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Downton Abbey sketches – The Bates’ & Mrs Hughes

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Here are a couple more Downton Abbey sketches to add into the mix! Mr. & Mrs. Bates [Brendan Coyle & Joanne Froggatt]; and Mrs. Hughes [Phyllis Logan].

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Downton Abbey sketches - The Bates' & Mrs Hughes

And here’s a refresher character line-up on the ones I have previously sketched…..

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Downton Abbey – cartoon versions!

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Here is a shot of the cast sketches I have done so far in my Downton Abbey series – Carson, Mrs. Patmore, Cora & Robert Crawley, Dowager & Moseley!

For larger versions of the individual sketches, click here:
https://staceychomiak.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/downton-abbey-sketches-part-1/

Stay tuned for more!

Downton Abbey sketches – Part 1

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WHO doesn’t LOVE “Downton Abbey“??? Oh my word we discovered it after season 1 had aired in the UK, and once we got our hands on it over here in Canada, we fell in love with the characters immediately.

We just finished watching season 4, and I decided to do something that is long overdue – draw the characters! So far I have done three of the cast members – see below. Also scroll to the bottom to see who tweeted at me after my first sketch!

Carson [Jim Carter]

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Mrs. Patmore [Lesley Nicol]

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The Dowager Countess [played of course by Dame Maggie Smith]

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The actress, Lesley Nicol, who plays Mrs. Patmore on “Downton” tweeted at me after I released the first sketch – as a HUGE fan of the show, that was a SUPER exciting moment!

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Robert (Hugh Bonneville) & Cora Crawley (Elizabeth McGovern)

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Moseley – just gotta love him! (Kevin Doyle)

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Now to tackle the rest of the cast… stay tuned!

Christmas Commissions

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This year I was able to do a few commissions for people as Christmas gifts [see previous post]…. this is something I as an artist take super seriously, and just love the opportunity to create these special gifts for people!

The first one was for a friend from the studio. She was flying home to the East coast for Christmas, and wanted to give her mom a “cartoon” portrait of her, her brother and her parents. They were a very fun bunch to draw, and apparently when her mom opened it, she said “Oh my soul!”. That makes me SO happy.

Brush pen and Prismacolor pencil crayons on Moleskin sketchbook.

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The second one was super special. A friend had lost her dad a few months ago to cancer, and her daughter had really fond memories of him carrying her on his shoulders. So for Christmas she wanted Santa to give her daughter a drawing of her and “Papa” together. I ended up doing two versions of the drawing, which I almost never do. The first one I did was a bit more cartoony, and the second one was a bit more realistic. I felt like it was such a huge honor to capture this moment, I just wanted to make sure I got it right. 🙂

Brush pen on Moleskin sketchbook. This is the first version – the second is the one her daughter is staring at in the frame.  🙂

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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…. 🙂

 

Groucho, hockey, Disney & Mr. Potato Head.

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Never know what cast of characters will be thrown together for the latest batch of Movember sketches!

Donate here! http://ca.movember.com/mospace/8179729

Day 19 – Canadian hockey legend Lanny McDonald. Digital sketch.

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Day 20 – Groucho Marx. Stache & comedy legend, obviously. Digital sketch.

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Day 21 – Walt Disney, the original Imagineer. Digital sketch. I gotta practice my painting of realistic people. Man, that’s the hardest. But this was great practice.
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Day 22 – Mr Potato Head! Plastic stache and all. Brush pen on moleskin. I was drawing it while we were speeding down the highway [through construction], so the lines are wibbly!

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