The movement in Hokusai’s iconic painting, The Great Wave off Kanazawa, has given our eyes a workout for decades. The presence of its several prints in Western collections (the Met … Continue reading Visual Adventure: A Digital Study of Hokusai’s Wave
If you’re a child of the ’80s, you may recall The Littlest Hobo, a charming Canadian television series airing on CTV starring, well, a dog. It’s a cult favourite and, … Continue reading Google Doodle? Meet The Littlest Hobo.
by Samantha Mehra This week in the Visual People series: Meet Cassie Ackerman, a Toronto-based recreational therapist working to improve the lives of those in long-term care. We talk art … Continue reading #VisualPeople: Cassie Ackerman on the Mega Power of Art in Long-Term Care
Another goal for 2018? Learn the basics of animation. Today I took an initial stab at it, using Animation Desk for iPad. Oh, what a time I had. This initial … Continue reading Animation 101!
Part of the joy of creating Google Doodles as part of an ongoing “Damnit Sam, learn how to draw already” project is that I can pay homage to very obscure … Continue reading Google Doodles: A Canadian Throwback series
It’s Valentine’s month, love it or leave it! In honour of a few things (the month, the city of Toronto, and the all-pervasive Simpsons valentine made famous by the one … Continue reading A Toronto Valentine.
I came across these scanned images of doodles and artwork by my parents, the legendary Dale and Anil. Neither were artists by trade specifically, but like me, “dabbled” and put … Continue reading Folk(s) Art.
A quick’n’dirty exploration of pop art, via self-portrait. -SM
Google Doodle attempt #2! This time with the Habs (Montreal Canadiens) as a theme. Honestly, this is a great way to build illustration and lettering skills, and be imaginative in … Continue reading Hockey Revisited: Google Doodle #2
One of my favourite paintings from last year: Skeletor! I didn’t have the heart to sell it or throw it away, so it hangs proudly in my office, neon ’90s … Continue reading Skeletor!