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My “Stranger Things” sketch series

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One of the best shows Netflix has put out – especially if you are a child of the 80s – has been “Stranger Things”! I just HAD to draw these guys!

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Can’t wait for season 2!! Barb….are you out there….????!!

Last sketches of 2015

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This October – December was the busiest on record, what with starting a new show at the studio, piles of freelance, and selling and buying a house…… so sadly my sketches took a backseat. I managed to squeak out a few, here they are!

For Inktober 2015:

A couple sketches in time for “Back to the Future” Day! [Brush pen on Moleskine sketchbook.]

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A couple sketches of some of the regular dogs that frequent our studio 🙂 [Brush pen on Moleskine sketchbook.]

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And of course a sketch of our cat Mowgli in his favourite position.

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I managed to fit in two commissions done as Christmas gifts for clients. The first one was for a couple who had just gotten married and loved trees, hence the background. The second was for someone who is a composer. Both digital.

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Character designs for unnamed project

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I was asked to do a few exploratory character designs for a project, and here is what I came up with! I tried a few different styles, and it was fun just to draw a few different versions of the character I had in my head.

Brush pen and pencil crayon:

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Watercolour:
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Digital:
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Brush pen & pencil crayon:
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Brush pen & colerase pencil:
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Brush pen & pencil crayon:
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Inktober 2014 sketches

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Life has been CRAZY lately with lots of work [most of which I cannot post!], so I wasn’t able to do as many Inktober sketches this year as I would have liked. HOWever, I managed to squeeze out a few, here they are 🙂

A real disguise. [pencil crayon, brush pen]

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A doggy from Gastown. [Colerase, pencil, brush pen]

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Chatting on the skytrain. [Colerase, brush pen]

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Gastown dude. [Marker, brush pen]

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Jammin’ in Gastown. [Colerase, brush pen]

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Our cats, Mowgli [the striped one] about to pounce on Ema [the grey one]. [Marker, brush pen]

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Mowgli & Ema ready for Halloween. [Marker, colerase, brush pen]

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Even Norman Bates got into the Inktober spirit. [Marker, colerase, brush pen]

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Piles o’ pumpkins. [Colerase, brush pen]

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My wife and I taking advantage of a rainy Sunday. [Marker, colerase, brush pen]

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A viking hat in Gastown. [Colerase, brush pen]

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More Downton Abbey sketches!

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Two more additions to my Downton Abbey sketch series – the Crawley sisters, & O’Brien!

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For my previous Downton sketches, click https://staceychomiak.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/downton-abbey-sketches-part-1/ and https://staceychomiak.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/downton-abbey-sketches-the-bates-mrs-hughes/

 

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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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