More from the sketchbook. “Tiny pict-chas,” as my sis used to refer to them, when she wanted to get my goat. I enjoy the line made when the black roller pen gets wet, and mixes a little with the colour.
Archive for the ‘dogs’ Category
From my second-floor deck. Also, the nearby dog run.
I’m not fond of the new way Flickr has of embedding one’s graphics. I just want you to be able to see the one image, not scroll along to a lot of others. Generally, I’ve been embedding them into the website, which is probably a better solution, but I worry about all those graphics piling […]
George Stubbs is one of my favourite painters. Not just because of his horses and dogs, (though those are great, too), but his wonderful, very sober, 18th-century people.
Feels so relaxing painting in watercolours after all this digital staring into the screen thing. I also enjoy painting animals and backgrounds, not to mention plants. So maybe that means some real painting at last. It’s hard to find time for that, though. This sketching I do is mainly therapeutic. Beats punching a wall and […]
I’m getting back into the thing of posting what I drew lately, as long as it’s not too dreadful. It’s been hard for me lately, because I’ve been trying new things, and am not totally comfortable with them. Or even convinced that I should be trying them and not doing things more useful. But life […]
That’s about the size of it. This one is cheaper, and fits not too badly into the scanner. I’ve been away drawing things, so I thought I may as well put up everything I’ve been doing until now in one blow. These were drawn with a pilot frixion gel pen, which has the virtue of […]
In the brush drawing, I’m imagining Wonder Woman’s frumpier, older cousin. I always think that these glamourous types have relatives who are less impressive, and jealous of them. This is Cyrano de Bergerac. In one of his works, he built himself a pair of wings, and flew to the moon. Gotta love that Cyrano! Then, […]
Recently painted a lot of dudes, or guys, or what have you. Faces seem to work better if I leave more white in them, but as usual, it’s all experimentation. The more I work on things, the better stuff gets. But if I go away from it, I seem to lose the touch, and have […]