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July 5, 2017 0

150 Words or Less

By in ruttan's place, writing

For the Canada sesquicentennial celebration, the Atwater Library here in Montreal sponsored a contest where people could write in little stories or memories in about 150 words. I entered three. Didn’t win anything (my pal Joanne Carnegie got a nifty framed certificate as a runner-up), but I enjoyed the challenge of trying to write to […]

June 26, 2017 1

Painted Squares

By in color, paintings, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

Taped off a few big rectangles in the sketch book, and painted them with watercolours. Will try to vary the palettes a little more next time.

June 21, 2017 1

Mr. Boggedy

By in black and white, cats, pencil
June 18, 2017 1

Quick Cyclops

By in color, digital

Darn. So much more to share. I used to post everything I drew/created! Oh well, here’s this guy.

May 11, 2017 0

3D Tabby

By in Blender 3D, cats

3D tabbers and mouse. I have to work on whiskers, I’m afraid, Next comes hair, which will be spooky. This is the rug I have in my hallway.

May 2, 2017 0

Page of Draw-rings

By in color, Coloured Pencils, pencil, sketches

I used to post here once a day. Now I’m guilty of drawing many drawings, even ones I think of as good ones, and not putting them up. Forgive me!

April 26, 2017 0

Headstone

By in Blender 3D

Apologies to good cats everywhere. I was mainly trying to get the desert floor to look right, with the help of something called a “bump map.”

April 24, 2017 0

3D Space Rendezvous

By in Blender 3D

I’ve learned a bit about “UV unwrapping,” which is the art of making shapes one can decorate with graphics, and “paste” around your 3D model. Next today is to learn about “bump mapping,” which will let me put space-shippy details on the models. Maybe also “particle fields,” which will let me create stars, perhaps a […]

April 22, 2017 0

Cat Drawings

By in cats, Coloured Pencils, pencil, sketches

Coloured pencil.

April 20, 2017 0

Star Wars-ian Portraits

By in black and white, Gouache, heads, pen and ink, pencil, Portraits, sketches, women

Of characters whose names all begin with “L,” apparently.

April 17, 2017 0

Colour Schemes

By in color, digital, sketches

This morning I doodled four very tiny (one by two inch) rectangles on my computer, just trying different colours, and seeing how they go together. One nice thing about the computer is that it has an infinite colour palette. I’m going to try this again, looking at some interesting old paintings in books, or on […]

April 8, 2017 0

Black Watercolour Pencils

By in black and white, Coloured Pencils, sketches, women

Seems like a lot of variety in “black” in coloured pencils. The face on the left was drawn with an “Ivory Black,” which is quite different from the black of another, cheaper brand. I’m quite miffed, though, that the more expensive pencil just split in half while I was sharpening it. Maybe some crazy glue […]

April 7, 2017 0

Sketchbooky Page

By in Coloured Pencils, pencil, sketches

Page from my sketchbook. Watercolour pencils, drawn at my friend’s place.

April 6, 2017 0

Random 3D Stuff

By in Blender 3D, digital

Some silliness I made in Blender. Still a long ways to go with this program, but I’m pleased with what I can do so far. Think I’ll put in a chair next, or a spoon to stir the coffee with. The trumpet is there because I took a tutorial on how to make a trumpet. […]