Sunday, May 21, 2017

Cannes Nostalgia

I can't be nostalgic because I wasn't born when the film came out but I heard so much about it. We had the soundtrack on LP at home and I saw the movie on VHS. "Les Parapluies de Cherbourg" ("The Umbrellas of Cherbourg") won the Palme d'Or in 1964 and became such an iconic film. I love it for all its qualities, but probably most because it's one of those movies that's part of my "cultural/artistic" upbringing.

The gestures this week were challenging in a different and beautiful way as one of the models was pregnant.




Sunday, May 7, 2017

Backstage ballerinas

I haven't posted in a while, here are a few drawings from the last few weeks...gestures to avoid to much rust and drawings from photography of ballerinas getting ready...or letting their feet take a break.







Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter

Easter, when everyone loves baby birds...so here are my favorite: baby emperor penguins. 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

This weekend marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. If I realize how important it is to go back to history books and learn about what this event lead to, the most important is to remember those who left their lives on the battlefield. I drew using a photography as reference called "Assisting the wounded at Vimy Ridge" from the Library and Archives Canada. (As usual, also posting some warm-up gestures from the Croquis Cafe youtube channel.)




Sunday, April 2, 2017

Frida Kahlo

I didn't know much about Frida Kahlo before watching the movie "Frida" when it came out.Her art is so colorful and surreal. I also learned a lot about Mexican culture and history through her art and life.