October 19, 2016 0

Remember the Days In the Old Schoolyard

By in color, montreal, paintings, ruttan's place, sketches, watercolor, watercolour


Kids in the schoolyard facing my balcony are playing in the leaves. I couldn’t resist sketching them. They move too fast, so this is mainly imagination, but I hope I’ve captured a hint of the colours and fun.

October 14, 2016 0

Spaceships for Beginners

By in digital, paintings


I painted some spaceships today, according to this guy’s instructions. May not do it again this way, but I learned a few things.

October 10, 2016 0

Various Cats

By in cats, color, Coloured Pencils, pencil, sketches


Various cats, drawn at my friends’ place.

October 6, 2016 0


By in color, digital


She on the other hand, is wholly digital. Next time, maybe: scenery!

October 6, 2016 0

Grumpy Writer

By in digital, men, pencil, Portraits, sketches


And a lazy digital treatment. I’m learning more tricks, but am finding I get my best results when starting with a pencil drawing and scanning it in. I can draw with the stylus, but it takes a lot more time. The thing really doesn’t like obeying what your hand wants it to do. Maybe if I’d been born into a world of drawing on computers, instead of pencils and paper….

October 4, 2016 0

Traitorous Dan

By in digital, sketches


September 26, 2016 0

In the sketchbook.

By in black and white, color, paintings, pencil, sketches, watercolor, watercolour, women


My sketchbook is a bit like my written journal. I sit down with it, with no idea of what I’m about to write (or draw). Kind of therapy, I suppose, or like practicing scales if you were playing the piano.

The bottom corner is a gentleman I saw walking by on the street. Above was inspired by the sad story of Annie Pootoogook, an Inuk artist who died last week.

September 11, 2016 0

Pissed-off Pony

By in color, digital, horses, paintings, sketches


September 9, 2016 0

Digital Watercolour

By in color, digital, sketches, watercolor, watercolour


This is me, trying out Kyle Webster’s digital watercolour brushes.

September 8, 2016 0

Space Flyer

By in color, digital, sketches, women


Since the drawings I did for “Rank the Prank” are part of the broadcast, and give away surprises in the show, I’m beavering away at creating similar things which show off how I’ve advanced with the digital painting thing.

This is always hard because I’m never certain about my work. Also, it’s been a bit of a challenge getting back into this, because digital is such a welter of choices. The best thing is to scale back to a couple of tools and techniques that have worked before, and practice those to get them better.

August 15, 2016 0

Off-Model George Jetson

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, sketches


Bernie Mireault and his Jetsonian efforts inspired me to make a doodle of George Jetson, unencumbered by reference to the real thing.

August 15, 2016 0

Dig Pigs

By in ballpoint pen, comics, montreal, watercolor, watercolour


This morning I was annoyed at all the construction noise outside, so drawing this felt like a good way to get rid of my frustrations.

The title “Dig Pigs” is from graffiti I saw on one of this city’s ubiquitous “ROAD CLOSED” signs. It made me laugh.

August 10, 2016 0

Colour Pictures

By in color, montreal, paintings, sketches, watercolor, watercolour


August 4, 2016 0


By in ballpoint pen, black and white, brush pen, heads, pen and ink, sketches


Some strange types, on a loose sheet of typing paper. Do they even call it “typing paper,” now? Copy paper, I guess. I still like drawing on it with pens.