Thursday, August 30, 2012

Time Travel!

A recent illustration I drew for Torchbearer magazine, on the subject of quantum physics, time travel and viewing the past.  I was grateful that they gave me the latitude to do a "pulp sci-fi" take on it.

This one was painted in goauche and ink, with some colour tweaking in photoshop.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fan Expo!

It's that time of year again, and I'll be at Fan Expo here in Toronto, selling prints and chatting with comic fans.  So, to get in the spirit of comic-con, here's a few recent super-hero (and super-villain) sketches.

The Superman and Batman sketches were drawn in ink and gouache, while the Joker one was coloured with dyes.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes: Exhibition @ 129 Ossington

During September, Gallery @ 129 Ossington will be hosting an exhibition of original paintings from my recent book, Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes.   The show will feature approximately 30 paintings from the book, ranging from small ink sketches to large paintings in gouache.  There'll be an opening reception on September 6th, so please drop for drinks by if you're in Toronto that day!

Michael Cho
Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes
Showing: September 5-29, 2012
Reception: Thursday, September 6th, 7-10pm
Gallery Hours: Wed- Sat 12- 6pm or by appointment

Please contact Gallery @ 129 Ossington for more information or if you want to inquire about artwork sales.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Sketchbook Ronnie James Dio

Another straight-up b&w drawing on cheap paper...this time of Ronnie James Dio, whom I always considered a frontrunner for the Ugliest Man in Rock and Roll Award.  As a teen, I knew metal heads and I knew dungeons and dragons nerds...and both of them made peace over Dio, the hobbit wizard of metal.

I have no one to thank for suggesting this one, I just always knew I'd draw a picture of Dio one day.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Sketchbook Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Another ink sketch on the same bad rag paper as the previous post.  I'm enjoying drawing in pure b&w lately -- I haven't done much of that in the last few years.  

I have my buddy Alex to thank for suggesting the subject of this one.  

Monday, August 06, 2012

Sketchbook Son House

Another sketchbook portrait, this one of blues legend Son House.  Drawn in ink on paper.  

After years of always trying to draw on the right paper for the job, I'm actually more interested now in what drawing on the wrong paper looks like.  So this was drawn on a pad of paper I bought at the dollar store.  It's really high in rag content, so it gives a nice texture to drybrush.