Archive for the ‘ballpoint pen’ Category

March 7, 2022 0

Two things I like to draw….

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

Cats are self-explanatory. But I’ve always liked airplanes, and especially the DeHavilland Mosquito. As a boy, my Dad picked up a scrap from the famous “F for Freddie,” a Mosquito that unfortunately crashed on an airfield in Southwest Calgary on VE day, 1945. (article here). I don’t know where that bit ended up….

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.

December 25, 2019 0

Metro Sketches

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

Sketches done on the Montreal Metro, trips over and back to Verdun. I waved at a baby, and he waved back! 

December 13, 2019 0

Various Pages

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, color, Coloured Pencils, heads, machines, paintings, pencil, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

It’s hard thinking of witty titles for these things. I’m putting up more pages. Not the stuff I did the other night when I couldn’t sleep. That was weird and also messy.

December 10, 2019 0

Neon Gel Pens

By in ballpoint pen, color, paintings, pencil, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

  Over the past couple of summers, a depanneur (convenience store, for you non-Montrealers) had a jar of gel pens for sale. When I was buying beer or cat food, if I was feeling flush, I’d pick one up. They are fun to play with, and I had a set of kid’s fluorescent paints to […]

December 1, 2019 0

The Wind in the Willows

By in ballpoint pen, Book Reviews, color

I’m finishing off The Wind in the Willows. Very curious book. I remember it being read to me in class when I was tiny, and at that age I didn’t always get all of what was being read or shown to me. Such as when I was watching the movie Mary Poppins, which I loved. […]

February 22, 2018 0

Creepy Politicians

By in ballpoint pen, Gouache, men, paintings

Some creepy American politicians I drew from the New York Times, in Gouache and ballpoint pen.

January 16, 2018 0

Housing Clinic

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

Sketches taken during a visit to Arnold Bennett’s housing clinic in Montreal. He does good work with people who have apartment problems.

January 3, 2018 0

Magical Neon

By in ballpoint pen, color, pen and ink, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

This is a page I drew this summer with the help of magical neon gel pens I collected at the depanneur over the weeks, at a dollar a pop. I still haven’t figured out how to incorporate them into serious drawings (if that’s what I do), or know if they are archival quality.

July 29, 2017 0

Morning Squirrel

By in ballpoint pen, color, paintings, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

Angry chitterer.

February 22, 2017 0

Small Faces

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, digital, heads, pencil, Portraits

Digital guy based on a scanned-in pencil drawing, and a ballpoint pen Gollum.

January 16, 2017 0

Blue Doodles

By in ballpoint pen

Some doodles done at my friend’s place, with her blue roller pen. Horsies! Kitties! A dude!

August 15, 2016 0

Off-Model George Jetson

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, sketches

Bernie Mireault and his Jetsonian efforts inspired me to make a doodle of George Jetson, unencumbered by reference to the real thing.

August 15, 2016 0

Dig Pigs

By in ballpoint pen, comics, montreal, watercolor, watercolour

This morning I was annoyed at all the construction noise outside, so drawing this felt like a good way to get rid of my frustrations. The title “Dig Pigs” is from graffiti I saw on one of this city’s ubiquitous “ROAD CLOSED” signs. It made me laugh.