February 16, 2018 0

Wonders of Technology

By in Blender 3D, heads

Spent most of the day building this elaborate portrait head in Blender 3D. You know, people are the hardest things to do in 3D. But I didn’t have time to paint him, so I made him into a Roman Bust. Then I put that silly hat on him.

I’m very happy, because this sort of technology amazed me when I watched documentaries about Pixar and the Siggraph computer graphics conferences. Now I can mess with it myself, on my crummy ten year-old laptop.

February 16, 2018 0

Colourful Background People

By in digital, heads, sketches

I’ve always liked the “cloud brush” in Photoshop. Again, I feel the purely digital people are getting better with practice.

I can also scan in some pencil drawings from the book, and colour those, as well!

February 14, 2018 0

Happy Valentine’s Day

By in Blender 3D, color

This is a strange thing with hearts in it, that I made in 3D. So there you go!

February 2, 2018 0

Tom Swift

By in Blender 3D, digital

I did this for a Facebook “challenge,” meaning there was a call for illustrations on the subject of “Tom Swift and his [adjective] [adjective] [noun].

I used it as a chance to practice my 3D spaceships and various digital chops. I could rant a little about the non-user friendliness of the program Blender, but I’m not going to at this moment, early in the morning.

January 30, 2018 0

Digital Character

By in digital, heads, paintings, Portraits, sketches

January 26, 2018 0

Short Pencil

By in Art Criticism, color, Gouache, ruttan's place, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

I don’t actually prefer a short pencil, I just get a little hysterical when the lead breaks off inside the pencil when I’m trying to sharpen it. I hate that.

January 24, 2018 0

Monochrome Gouache People

By in black and white, Gouache, paintings

January 19, 2018 1

Bronze Age Hoard

By in Blender 3D, digital

It’s either that, or a child’s playset.

At any rate, I’m childishly thrilled that I can create realistic-looking objects out of my head using the Blender 3D software. The carpet was kind of an accident. #b3d

January 17, 2018 0

Comics People

By in black and white, heads, men, pencil, Portraits

Drawing some guy faces.

January 16, 2018 0

Housing Clinic

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, montreal, pen and ink, sketches

Sketches taken during a visit to Arnold Bennett’s housing clinic in Montreal. He does good work with people who have apartment problems.

January 14, 2018 0

Tabby Cat

By in cats, digital, Jack's House of Cats, paintings, sketches

Digital kitty drawing, drawn on the tiny computer, which hasn’t got a great display.

January 12, 2018 0

Morning Faces, and off to the Races!

By in brush pen, heads, pencil, Portraits

Eleanor Wachtel and Princess Di. What the hey! I don’t know who the guys are.

January 10, 2018 0

Childhood Friends and a Cryptic Motto

By in color, digital, heads, Portraits, sketches

January 3, 2018 0

Magical Neon

By in ballpoint pen, color, pen and ink, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

This is a page I drew this summer with the help of magical neon gel pens I collected at the depanneur over the weeks, at a dollar a pop.

I still haven’t figured out how to incorporate them into serious drawings (if that’s what I do), or know if they are archival quality.