Archive for the ‘sketches’ Category

August 1, 2017 0

By in black and white, color, heads, horses, men, pen and ink, pencil, Portraits, sketches, watercolor, watercolour, women

This is sort of a test, in that I’m trying to post something via photos I took with the iPad. Sadly, there are a few things I haven’t figured out, but this is good enough for the time being.

July 30, 2017 0

Mount Royal Sketches

By in color, montreal, paintings, parks, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

Yesterday, I went to a friend’s place just over Mount Royal, Not far from the Côte-des-Neiges Cemetery gates. And it was such a nice day I sketched this elaborate monument just inside the gates. Got to the other side of the “mountain.” That’s the part I call the “front” because it faces what used to […]

July 29, 2017 0

Morning Squirrel

By in ballpoint pen, color, paintings, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

Angry chitterer.

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.

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 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.

March 19, 2017 1

Eden Robinson

By in black and white, pencil, Portraits, sketches, women

Pencil drawing from a photo in the Globe and Mail, done at a friend’s place.

March 8, 2017 0

Pen & Ink

By in black and white, pen and ink, sketches, women

I got out my old Hunt #102 dip pen and drew a lot of little lines on this lady. Should have used a reference (she’s kind of scary). But at least I can cross-hatch!

March 2, 2017 0

Pencil Portraits

By in heads, pencil, Portraits, sketches

I’m actually not fond of drawing from photos, because to me it feels too limiting. However, it’s a good way to improve the practice, and see some new aspects of anatomy, rather than simply drawing things which have worked for me before. Here, I’ve been looking at heads as shapes in space, made up of […]

February 25, 2017 1

Mr. Birtwhistle

By in cats, Coloured Pencils, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

An imaginary watercolour pencil cat.