Monday, January 19, 2009

Toronto Back Alleys Pt. 18


Its been freezing cold here in Toronto, so here's another winter-time alleyway sketch. A nice thing about this one was that it needed no pshop cleanup. Done in gouache and ink.

18 comments:

Ray Frenden said...

I love how solid your work feels.

alan said...

Another beautiful addition to that series

Massacremike said...

Ohhh man, no Phototshop touch ups? You are just bragging now. LOL.

Seriously, your work is incredible. I just discovered your work and I'm head over heels for it. I can't recall how I found your blog, definitely linking via someone else's blog, but I'm a fellow Torontonian and aspiring illustrator so it's a real pleasure to follow your blog and feast my eyes on your incredible work.

All the best to you!

Tom said...

I love this series and this is a particularly nice addition! I hope you'll do an art book someday and include this kind of material. Thanks for sharing!

Raz said...

looks great, solid. Love your urban landscapes

Michael Cho said...

Thanks, everyone. Its always fun to work on these sketches. And @Tom, a book is in the works. These alleyway drawings will all be part of it.

da janx said...

I love this series. Almost enough for two years of calendars. I'm just saying.

Paul Conrad said...

Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Pretty good! Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good...

Larry

mick statham said...

brrr...looks cold.

Michael Cho said...

Thanks, everyone. And yeah, its pretty damn cold here in Toronto lately.

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Excuse me, sir. Can you tell me how you got so damned amazing!?

Mike

Matt Hunter Ross said...

oh my god... this is amazing.

just ran across your blog, and glad I did!

MARgie said...

omg, i'm DYING!

Your art is the best stuff I've seen in awhile! I love it that you're from Toronto because Toronto is so rad.

Michael Cho said...

Thanks, everyone. I appreciate the kind words.

joyce said...

Wow this is fantastic! I hope the prints for this series will be available for purchase? :)

Michael Dooney said...

These back alley scenes are my fave part of your blog. Forgive me if I missed it, but did you ever do a post on how and why you do these? Are you working from photos or sketches?

Joe Bluhm said...

I'm loving this, Michael. Very cool, very simple, very nice.

Hope to see you here in Toronto this weekend!