Sunday, November 09, 2008

Toronto Back Alleys pt. 16


Another night time sketch of an back alley in my neighbourhood.  I'm still experimenting, but getting a bit closer to the look I'm aiming for.  Like the last one, this was also done small, in ink and thinned-out gouache.

11 comments:

Ras Yeti said...

These are great!

Oliver said...

Hey. I really like the new work.

Is this by some chance east of Shaw St, north of Yarmouth Rd ?

H.R. Kim said...

oh~
u have various styles~

Michael Cho said...

ras: thanks, buddy. Hope you're keeping well.

Oliver: Thanks, Olver. Hmmm...I can't remember where this one is from, actually. Though, I doubt it was north of bloor. Most of these alleys are between queen and bloor street. It might have been near Shaw street though.

H.R. Kim: hey Karen! Nice to hear from you. I hope you're doing well. By the way, why does your profile say you're in East Timor?? Did you move there??

Jason Chalker said...

Wow Mike, these are really cool!

Michael Cho said...

Thanks, Jason. Hope things are going well with your art projects too.

Luc said...

You need to come to Vancouver to see some of our creepy back alleys.

Roberto Zaghi said...

It's a superb work you're doing with these sketches!

shane oakley said...

great mood and atmosphere, you thinking of doing a comic strip in this style?

Michael Cho said...

Thanks, Luc & Roberto.

Shane: thanks - I doubt I'll draw any comics in this 'style'. These sketches are just me trying to be naturalistic, and the painted approach just takes too long to do in comics. But you never know -- if it fits the subject matter, why not?

Chris Wahl said...

This is so atmospheric! Brilliant!!