Archive for the ‘machines’ Category

August 13, 2015 0

Men at Work

By in machines, men, montreal, pen and ink, pencil, ruttan's place, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

One woman, too. They’ve been tearing up the schoolyard across the street from me. I’m being driven a little snakey by the roaring of trucks, the constant beep-beep-beep, and the dust. So, I’m consoling myself by drawing the occasional picture of things. They’ll be here all August, so there is probably more to come.

December 29, 2012 0

Random Painting

By in color, machines, men, paintings, watercolour, women

Looking through a closet, I found a block of watercolour paper with a few sheets on it. Painted this, while watching a documentary on the late Gerry Anderson — whose shows and spaceships were all over my childhood. The paper was very strange and spongey — hard to get detail onto it. Also, one’s paintings, […]

November 3, 2012 0

Little Pictures

By in color, machines, sketches, watercolour, women

I enjoy painting these little pictures. May do some larger ones later, but don’t want to get all that complicated.

May 15, 2012 0

Back of the Book

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, color, machines, pen and ink, pencil, sketches

The coarse cardboard at the back of the sketchbook is nice for drawing with certain types of tools. Here I used colour pencils, and also colour ballpoint pens. Then, a more normal drawing (in execution at least) from the middle of the book, based on one of Big Daddy Roth’s dragster-driving monsters. I used to […]

May 10, 2012 0

Brown Studies

By in ballpoint pen, cats, dinosaurs, machines, men, sketches, women

Bought some fun new pens (called “Pilot FriXion Ball” gel pens, in brown, .5 mm and .7mm respectively, plus a new sketchbook, because those were on sale at the art store). So I decided to sketch with them using brown pencils to embellish, as necessary. “Brown Studies” is not what the name really means, which […]

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March 26, 2012 0

Car, in place, with Guy

By in digital, machines, men, paintings

Reasonably happy with this. I’m getting control of my brushes, and all the little switches. I like the impressionistic roughness, and it didn’t even take me all that long.

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