Archive for March, 2012

March 31, 2012 0

Zooey D.

By in digital, pencil, women

Trying to draw portraits. I’m cozy in pencil (not so cozy drawing likenesses!). I wonder if it’s bastardization to try and colour a drawing this way, but I’m also practicing my digital chops. Not the prettiest image, technically, but it’s part of my artistic self-education, so I’m putting it up here. I wanted to draw […]

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March 29, 2012 0

Sherwin Tjia Cat

By in cats, ruttan's place

As the artist promised, Sherwin Tjia has sent me this sketch of a cat. The postman folded it, of course, but I am flattening it out.

March 29, 2012 0

Hey Look, It’s Me!

By in digital, ruttan's place, sketches

I wasn’t liking how in the other paintings the hair seemed to have little to do with the rest of the face, so here’s a try in the direction of dealing with that. One also has to pay attention to colours. I like the impressionistic thing, and the brush marks. Those are made with very […]

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March 28, 2012 0

An Improbable Prehistoric Scene

By in digital, dinosaurs, paintings, women

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March 28, 2012 0

Still Amblin’ Down the Digital Path….

By in digital, paintings, women

I think these are looking better. (and now I’ve updated it to balance the colours a little, according to some things I’ve learned. There are so many tools with Photoshop. Interesting but complex.)

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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March 26, 2012 0

Car, Car C-A-R

By in digital, paintings

Something I used to chant as a little one, for whatever reason. Painted this to go into the background of another picture, but spent so much time on it (learned a lot, however), that I decided to clip it out and blow it up. I seem to be having better luck with inorganic objects than […]

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March 23, 2012 0

Paper or Pixels?

By in digital, men, paintings, watercolour, women

One thing my recent adventures in digital painting have done, they’ve made my painting in watercolour seem absolutely easy and refreshing by comparision. Still it’s a great challenge, and I’ve learned plenty in the last little while. As I relax and practice, things will get easier, and the people more natural. I’m not a quick […]

March 14, 2012 0

Sketch Blogging Again

By in digital, paintings, pen and ink

Things I’ve doing, and neglecting to put up. Pen and ink while watching a biography of the late Jean Giraud (Moebius). (Now taken down, sorry!) Admire his work greatly, but the whole “genius” tone of the doc was hard to deal with. Still, these people are giants in their field, and it’s not as easy […]

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March 9, 2012 0

It’s Mr. Boggedy!

By in cats, pen and ink, sketches

He had a pill today, and so hated me fiercely for about 5 minutes. But soon was back to his old gentle self. It was sunny, so we even sat out on the balcony today. Thank goodness for spring.

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March 8, 2012 0


By in digital, men, paintings

More digital fun. Yay!

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March 8, 2012 0

Digital Watercolour

By in digital, paintings, watercolour

Blotchy, I know, but I’m happy because it’s a sort of successful digital watercolour. Zoe Piel explains the method, and the dozens of switches and settings you have to control. I’m not so good at that, having merely a 20th-century mind. But I managed to upgrade my “Creative Suite” and am learning all the new […]

March 5, 2012 0

Cat All Alone

By in cats, Nora the cat, paintings

I’ve got a new, slightly intimidating photoshop. Took a while to paint this, and it’s not exactly according to the tutorials I was watching, but interesting enough. For more Nora the cat, go here.

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March 2, 2012 0

Depressing Comics

By in sketches

I was going through old stuff yesterday, looking for something I didn’t find (thought it was in the paper files, but I think rather it’s on the computer). Still, it helps to get to know your files. I still have trouble finding things I’m working on when it goes inside a drawer. Perhaps my drawers […]

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