Archive for April, 2010

April 30, 2010 0

Another day, more sketches. (AKA: What do I title this?)

By in cats, sketches, women

Drawing a lot lately, because I’ve got some illustrating gigs. These don’t exactly address the gigs, but they keep my hand in, and make drawing fun for me. Hence plenty of sketches. And I’ve got to put them up don’t I? Allegra, my late lamented small black cat, in graphic watercolour form. This is about […]

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April 29, 2010 0

Reading Sketches

By in men, sketches, women

I used to go to more literary readings, and at one point had resolved to draw a portrait of every author I had witnessed read. That resolution went by the boards a while ago, but I still draw at readings when the mood takes me. This was from an event called the “Literary Luau” at […]

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April 29, 2010 0

Fairies, Kittens, Gnomes

By in cats, sketches, watercolour, women

Trying to do cute stuff in watercolour, as you can tell.

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April 27, 2010 0

Watercolour Stuff

By in horses, men, watercolour

For some reason I felt it necessary to scan an entire watercolour sketchbook of mine today. It took all day, too. But I’m not putting any of it up, right now. The above is a new painting. I didn’t really finish it, but I seem to like it this way. Maybe later, I’ll add some […]

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April 27, 2010 0

Brand New Book

By in cats, watercolour, women

Bought a nice new sketch book, at l’Oiseau Bleu, one of the few remaining non-chain art stores in Montreal. I’m going to have to draw some of the architecture in the area around there, because there are interesting Beaux arts and Art Deco, even Art Nouveau buildings and details around there. It’s not a rich […]

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April 23, 2010 0

Splashes of Colour

By in cats, dogs, men, sketches, watercolour

People go by, things go by.

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April 22, 2010 4

Burlesque Nights

By in sketches, women

Never thought I’d be writing that as a title. This is 2010, after all, not 1953 in Montreal with Gypsy Rose Lee and Lily Saint Cyr. Anyhow, the Blue Light Burlesque show wants me to do some drawings for them, and invited me to one of their shows tonight. Even though the MC inveighed against […]

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April 18, 2010 0

Add New

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

I’ve been in such a rut lately. Body seems to be failing: odd problems mainly due to stress. Jealous of other, better artists. But drawing these things makes me happy. Guess I’m not going to stop.

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April 17, 2010 0

Nightmare Puppy Dogs

By in dogs, men, watercolour, women

Failed painting. I’m still putting it up here, because it looks vaguely Edvard Munch-like. Reading a how-to-draw book which said that before you draw, you should visualize the head of a cute pet coming through the paper, and draw as if you’re caressing that head. But I just drew the head, added legs and a […]

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April 16, 2010 0

Bombastic Brush and Ink

By in horses, men, sketches, women

These brush drawings feel bombastic to me. A little quieter now that they’re scanned and put up. Still, that big brush line seems to “yell” more than the spidery pen. Harsh contrasts. The page below is from one of those big books, and it’s hard to cover all that area with the brush. Also, my […]

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April 13, 2010 0

Insomniac Doodling

By in horses, sketches, women

I feel asleep earlier in the evening, so didn’t get to sleep when it was time for bed. Sinking in and out, I dreamed in that half awake way that a famous author was staying at my place. Unfortunately I forgot the name of his new book that he told me. Later, I made myself […]

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April 11, 2010 0

Portraits, Imaginary, and Otherwise

By in men, sketches, women

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April 7, 2010 1

Drop Bear

By in sketches

When you least expect it…

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April 5, 2010 0

This Always Happens…

By in cats, dogs, men, montreal, sketches, women

I’ve been in a bit of a mood lately, and not posting much. But still drawing things. Some of which are clever, or all right. I’ve actually got 3 comic strips on the go, which I’d like to finish. Those, of course, are all brilliant. We’ll see. In the meantime, because Easter weekend was warm, […]

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