Monday, January 16, 2006

Toronto back alleys pt 2

Another 2am posting, this time more Toronto alley sketches. As I mentioned previously, I like going for night time walks in the summer. And I've always been drawn to that orange street light colour. That glow has a particular emotional quality for me. Orange streetlamps always make me think of empty mall parking lots and back alleys and a kind of teenage lonliness and angst. Maybe I just remember too many nights walking home late and alone and cutting through side streets...

These sketches were drawn in the summer. They were done very small, in ink and brush with some Dr. Martin dyes for the colour.