November 25, 2015 0

“Traditional” Media

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, color, heads, paintings, Portraits, sketches, watercolor, watercolour, women


I’ve been so deep into digital, that I began to wonder whether I could still do useful things with paper.

Below is a drawing a made during a phone coversation (they’re often long, at least with my friend). Black ballpoint pen in my sketchbook. Above is a made-up woman painted on a sample of my Mom’s old watercolour paper. It’s nice, but surprisingly thin. Still, I’m back into stretching things.

Trying to accomplish a lot of “real” paintings for Christmas.


November 16, 2015 0

People and Backgrounds

By in color, digital, men, paintings


I’m pretty thrilled over the control I have of the stylus. Working on backgrounds and lighting now, as well as the people.


November 6, 2015 0

Further Digital People

By in color, digital, sketches

Digital is like pen and ink, in that it’s hard to know when to let go of something. There’s always one other little improvement to make.


Happily, I seem to have tamed my stylus, which was giving me all sorts of headaches, like a pencil nib that keeps breaking off, or a pen that blobs, only here the system costs hundreds of dollars.


Still not really “there” yet, and I’m deleting my earlier experiments. But I enjoy the new medium, when it responds, and I can figure out the infinite complexities of layers, masks, brushes, and all these other peculiarities.


November 4, 2015 0

Island Woman

By in color, digital, pencil


November 3, 2015 0

Bad Cattery

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, cats, color, Gouache, sketches, watercolor, watercolour





November 2, 2015 0

Jennifer and Anne

By in sketches


Blogging a lot today. (drawing a lot, too!). These are from one of those free magazines I always pick up when going to the movies.

November 2, 2015 0


By in black and white, digital, sketches


One of the members of Run DMC. Didn’t want to draw the one with glasses, because, glasses.

November 2, 2015 0

Morning Git

By in color, digital, pencil, sketches


This kid is annoying me, because he’s on an ad on the iPad I can’t turn off.

November 1, 2015 0

I Adore Your Cat

By in ballpoint pen, color, digital, sketches, watercolor


October 29, 2015 0

Mumble… Million Years B.C.

By in color, digital, dinosaurs


A perfectly scientifically accurate portrayal of a prehistoric scene. I liked those movies.

October 29, 2015 0

Jesse B.

By in color, digital, Portraits


Feeling a little daring here, but this is a digital portrait of my comics pal Jesse Bochner, at one of my favourite hangouts, Monastiraki on Saint Laurence Blvd. in Mile End, Montreal.

October 23, 2015 0


By in ballpoint pen, black and white, color, Coloured Pencils, men, pen and ink, sketches, watercolour, women

Some new sketches. I’m always drawing, but not been putting everything up, even though I used to do that.




October 22, 2015 0

Phone Doodle

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, sketches


Drawn while talking on the phone. I can do this because another part of the brain is being used. If I were reading or writing something, I totally wouldn’t be able to hear the conversation. But drawing, that’s different.

October 21, 2015 0

Digital Portrait

By in color, digital, heads, men


Feeling much more confident about my digital painting skills. As always, this is an ongoing journey. Not perfect. Below is the reference photo. I actually feel happier just making things up, but the snap does give you a better idea of the colours.

I’m not really a fan of the “super-realistic” look. Would rather have something looser. Still, the above thing was done with basically two brushes, which has made things simpler for me.

The snap was taken at the Montreal Comic Book convention, and I’m afraid I didn’t note down the name of the person (usually pretty good at that.) Anyways, I’ll do a few more.