February 19, 2017
By Jack Ruttan in digital, sketches
Blender is an open-source 3D modelling program which is quite amazing, if intimidating. I’ve been watching Youtube tutorials, and by practicing a lot, am able to model some simple things, which will help with my storyboards and other drawing. It reminds me a little of putting together the model kits I used to build as a kid. But this is virtual, and you make your own parts.
The learning process is still going on. I will put some leaves on the trees, and grass on the floor. This could take years to master, though. It has a lot of potential.
January 28, 2017
By Jack Ruttan in cats, color, Coloured Pencils, pencil, watercolor, watercolour
Not really a Nora cat, but a tuxling.
January 26, 2017
By Jack Ruttan in color, Coloured Pencils, digital, Portraits, sketches, watercolor, watercolour, women
My little notebook computer is great. But it’s a little silly to use, sometimes, as this guy demonstrates. He’s drawn in melty watercolour pencils and (I didn’t realise it at the time), melty black/purple roller pen.
This is a Regency little girl, inspired by Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. Of course, the real little girl would be wearing a shift and a bonnet, but I thought of the nice dress and ribbon and bun. As if she’s dressed for a ball. Digital colours over pencil.
January 22, 2017
By Jack Ruttan in Nora the cat, sketches, watercolor, watercolour
A birthday card for a friend, with some cats painted on it in watercolours. I don’t think I’ve posted this yet.
January 17, 2017
By Jack Ruttan in digital, self-promotion, sketches, storyboards
Finally able to unveil them. I’m completely thrilled.
Please check out some of the concept drawings I made for the TV show RANK THE PRANK, now playing on the BBC, BBC Canada, and Nickelodeon.
January 16, 2017
By Jack Ruttan in ballpoint pen
Some doodles done at my friend’s place, with her blue roller pen. Horsies! Kitties! A dude!
December 8, 2016
By Jack Ruttan in ruttan's place, sketches
You never know what you’re going to find if you go out your front door. Just outside was an Amazon package.
I checked the address to make sure it had been delivered to the right place. It had. It’s the day before my birthday. What the heck was this?
Opening it up revealed a lot of those pillowy packing things, but I’m still not sure what’s inside.
OMG, it’s a pad of sexy high-class drawing paper!
Mr. Boggedy has to check the box, for security and cat reasons.
It took me a long time to get the plastic bag off.
Turned out it was a birthday thing from my old pal, Todd Kealey, in Ottawa! Wow. Thanks Todd!
December 8, 2016
By Jack Ruttan in black and white, color, heads, paintings, Portraits, sketches, watercolor, watercolour, women
Posting various sketches I’ve been doing. Mainly to do with the new “Star Wars” movie, which I finally saw, and “Emma” by Jane Austen.
Star Wars had some pleasant new characters, but it was basically a rehash of the same old plot. I mean where did they find the time and materials to build a totally new planet-sized space station between this and the last movie? In Montreal, it takes years just to repair a road.
I should be watercolouring more, since this is the season when people buy things, and I need the money, but have found it very tough to get inspired. Doing these things with the watercolour pencils is helping me get inspired. Plus, this woman’s voice in her youtube tutorials is very soothing.
December 8, 2016
By Jack Ruttan in cats, Jack's House of Cats, ruttan's place
I fancy that Mister Boggedy looks sad on the heater alone, since his sister passed away. He’s not on great terms with Nora the little black and white cat, but both of them seem to treat me as a large, incredibly ugly and inept mother cat.