Archive for the ‘ballpoint pen’ Category

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 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.

April 13, 2016 0

Tiger, Tiger

By in ballpoint pen, cats, color, digital, sketches

Drew a tiger while on the phone last night. And then coloured and textured it here.

November 25, 2015 0

“Traditional” Media

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, color, heads, paintings, Portraits, sketches, watercolor, watercolour, women

I’ve been so deep into digital, that I began to wonder whether I could still do useful things with paper. Below is a drawing a made during a phone coversation (they’re often long, at least with my friend). Black ballpoint pen in my sketchbook. Above is a made-up woman painted on a sample of my […]

November 3, 2015 0

Bad Cattery

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, cats, color, Gouache, sketches, watercolor, watercolour


November 1, 2015 0

I Adore Your Cat

By in ballpoint pen, color, digital, sketches, watercolor

October 23, 2015 0


By in ballpoint pen, black and white, color, Coloured Pencils, men, pen and ink, sketches, watercolour, women

Some new sketches. I’m always drawing, but not been putting everything up, even though I used to do that.

October 22, 2015 0

Phone Doodle

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, sketches

Drawn while talking on the phone. I can do this because another part of the brain is being used. If I were reading or writing something, I totally wouldn’t be able to hear the conversation. But drawing, that’s different.

June 9, 2015 0

Something New

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

In a bit of a mood. So, these people are appropriate. I still love drawing with the ballpoint pen, no matter how unarchival it may be.

January 22, 2015 0


By in ballpoint pen, sketches

April 3, 2014 0

Mavis Gallant

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, heads

I think my face drawing skills are progressing as I practice them. The bad thing is if you stop, you lose a certain amount of skill, and have to roll the rock up the hill again. This is the late Mavis Gallant, whose collection “Home Truths” I am reading, for the second time. The stories […]

March 14, 2014 0


By in ballpoint pen, black and white, pencil, sketches, watercolor

I’m always drawing. It’s my nature. Haven’t been posting much of what I’ve been drawing, but thought I’d change that. An imaginary guy in blue. Below, a phone doodle drawn on scrap paper, and other characters and sketches.

February 26, 2014 0

Bluebeard and Friends

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, color, pen and ink, watercolour

Inspired by this engraving by Gustave Doré, I did this picture: Bonus young Anita Ekberg:

February 21, 2014 1

Drawings of Me, from Thailand

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, collaboration, ruttan's place

These fell out of an old book. They’re from the time in Thailand in 2008 when I went over to help organize an art exhibition of Montreal Comic artists. I think I’d put them away because I felt it would be narcissistic to put them up. Well, no more, really. If I’m drawing people, it’s […]