Archive for December, 2009

The Pencil Factory (NYC)

December 15, 2009

Image by Jillian Tamaki

A little inspiration and eye candy from a bunch of collaboration-crazy NYC illustrators:

Sometimes I wish I was a pencil.


Review: The Dirty Laundry show (Oksana Kemarskaya)

December 13, 2009

Nov. 27, 2009 – I dropped in early at the Red Bird Gallery to see this one-night-only show before the masses descended to pilfer and peek at Oskana Kemarskaya‘s vast portfolio of sketches and process work from her past 5 years as a commercial illustrator.

Set up as though a gust of wind had forced open her portfolio (stuck to the wall) and send papers blowing all over the gallery walls and floor, the work ranged from unfinished pencil sketches to gorgeous fully developed pen & ink work, with all the white out and behind the scenes scratch marks that are never seen in polished final pieces.

According to organizers it was a show for artists, in particular illustrators. Sneaking a peek into one another’s sketchbooks and portfolios is a great way to analyse technique, and learn new tricks. While it was obvious that a lot of the work was intended for commercial purposes (animation, children’s books, etc), Oskana’s talent and unique sense of style shone through in each piece.

At the end of the night attendees were invited to take what they wished, and the rest was burned. See and read more about the show here.


Location drawing @ Marché Jean Talon

December 2, 2009

Some sketches done at Marché Jean-Talon last Sunday by Jeff Kulak

and Aimée van Drimmelen (click to enlarge):

D&D MTL changes face

December 1, 2009

Drink & Draw Montréal is now focusing on promoting the art of drawing in Montreal in several ways:

  • Publicizing and promoting drawing related events and exhibitions around town. Send in your announcements, pictures and links!
  • Publishing sketchbook images, and location drawings. Were you playing drawing games last night? Sketching at a show or the grocery store? Getting wild all alone? Send in your sketches for consideration.
  • Public Drink & Draws open to anyone who loves to draw. Theme and location announced a week in advance via our email list (see below to sign up).

Read more on our “about” page.

Have YOU been drawing lately? Send in your images!