Journal

First Cup

August 19. 2019

Start without Fear
When I was younger, I used to be nervous starting a new sketchbook. There was actual fear of starting that first page because I wanted the drawing to be perfect. You see, I used to think that a sketchbook was a show piece, whereas now the book is all about experimentation, reflection, and self-therapy. I'm OK making mistakes in my sketchbook. I'm good with trying stuff out that doesn't work. This book is for me. Think of your life as a sketchbook. A blank book to put beautiful ideas into reality.
I am mostly a solitary person, so why not title the book, "Une table pour un" (A table for one).

photo of a new sketchbook, a pen, and a cup of coffee.

Digital Sketchbook

August 19. 2019

Perdue (Lost)
Drawn on my iPad and finished in Photoshop.

illustration titled: Perdue (Lost)

Digital Sketchbook

August 19. 2019

Loin de tout (Away From It All)
Drawn on my iPad and finished in Photoshop.

illustration titled: Perdue (Lost)

First Cup

August 1. 2019

Leave It On The Floor
Who needs a drawing table? Sometimes people give themselves reasons not to start something. Any excuse. "I need the newest sneakers to exercise." "I need a drawing table in order to draw." This month, set aside any excuse, any reason not to start something. Give yourself a small challenge and stick with it. It might surprise you where it takes you. Last year, I gave myself a challenge to draw everyday. I only intended to do it for a week. I have not missed a day. See what I mean about small challenges? Welcome to August.
I don't own a drawing table. I draw at my kitchen table, my computer desk, or sometimes on the floor.

photo of sketchbook,radio,and cup on the floor.

Digital Sketchbook

August 1. 2019

A Louer (For Rent)
It's the first of the month. Rent Day. Drawn on my iPad and finished in Photoshop.

illustration titled: A Louer

Digital Sketchbook

August 1. 2019

La Porte Est Un Piège (The Door Is A Trap)
This drawing was inspired by a French 1916 movie titled: Les Vampires. Drawn on my iPad and finished in Photoshop.

illustration titled: The Door IS A Trap

Digital Sketchbook

July 15. 2019

Fighter
Drawn on my iPad and finished in Photoshop.

illustration titled: Fighter

Digital Sketchbook

July 8. 2019

Suspecte
Drawn on my iPad and finished in Photoshop.

illustration titled: Suspecte

Digital Sketchbook

July 8. 2019

Je Veux Un Livre
Drawn on my iPad and finished in Photoshop.

illustration titled: Je Veux Un Livre

Digital Sketchbook

July 1. 2019

Taking Inventory
Drawn on my iPad.

illustration titled: Taking Inventory

Digital Sketchbook

July 1. 2019

Ça Recommence
It starts again. Drawn on my iPad.

illustration titled: Ça Recommence

Digital Sketchbook

June 30. 2019

The Incident
Drawn on my iPad.

Digital Sketchbook

June 30. 2019

Le Café De Nuite
Drawn on my iPad.

Digital Sketchbook

June 30. 2019

Not For Everyone
Drawn on my iPad.

Digital Sketchbook

June 30. 2019

Le Match
Drawn on my iPad.

First Cup

March 11. 2019

Simple Breakfast
Montréal, Québec.

Digital Sketchbook

March 11. 2019

Witness
Drawn in my sketchbook and touched up in Photoshop.

Digital Sketchbook

February 4. 2019

Her Wedding Day
Digital drawing done on my iPad and touched up in Photoshop.

Digital Sketchbook

February 4. 2019

Leaving
Digital drawing done on my iPad and finished in Photoshop.

First Cup

January 1. 2019

Setting the Tone
The new year begins. When I was a kid, I would get excited about the new year because I was curious as to what new music and movies would come about. This year I am more excited about creative endeavours. Hopefully you too will be excited about the things you will create. A photo of my current favourite cup. Vancouver, British Columbia.

Digital Sketchbook

January 1. 2019

Work In Progress
Something I'm working on but have yet to get the colours right.