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 article appears as part of the Visual People, a Q&A series devoted to profiling visually in-tune folks who work in a diversity of industries. Keep up … Continue reading #VisualPeople: Veronica Zaretski Wants You to Know About Toronto’s Music Scene #notDrakeorTheWeeknd
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.
With apologies to the moon, and with great appreciation for all the comic book artists out there. I find it *extraordinarily* hard to combine humour and illustration – kudos to … Continue reading I drew a comic (finally).
A quick’n’dirty exploration of pop art, via self-portrait. -SM
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 … Continue reading Google Doodlin’: Iconic Toronto.
One of the great things about learning illustration is that you can eventually draw otherwise impossible things. Case in point? Me with upper body strength. Part of this ‘challenge’ was … Continue reading Pow! 🥊💃🏽
Attention amateur artists!: In the absence of drawing lessons, I often invent my own lesson plans. This round, I spent some time examining retro signage (specifically from Toronto!). This exercise … Continue reading Toronto drawn, Part II.
I’ve been closely examining old Canadian logos (yes, for fun) and took some classic Toronto emblems for a spin: the CN Tower itself (as minimalist as I could make it), … Continue reading Toronto, drawn.
One of the best ways to learn how to draw figures is to pore over comics, which capture bodies and faces in a wild amount of different positions and scenarios. … Continue reading Emulating Archie