Archive for the ‘women’ Category

September 26, 2016 0

In the sketchbook.

By in black and white, color, paintings, pencil, sketches, watercolor, watercolour, women

My sketchbook is a bit like my written journal. I sit down with it, with no idea of what I’m about to write (or draw). Kind of therapy, I suppose, or like practicing scales if you were playing the piano. The bottom corner is a gentleman I saw walking by on the street. Above was […]

September 8, 2016 0

Space Flyer

By in color, digital, sketches, women

Since the drawings I did for “Rank the Prank” are part of the broadcast, and give away surprises in the show, I’m beavering away at creating similar things which show off how I’ve advanced with the digital painting thing. This is always hard because I’m never certain about my work. Also, it’s been a bit […]

June 28, 2016 0

Mrs. Birtwhistle & Mr. Boggedy

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

Bonus blackwinging. Mrs. Birtwhistle and Mr. Boggedy.

June 22, 2016 0

Digital Dalliance

By in color, digital, heads, women

I hope I’m not wasting my time trying to paint digitally. My line, which I think looks nice enough in watercolour or little pen and ink drawings, to me doesn’t look so appealing in digital. Still, this post gives me hope. It’s from a “famous” digital artist, discussing how her drawing has improved over the […]

June 17, 2016 0

Various Sketchbook Pages

By in color, heads, horses, men, pencil, sketches, watercolor, watercolour, women

Various items from the sketchbook. I’m trying to work out of my comfort zone. The last two are more like what I usually enjoy doing. I love horses. Worked at a horse farm for one summer. Trying here for more “frosty colours, rather than the warm tones I often use. I’ve got better ideas about […]

November 25, 2015 0

“Traditional” Media

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, color, heads, paintings, Portraits, sketches, watercolor, watercolour, women

I’ve been so deep into digital, that I began to wonder whether I could still do useful things with paper. Below is a drawing a made during a phone coversation (they’re often long, at least with my friend). Black ballpoint pen in my sketchbook. Above is a made-up woman painted on a sample of my […]

October 23, 2015 0

Sketches

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, color, Coloured Pencils, men, pen and ink, sketches, watercolour, women

Some new sketches. I’m always drawing, but not been putting everything up, even though I used to do that.

September 29, 2015 0

Digital Dallying.

By in color, digital, women

I’m reasonably pleased with how digital painting is progressing. Takes a different skill set to work with the stylus, and the program. Colour’s never been my strong suit, but I’ve learned things in watercolour to make images bright and interesting, and am learning the same thing here, I hope. All the tutorials on Deviantart.com and […]

August 28, 2015 0

Léon and Emma

By in color, heads, paintings, sketches, watercolor, watercolour, women

This is Léon and Emma from MADAME BOVARY. Plus, a lot of attempts at watercolour “colour wheels,” and a Big Suit man.

June 15, 2015 0

Peggy and Stan

By in heads, sketches, watercolor, watercolour, women

Did a picture of Stan, who is Peggy’s hairy friend on the “Mad Men” TV show, when I realised I had space on the paper, and should probably do Peggy too. She was much harder to draw, and I spent most of the morning on that. Oh well. I like this paper.

May 9, 2015 0

It’s Mr. Boggedy!

By in cats, paintings, sketches, watercolor, watercolour, women

And a bonus cyclist!

May 1, 2015 0

Morning Faces, and More

By in cats, color, Nora the cat, sketches, watercolour, women

Sometimes I don’t trust the scanner to catch all the little subtleties in light watercolour tones. The colours on the palette look like little abstract comic panels.

December 2, 2014 0

Faces from Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue and elsewhere

By in brush pen, heads, paintings, sketches, watercolor, watercolour, women

Did these over the summer, but somehow forgot to put them up. They are mainly from Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, when I was sitting in the open air market doing portraits. They’re brush pen and watercolours, mostly.

September 8, 2014 0

Still Scrawling

By in color, Coloured Pencils, horses, sketches, watercolor, watercolour, women

I still draw a lot in my little books, but I haven’t been updating the blog every day like I used to. Maybe I’m just getting soft in my old age, or more choosy of what I put up. Here, I’m not being choosy, but this is a little of what I’ve been doing as […]