figure out the human body in 1 min to 30 hour intervals. The practice I get here I use in all my paintings and especially portraits. So I’ll keep on grumbling with sketchbook and pen in hand and continue to attend life drawing. Do you enjoy going?

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The worst seat in the house!

At life drawing on Monday (I’m going to try and make that a weekly thing) I found the worst spot to sit in. I had no idea until it was too late. The room filled up with easles and benches with their respected artists. The model got ready and the host turned on the light and that’s when I realised I was sitting right in the path of the spot light. At first your like nah it’s okay I can handle this but as the time goes by you pretty much start to go blind. So I gave up cause the drawings were terrible anyway since I could only look at the model for a moment. I ended up drawing the artists, blind contours style. After the break it’s long poses and the room usually clears out a bit so I got to move, yay. Not a completely wasted night.

All poses 20 mins each and with blue ballpoint pen.


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I moved again! Also, life drawing!

Two weeks ago I left Toronto to move in with my long time Boyfriend in the city of London ON. I now live in a sunny apartment where my studio is not in the same room as my bed or couch or kitchen table. Every artists dream! I will also be working on art full time! So I guess I’ve leveled up in the game of life, ha.

Painting will come back REAL soon but in the meantime I have some life drawings from last Monday. I haven’t gone to life drawing in maybe 2 years? Please excuse the rustiness. 

3 Min pose with Graphite stick

3 Min pose with graphite stick

10 min pose?

20 min pose

25 min pose


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Dream Visions – Doom’s Day

Last week I had a strange and vivid dream. In the dream I watched as catastrophe overtook Toronto. As disturbing as that was, I remember feeling even more awful because as that was happening, it was my birthday. 

Sometimes the only response is to just draw the thing.

There ya have. Toronto gets totaled by a giant tidal wave. Unlikely but hey it’s my dream. 

FYI, my birthday is October 4th. Get a boat. Lol


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This week’s Sketchbooks

Trying to figure out what to post every week is making me draw a lot more, even though I hardly have any spare time. I find a way! 

I did this sketch a long time ago and hated it. Recently I took a bunch of markers and went over it and it’s much better. 

My new sketchbook is small and filled with tracing paper and comes with a grid card.So far I’m enjoying it. 

It looks really interesting with the drawings layered up like this.

Back to the Moleskin and my favourite pass time, blind contours. 

I had some left over decorative paper that I coloured over and used to cover up a horrible drawing haha. 

That’s all for now.


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Sketchbook, Space Time!

Every once in a while I crack open my sketchbook and I try to draw. Lately I’ve been drawing bodies from out of this world. Why? Who knows, I’m a bit of a nerd. 

It’s a nebula! I was thinking of the pillars of creation when I did this one. I used water colour pencil and while ink. 

Here is a planetary nebula. Don’t know what the difference is? I suggest google, learn something new :)

This is Neptune. I used ballpoint pen. It took me a while because I basically only worked on it 20 mins a day while on my lunch break. I want to eventually do all of our planets in the solar system just because. 

Okay that’s it, I love you, bu bye!