Daphne and McQueen


I finished this illustration a while back and never posted it. I think it ties nicely with my Terror and Beauty post. I experimented with some india ink on transparencies to get a different look for the feathers. It turned out different than I had imagined but I had limited supplies, so I had to make due. I definitely need more practice!

Toronto Fashion Week FW14


Toronto Fashion Week has come and gone in a whirlwind. Again this season, I worked with Draw A Dot. to live sketch the shows. This time we collaborated with IMG and Sony who provided us with Xperia Z tablets to draw on. I was able to attend 9 shows and did 30 illustrations. Check out the entire project on Draw A Dot. here.

More drawings after the link. Continue reading

Terror and Beauty


© Estate of Francis Bacon / SODRAC (2013)
© The Henry Moore Foundation. All Rights Reserved, DACS / SODRAC (2013) http://www.henry-moore.org

I jumped on the chance to attend the media preview of the Francis Bacon and Henry Moore exhibit at the AGO. Henry Moore is one of my favorite contemporary artists and I’ve only seen two pieces by Francis Bacon in person.

The Art Gallery of Ontario in collaboration with the Ashmolean Museum brings together 136 artworks by Bacon and Moore. The exhibition was curated by Dan Adler, associate professor of art history at York University.

At first, it seems like an unlikely pairing but when you see the works side-by-side, everything becomes more apparent. Both artists express their experiences through explorations of the human figure; one with brush strokes and the other with chisel and hammer. The affect of war and of suffering, religion, and vulnerability are all themes that are echoed in the artists’ works. Continue reading

the Oscars 2014

OSCARS-14-LUPITAYup, it’s Lupita Nyong’o again! This time in a custom Prada gown. I also loved the Miu Miu dress she wore to the Vanity Fair after party. She killed it this award season didn’t she?! I applaud her stylist Micaela Erlanger. Also on my “best dressed” list are Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen, Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé, and Chrissy Teigen in Monique Lhuillier.

Love that Ellen broke twitter with this epic selfie. I didn’t watch the whole show but I’m glad I got to see Jared Leto’s acceptance speech. Jordan Catalano won an Oscar!