Archive for the ‘horses’ Category

November 22, 2011 0

Out of My Head….

By in horses, men, sketches, women

That’s where these drawings are from. When winter sets in it’s less practicable to draw things out on the street. So I sit around looking at books, watching DVDs, also drawing anything that tickles my fancy. Hate drawing directly from photographs, but those give you different ideas, and also keeps one closer to reality. So […]

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November 21, 2011 0

A Kelpie, a Vampire; other things.

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I drew these in black and white, because I’m practicing computer colouring. Seems like a lot of work!

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November 18, 2011 0

Comic Colour and Nasty Horsemen

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I’ve finally learned a comic colouring technique that’s relatively fast, and that I’m happy with. Check this series of youtube videos from the Overground Comic Company, if you want to find out more. Meanwhile, I’ve been drawing a stack of things. Here are a couple of angry guys on horses a la Frank Frazetta for […]

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August 20, 2011 0

King Horse and Marmalade Tabby, etc.

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August 19, 2011 0

Neighbourhood Lady and Unicorn

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I can’t actually claim to have seen this in the parade of people walking by my 2nd-floor balcony, but she was a striking woman, and the dress I gave her inspired me to give her a mythological pal. Too bad about the pumps, which aren’t exactly something Burne-Jones would have added. Below, a more typical […]

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June 11, 2011 0

F1 Confusion

By in horses, montreal, paintings, sketches, watercolour

Yesterday, I went to check out the Formula 1 Festivities downtown in Montreal. Snapped a few photos, as above. Kind of tiring, the whole thing, so I took a pit stop in Dorchester Square, ate French Fries, and sketched the equestrian monument to the wildly popular Boer War.

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May 25, 2011 0

Pencil Stuff

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I don’t know. A page of pencil drawings of things. UPDATE: I’m only now noticing that the horse has a bit but no bridle. It’s one of those special under-the -tongue bits.

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March 12, 2011 0

More Ballpoint Rambling

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Ballpoint pens are fun, and you can kind of get some nice tones happening. Not very archival, I imagine.

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March 6, 2011 0

Musketeers and Horses

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While I was painting these, I was watching the excellent Cyrano de Bergerac movie with Gérard Depardieu. I had the honour of working with Mr. Depardieu, as an extra in the crowd, for the film Nouvelle France. Didn’t see much of him, but he seemed like a real gent.

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February 5, 2011 0

Red Things

By in horses, women

Just a red ochre pencil. Various objects and figures.

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January 29, 2011 0

Cowboys

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Cowboys, in ball-point pen, and roller pen.

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December 8, 2010 0

Painting Things

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Into winter now. Can’t go out. So I’m painting things, and doing an awful Christmas card in Adobe Illustrator. Watching “Blow Up” by Antonioni. Wouldn’t mind being an irresponsible fashion photographer in Swinging London. Always liked drawing cowboys and horses. Suppose that’s my Alberta background coming out.

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December 1, 2010 0

Pen ‘n Ink

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I’ve been messing around with vectors and other things, managing not to post. But here’s a drawing drawed with a good old fashioned dip pen (with brush pen outlines): And a brush pen horse. Trying to catch that equine grace:

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September 1, 2010 0

More junk I’ve been drawing

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Haven’t had all that much time, so I’m putting up some odds and ends I’ve drawn. The aging guy heads were copied, more or less, from the book Drawing People, by Barbara Bradley. Flying things, and a nerdy kid. An old-fashioned “War of the Worlds” tripod, and a farmer’s cart. Why? I have no idea.

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