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I’ve Got The Itch Again

I’ve been very busy this past week.  A friend of mind Brad (no relation), twists my arm every once in a while to get involved in shows or contests…  nine times out of ten I bail.  This time I thought it could be an opportunity to see what I could do with my sketches I’ve been making of cartoon characters.  I approached it much like I was doing back in 2006 with my Music Royalty series.

Charlie Brown, Milhouse & SpongeBob SquarePants

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I started on some Masters of the Universe sketches: Man at Arms

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& Sorceress

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I also got going on roughing out the fox for my forest painting.

LEITCH_focDetailI also learned gesso doesn’t last 10 years.  Mine was rock hard, I guess I need to use it more often;)

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Cleaning Up

I realized I didn’t share my last sketches of 2014:

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Harvey Dent aka Two Face

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Beaster

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The main Characters of Regular Show – Pops, Rigby, Mordecai, High Five Ghost, Muscle Man, Benson, and Skips

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Last week I finally cleaned up my sidebar and background.  My sidebar was taking up too much vertical space, and it was missing a link to my commercial portfolio.  Even though I will miss my Leitch Selected Portfolio image I’m very happy with the new buttons. I shrank my gravatar and moved my info up beside it, as well as shrank my links to my other pages and added a title.  All of this allowed me to add a widget that pulls data to show my most popular posts.

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That’s it for now, Later.

 


Back to Watercolour

Time flies when you’re having fun.  Another week of sketches completed.  This past week I did Charlie Brown, LSP, Porky Pig, Betty Rubble, and Mordecai.

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I also painted a watercolour painting for Wildly Fit, a healthy living company based out of Toronto.  It was inspired by my last post “Time for change”. Over the course of the next little while I’ll make a few of these, all with positive messages for their social media channels, and it might build into a larger project.

leitch_timeForChangeThat’s it for now…Th-Th-Th-Th-Th-That’s all, folks!

 


Up To Date

When I pulished my last post I realized I had not shared a sketch I had done after the pigeons but before the freelancing gig.

It’s Rick and Morty

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I’ve been hooked on this show from the get go.  It’s created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland and it is funny.  It’s adult humour with the two main characters inspired by Back to the Future‘s Emmett Brown and Marty McFly.

My first sketch back last week I did Captain Caveman.

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And in honour of Canada’s birthday I did the The Log Driver’s Waltz.

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I’m starting to gain momentum so hopefully I can share as I go.

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Jeff The Chef

I ran out of time last week to put up a post, so I have a pile of sketches for this post.  I tried some old characters as usual, but I also tried some current stuff.

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It always means a lot when my friends and family dig what I’m doing, but it can also be awesome to have a complete stranger like what you up to. Someone on Instagram named “Jeffthechef” left the sweetest message yesterday.

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Thanks Jeff #inspiredtokeepsketching


Dog Week

Another week of sketching…

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now Stimpy has a Ren,

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and Garfield has an Odie (who looks like he’s been sniffing glue).

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I’ve gone and scanned each one in now, so if I ever make a print run or a poster, or even decide to photoshop the groups of characters together I can.  This week I’m back to random characters…Mickey Mouse and Astro Boy so far…will share next week.

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Cat Week

So as I said last week I had to shoot a wedding over the weekend.  It was mad hectic for me.  The wedding was great, the couple getting married was great (family wedding) ….no complaints what so ever.  It was the stress of making sure I got decent shots.  Turned out, I got some really great pics.  For the next couple weeks I’ll be spending my time sorting through them all, so cutting my stencil will stay on the back burner. Once the couple sees them maybe I’ll share them here too.

Last week was cat week with my sketches

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This week I’ve been doing dogs – snoopy, underdog, maybe an odie, and I think I’m going to ditch the themes after that and go back to a bunch of randoms again.


Cleaning My Hard Drive

So my stencil cutting has ended for now.  Just not enough hours in the day.  I have wedding to shoot this weekend, so I’ve been prepping for that.  Having to focus on my photography, allowed me to finally export a lot of my pics to an external drive to clear some much needed space (100+ Gigs worth).  Then I finally imported a pile of pics I had taken in late December to the present.

 

Here’s one of them from the Toronto ice storm …click on it and it will jump you to my flickr page.

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I’ve got more to post on my flickr once I have the time to go through them all.

 

Still keeping up with the daily sketches, here are last week’s:

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This week I went with a cat theme, I’ll share next post.  After that I have a Snoopy sketched so maybe I’ll do a dog week.

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Progress Update

Here’s how far I am now on my stencil.

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I didn’t have too much time to spend on it this past week, so I didn’t get as far as I wanted to be right now.  It’s nice being at this end of the stencil because the larger the sections I have to cut out, the less time it takes me to cut a larger space.  I’ve been watching quite a few art documentaries while I cut, so I might add a list to this blog next update.  I’ve also been doing some super quick sketches of characters I dug when I was growing up.  This is new territory for me.  I drew fan art when I was a kid, but the older I got the more I got involved in design and just working on my own ideas.

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They’re super rough but if you like, follow me on my instagram and I’ll add more as I go… they’re maybe not as you remeber them, but it’s my instagram so I can do what I want.

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