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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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A whole mess of MO-sketches!

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Another catch-up post with a bunch more Movember sketches! Drawing to a close, but what a month it has been!

Day 23 – Commander Hadfield – the first Canadian to walk in space! That’s pretty sweet indeedy. Brush pen on moleskin.

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Day 24 – Brother-in-law request – Smokey and the Bandit! Brush pen on moleskin.

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Day 25 – Had to do Hook! I reffed the Dustin Hoffman version from the live action Disney film. Great movie! Brush pen on moleskin.

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Day 26 – A donor request – Frida Kahlo! She wore her stache proudly, gotta give her props! Brush pen on moleskin.

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Day 27 – A friend who donated asked if I could sketch their Bulldog, Lando, with a moustache. Here’s what I came up with! Digital sketch.

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Day 28 – Jim Henson! What an incredible man. I have and always will love the Muppets! Brush pen and markers on moleskin.

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Just two left to go! I know who they will be, I just need the time to do it…. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Movember sketch-up catch-up!

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Alrighty, somehow I am managing to keep consistently one day behind… but given my schedule, that’s actually not bad!! Here we gooooooo!

Another reminder to pleeeeeze donate to this great cause – 11 DAYS TO GO!!

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

Day 14 – Clark Gable in “Gone with the Wind”. Done in pencil.

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Day 15 – Request from a donor who is also a fellow Movember-Bro – he asked to be drawn wearing a smoking jacket, and drinking scotch. I live to abide. ๐Ÿ™‚ Drawn with Prismacolour pencil crayons.

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Day 16 – Another donor request – Ron Burgundy from “Anchorman”. Claaaaaaaasic. Brush pen and pencil crayon.

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Day 17 – Couldn’t resist drawing another Muppet! Swedish Chef drawn in Copic markers.

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Day 18 – Dali has got to have the most recognizable art – and ‘stache! Done with brush pen and Prismacolour markers.

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It’s actually been really fun for me to push myself to try different styles in different mediums. They seem to look better in my head than the final product, but the life of an artist is an ever-evolving one. I must give myself grace and encouragement to keep going, one drawing at a time!

Okay let’s keep ‘er going and finish this marathon of drawings!! Hmm. Drawing for a cause. Wish I could do this more often.

My Grandpa for Movember 11.

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Today is Remembrance Day in Canada. We stop to remember all the veterans, past and present. I am still fortunate enough to have my Grandpa in my life, who this year is 92. He was a pilot in World War II, and flew the massive Lancaster planes. I will never understand what he experienced or went through in the war, but I can do my absolute best to never forget, and never stop being entirely grateful.

I love you Grandpa!

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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Movember sketch: Gangnam-style.

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Another donor request – well, actually, her kids requested that I draw Psy – with a moustache. Who am I to disappoint the people??

Once again, please consider donating to support our Bros!!

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

Day 7, onto Day 8!!

Movember catch-ups.

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What do Chaplin, Sam Elliott and Wolverine have in common???

Almost nothing.

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Except they were requests in my Movember sketch challenge! If people give money to this cause, they earn the right to suggest a drawing! So here is Day 3, 4 and 5!

Keep Mo’ing on and donate here!

Movember Drawing, Day 2!

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My first donor made a suggestion for a Movember drawing, so here it is, Day 2! Superman.. a la ‘stach!!

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Please consider donating to these amazing cause! Click here to do so!

Sketching “Psycho”.

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Trying an exercise I haven’t done in a while…. watching a favourite film, pausing it whenever I like the composition, and trying to sketch it as fast as possible. Since I am [more than] slightly obsessed with anything Hitchcock created, and it’s almost Halloween, “Psycho” seemed appropriate. These didn’t all turn out, but with the good drawings come the… not so good ones.

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Onto the next scene!

Inktober, is Yoda.

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Inktober, is Yoda.

Thanks to a friend’s suggestion that I do “something from Star Wars” – I went with a (Canadian) Thanksgiving-themed Yoda for my Inktober sketch today!

Turkey, enjoy your!