Archive for the ‘dogs’ Category

June 27, 2011 0

New Pug Dog

By in dogs, paintings, sketches, watercolour

Reading, and inspired by the comic Beasts of Burden, by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson. Working on some animal stories, I promise! Okay, you’ve heard that before. Drawing pug dogs is fun. Not sure about the dogs themselves. One once got loose in this apartment when I left the door open. Discombobulated the cats. I […]

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May 17, 2011 0

Pushing Ahead

By in cats, dogs, men, sketches, watercolour, women

After not posting much, for a while, I’ve been doing a flurry of painting. Seems I need to go through a number of indifferent things to “ramp up” to something better. Anyhow, I’m happier with what’s going on here. Painting lots of cats for this cat strip I’m trying to finish. Wish it felt easier, […]

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March 9, 2011 0

Alsatian

By in dogs, men, montreal, watercolour, women

The drawings look more realistic when copied from photographs. My problem is, it’s boring to draw from photographs. I’m painting shapes rather than trying to think around an object. Oh, I just remembered. Drew some sketches on the metro the other day. These to me are the best faces. I don’t know they have a […]

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November 4, 2010 1

Animal Gladiators

By in dogs, watercolour

This is a comic I drew in about 10 minutes at the last Comic Jam. Then it took me about 4 days to decide what colours to put in. Enjoy!

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October 17, 2010 0

Still More Zombies…

By in cats, dogs, sketches, watercolour

…And evil cats! Devil Dog… Here’s smiling business guy: Anyhow, I’m offering you, in internet land, to have your own portrait, facebook photo, or twitter avatar, turned into your favourite monster, for hallowe’en, or indeed any time of year. Building the page right now where this would be possible. In the meantime, visit this page […]

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October 2, 2010 0

Wrapping Up the Sketchbook

By in dogs, men, sketches, watercolour, women

One of my sketchbooks is almost full. So, I went through it, painted new pictures, and coloured old ones. That means a real grab-bag of images. Which are attractive? Which “work?” It’s interesting to figure out. The things I like the most are the ones that help tell a story. That means comic “strips,” (none […]

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September 22, 2010 0

Monochrome, but Bi-Planes and Tri-Planes.

By in dogs, men, sketches, watercolour, women

… but first, a Moonbeam McSwine type. Most of the sketchbook drawings come about as a “hey, a dog would look nice over there,” or a lot of things on a page. Rarely any planning. Actually, I have to work on that. Setting myself a subject ahead of time, and accomplishing it.

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August 21, 2010 0

Retro Lines

By in dogs, sketches, women

I’m way more comfortable drawing in a spidery scratchy way than I am making the slick lines that seem popular in animation and graphic art these days. Still, fun to try. Doing some construction is also helping me with the heads and bodies. Part of the trouble with being self-taught as an artist, is that […]

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August 12, 2010 0

Running Dogs of Watercolour

By in dogs, men, sketches, watercolour

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August 10, 2010 2

Lafontaine Park

By in dogs, men, sketches, watercolour, women

While walking through the park, had to force myself to sit down and paint this. Obviously I could have scooched over so the lamp-post wasn’t in front of the fountain. But hey, I was sitting there. The girl in front, playing with her puppy was super-charming.

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August 2, 2010 0

Trying to Keep it Together

By in dogs, sketches, women

A page of pen and brush drawings: I’ve set up a tumblr blog. http://jackruttan.tumblr.com Don’t know why I did that, but I want to make it a little less formal than this blog. Kind of like an expanded twitter. I’d better set things up so they all intersect!

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July 20, 2010 0

Typing Paper

By in cats, dogs, men, sketches, watercolour, women

Don’t think I’ve completely mastered the scanner. Have to look at all the options. In the meantime, here’re a bunch of things I’ve been drawing on scrap paper, while drawing stuff for another job I can’t show you at the moment. Mainly front balcony things.

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July 4, 2010 0

Avoidin’ the Blog!

By in dogs, sketches, watercolour, women

Sorry about that. There are actually tons of sketches, etc. to post. I did this picture today of a female comics artist with an Icelandic firedog. It’s very cozy this evening on the balcony stairs, twittering, and typing, and watching people walk by. Couple on the next balcony are snogging, which is a little awkward, […]

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June 4, 2010 0

New Things

By in cats, dogs, men, sketches, watercolour, women

Painted a ton of little pictures I’m pretty happy with. Above, is Mr. Boggedy on the balcony. Serious Guy. That’s also the view from my Balcony, but he’s just imaginary. More funny little pictures. The edges are masked with painter’s tape. The green type with slightly less tack, which can be “left on for 60 […]

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