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A Mo’- Success!

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This was the first year I decided to jump into the Movember ring and try to raise some money for men’s cancer. Tams and I have men in our life who have been affected by this… and let’s face it, we all know or love someone who has been touched by this. Let’s do what we can to support one another! Some amazing people donated, and we managed to raise almost $400 throughout my month of sketching! It was definitely an exercise in major time-management, but I was so thankful for the opportunity to stretch myself and try some different styles.

My beautiful wife made a contribution, and asked me to draw Santa for Day 30 – so below is a digital painting of what we came up with. We had also just watched the Christmas classic “One Magic Christmas” – so the ending scene had some influence on it as well.

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Below is the month in sketches! Thanks again everyone!

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Canadian icons — and a muppet.

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Still plugging away at the Movember sketching! A reminder to donate, please go here:

http://ca.movember.com/mospace/8179729

Day 12, I decided to do a well-known Canadian icon – I have certainly grown up with them! Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod of “Body Break” fame. Hal has always sported a lovely ‘stache, so I thought it worthwhile to showcase! If you want to see them in action, here’s a good Youtube clip from back in the day!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAnnPje3AlE

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Day 13, my lovely wife requested that I do one of her favourites – Uncle Traveling Matt from “Fraggle Rock”! And well, you cannot go wrong with a muppet! I had to do this one in craft paper, couldn’t resist.

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Working on Day 14!

Captain Jack Sparrow and Hulk Hogan!

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More Movember sketches!

Day 9, a donor requested Captain Jack Sparrow! Lots of detail on his outfit to simplify.

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Day 10, I had to do Hulk Hogan – this one was fun to do with cutout construction paper because he is just made up of colours and shapes šŸ™‚

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Crafting a card.

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I used to make a ton of homemade cards, but I did mostly little watercolor designs. Lately though, I have become obsessed with using craft paper cutouts. So fun to get back to the second grader inside and just use scissors and glue!

I needed to do a card for friends of ours moving away to Cambodia to do some amazing work with the kids there. With some idea help from my brilliant wife, here’s how it turned out.

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