Posts Tagged ‘sketches’

May 10, 2012 0

Brown Studies

By in ballpoint pen, cats, dinosaurs, machines, men, sketches, women

Bought some fun new pens (called “Pilot FriXion Ball” gel pens, in brown, .5 mm and .7mm respectively, plus a new sketchbook, because those were on sale at the art store). So I decided to sketch with them using brown pencils to embellish, as necessary. “Brown Studies” is not what the name really means, which […]

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May 8, 2012 0

Maurice Sendak

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

Here’s my impression of the late Maurice Sendak, from a documentary I’m watching about him on youtube at the moment. UPDATE: Link is down, too bad. Here’re some salient things from it, on another blog: [link].

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May 4, 2012 0

Sketch-pourri

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

Darn. That implies “rotten” in French. I was trying to evoke “pot-pourri” as in variety, a kind of goulash of drawings. Anyhow, above is a haughty dame perfectly dressed in a retro outfit. I was happy to see her the other day. The view from the balcony is getting interesting again. Well, not today, because […]

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April 25, 2012 0

Small Cat and Food Dish

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

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April 20, 2012 0

Street Painting, Sketches, Portraits

By in black and white, color, digital, dinosaurs, men, pen and ink, sketches, watercolour, women

A little of everything here. A watercolour painting up above. Coloured pic of Jean Paul Belmondo from the movie Stavisky below. Sketches, one perhaps not so wisely coloured. I’m interested in what dinosaurs looked like, because I have the lumbering old-style beasts still stuck in my head. This Tyrannosaurus has a few feathers, which surprises […]

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April 4, 2012 0

Cat Drawings

By in black and white, cats, color, pen and ink, pencil, sketches

I’m afraid I’m going for the simple SEO on the title here. If you’re not aware, that means “Search Engine Optimisation,” and is where people put words in that they think will be used in Google-type searches, to win more views for their article. Still, cats are pretty popular on the internet (as if you […]

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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 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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February 28, 2012 0

Scoundrels and Shady Dealings

By in cats, men, sketches, watercolour, women

Plus the usual cat.

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February 24, 2012 0

Some More Painting

By in cats, sketches, women

The digital thing is frustrating, because of all the switches you have to throw (if you start working on the wrong layer, then you’re lost). Also, I keep losing brushes I like. In Photoshop, those are collections of settings and sometimes an image. This can all be solved, but it’s a learning curve for me. […]

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February 22, 2012 0

More Cats, and Star Trek People

By in cats, men, sketches, women

My sketches have become a little more, um, “sketchy” since I’ve been on this digital art kick. Still drawing, however, and the books are filling up with pencil drawings, actually drawing in all kinds of media, since it really doesn’t matter if I can mess with the lines and colours. So, I’ve been enjoying my […]

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February 14, 2012 0

Lazy Blog Post

By in men, sketches, women

I’m behind on things, also wasting time on facebook. Still drawing, but not blogging as much as I might. Well, here are some things. First of all, I’m messing around with the “Gaussian Blur” and figuring out what it takes to paint things over a loose pencil drawing in photoshop: It’s from a tacky source […]

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February 6, 2012 0

Watercolour Baby and Other Things.

By in men, paintings, sketches, watercolour

Actually painted a portrait of somebody’s baby the other week. Looked nothing like this one, who was just practice for baby paintings. Can’t show the portrait, because it hasn’t been given to the recipient yet. Then there’s this freaky smiling guy, again rendered in good old-fashioned watercolour.

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February 4, 2012 1

Pile of Paintings

By in men, paintings, sketches, watercolour, women

These are simple, but done with different techniques and programs. Up above is purely digital, drawn and painted in Photoshop. The guy below was drawn in Adobe Illustrator according to a pencil sketch, then coloured in Photoshop. I’m happy with the ink lines I’m able to create, and they’re fast to do, too. This strange […]

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