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February 9, 2022 0

Transformations

By in sketches

Out of my files, this is a comic I did way back in 1988, when Robocop was a big deal, and the Transformers Cartoon was airing. I used this as a sample of my work, but don’t think I got it published anywhere, even in a Fanzine, which is kind of stupid. It’s still a […]

January 31, 2022 0

Tuscan Red

By in Portraits, sketches

A couple more sketchbook pages! Pencil used was my Prismacolour “Tuscan Red.” (I think of Star Wars more than Italy here!) Or it could be brown, come to think of it. I’ve sharpened it so much it’s now a numb in a pencil holder! Esi Edugyan has a cool lecture series at the moment on […]

January 25, 2022 0

Helen

By in sketches

Digital colour, which I find harder than the traditional deal….

January 21, 2022 0

Fountain Pen Cat

By in sketches

January 21, 2022 0

Wattacullas

By in sketches

More or less practicing here, pictures just out of my head. Nice heavy paper with texture. Fabriano 140lb. I need new paints, however. These are pretty tiny, BTW. 8 by 5 inches or so…..  

January 18, 2022 0

MLK

By in digital, heads, Portraits, women

This is a little late for Martin Luther King Day, but I drew him a couple of years ago, for an article for Coreopsis Journal of Myth & Theatre. It’s called It Can Happen Here, and it’s written by Ron Boyer.

December 6, 2021 0

More sketchbookery

By in ballpoint pen, cats, Coloured Pencils, pencil, sketches, watercolor, women

Pictures done from reference are more “realistic,” but not as much fun to draw as more cartoony things. I sort of adore the way ballpoint pens “blob.” Other artists wipe the point, I think, in between doing cross-hatching lines.

November 28, 2021 0

Yet Another Sketchbook Post

By in sketches

I have lots of sketchbooks on the go at any one time. Here’s one that I started in May of this year. These are the first few pages. Sometimes I’m in a bit of a mood when I draw these. But they generally look fun, even if people rarely smile in these drawings. It IS […]

November 26, 2021 0

Okay, some more….

By in heads, horses, pencil, Portraits, sketches

I decided to scan a few more. This is sort of an old book, from the beginning of the pandemic. These are $4.00 “Dollarama” sketchbooks, which are great, because they are cheap, and the paper likes watercolour. Brush pen, though, sometimes wicks a bit. These things claim, however to be “acid free paper,” which is […]

November 26, 2021 0

Hello, Hello?

By in sketches

I’ve been so terrible at putting things up here. Back in the heyday (around 2012 or so and before,) I was posting every day. Don’t know who was looking. I should try to put up more, dammit!

February 25, 2021 0

Feeling Neglected

By in Coloured Pencils, pencil, sketches

My blog and I have been through some times. But since the advent of Facebook and Instagram and all of those corporate web things, the blog has been sort of neglected as of late. I used to post here daily, putting up whatever I had drawn that day, good bad, or indifferent. I still draw […]

October 30, 2020 0

Watercolour Boy

By in color, paintings, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

I saved my blog today. It’s a little bit dated, and I’ve got to go through and prune the links on the left hand side. But I’m still carrying on!

October 2, 2020 0

New Profile Pic

By in digital, self-promotion, sketches

I like drawing green monster boys. Did this one as quickly as I could, on the digital.

September 11, 2020 0

Bat Boy

By in digital, paintings, sketches

I’ve not been playing with the blog for a while, and something got broken. I’ve fixed that, and backed everything up, I think, so here’s another post! If this makes it to Instagram, I will be very happy.