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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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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!