Folk(s) Art.

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 their rich skills to use whenever they could. My mother’s art teacher, and close family friend, was Eric Wesselow, a Montreal-based artist who was known…

Hockey Revisited: Google Doodle #2

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 small ways. Draw on. -SM

Hockey 101.

For one of my next Google Doodle exercises, I’m moonlighting in the sports realm, this time focussing on the Montreal Canadiens. My interest in the team has been revived a little with a move to a new community in recent years, where the locals all seem to be fans, taking over the TVs at our…

Google Doodlin’: Iconic Toronto.

For the past few years, I’ve kept a watchful eye over the little jewels called Google Doodles. The team behind their creation is obviously teeming with bright creators who are able to see a single subject from magical viewpoints (#goals). These Google artists are quiet heroes. So, as an homage (and learning experience), I am…

Cartoon Throwback! #Carebears

Continuing to work with layers and colouring in Adobe Draw and Adobe Sketch, I am pretty impressed with this here Care Bear that I drew, complete with 3D and ‘80s Polaroid VHS colour palettes (I’m a child of the ‘80s, and a nostalgic one, so forgive me!). Again, I’m pretty astonished by the sensitivity and…

The King.

Behold: THE KING! My dad fancies himself Elvis’ number one fan, so I drew this for him to use as his new desktop wallpaper. I don’t know – I think Elvis would be proud. -SM