In my family, the Montreal Canadiens (or, the Habs) are our team. My grandfather would, twinkle-eyed, tell of the thrill of watching hockey on live TV for the first time (and seeing his hero Maurice Richard through the lens of a wavering black-and-white screen), which inspired him to water down the backyard every winter and get his kids skating at “rocket” speed.
This guest article, featuring new Vancouver correspondent Sharon Roberts, appears as part of Visual People, a Q&A series devoted to profiling visual creators from a diversity of industries. Keep up … Continue reading #VisualPeople: Pa-pa-Paparazzi! [Guest Post]
Happy Spring 2018! Using Adobe Draw on iPad, I whipped up this quick sketch paying homage to yoga and cheeseburgers, both of which allow me to find my zen (on … Continue reading April #Doodle: Finding my Zen.
This past week, I did a quick study of some iconic North American images from the 20th and 21st centuries: Obama’s Hope campaign poster, and an early but memorable cover … Continue reading Visual Adventure: Masters of the Universe Mash-Up.
Sometimes you have to take the Art Nouveau style for a spin. -SM
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
It’s positively balmy in Toronto, a perfect day for doodling outside under the sun. It’s nice to feel the pen swirl around on the paper again, and get deep into … Continue reading Sunday Sketch.
We talk visual note-taking, comics, and turning a hobby into a full-time gig. This article is the first in the ‘Visual People’ series, a weekly Q & A devoted to … Continue reading #VisualPeople: In Conversation with Robert Keder, Founder and Owner, Keder – Creatie & Illustratie (Netherlands)
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.