Archive for June, 2016

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 28, 2016 0

Blackwing-ing It.

By in black and white, pencil, sketches

My friend bought a box of the famous Blackwing Pencils (read about them at this link.) They were deluxe pencils made for animators and artists in the 20th century, and the company went out of business. Now they’re being made again, for the same market that buys Moleskine Notebooks and other pricey stationery items. I […]

June 28, 2016 0

Neil Smith Doodle

By in black and white, brush pen, heads, men, sketches

For someone who draws as many faces as I do, I find it hard to hit a likeness. But I’m happy with this little face of author Neil Smith I doodled in the margin of the Esplanade Editions book catalog. That glossy paper is very comfortable to draw on with the pentel brush pen. Hope […]

June 25, 2016 0


By in color, paintings, sketches, watercolor

Squirrel in my friend’s tree.

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 19, 2016 0


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

This is a little sketch I drew for my friend, on a scrap of scratch paper. She thought I was trying to spell the word “FOOT” with the background handrails, and the bike wheels. But this is just a coincidence.

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 […]

June 15, 2016 0

Tiny Pict-chas

By in ballpoint pen, cats, color, dogs, heads, paintings, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

More from the sketchbook. “Tiny pict-chas,” as my sis used to refer to them, when she wanted to get my goat. I enjoy the line made when the black roller pen gets wet, and mixes a little with the colour.

June 9, 2016 0

Auntie Griselda and Friends

By in heads, Portraits, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

Another sketchbook page. That’s my Auntie Griselda in the upper left-hand corner. The rest of the people mainly come from magazines, such as “Exclaim,” and those glossy promotional ones you can pick up in cinemas. I should colour all the drawings, but I guess I’m lazy.

June 1, 2016 0

Comic 2 — Sounds of Summer

By in color, comics, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

This one took considerably longer than the first one. Then again, I did actually write something, plus there are backgrounds and more figures. Inspired by all the construction noise around here every summer. There will probably be more on this theme.

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