Archive for the ‘watercolor’ Category

June 15, 2022 0

Pen People and Things

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

June 12, 2022 0

Anthropomorpic Rabbit and Bike.

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

Watercolour and black ballpoint. I think this character is my “Rabbit” from the comic strips I used to do.

March 28, 2022 0

Eastern

By in color, Gouache, heads, paintings, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

I really hope that the little art shop in Chinatown near Clarke Street has survived. I like independent shops more than the big chains. Found cool stuff there, such as this book, and that brush. This is actually a face I did years ago, in black gouache, and just added colour to, today.

February 22, 2022 0

Squirrel!

By in sketches, watercolor

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.

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!

January 23, 2020 0

Moose

By in watercolor, watercolour

Back into watercolours. They’ll get better, I promise! Will use reference next time. Gee, there seems to be no shortcuts when it comes to stretching paper. I tried a lot of them, and no thanks. Paper tape and staples do the job.

January 18, 2020 0

Hot Lemonade

By in paintings, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

  This is kind of cute, and seasonal. I’ve forgotten where it appeared, or what things were supposed to have gone wrong.

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 5, 2019 0

Blatant Sketchbookery

By in cats, color, Coloured Pencils, Gouache, Jack's House of Cats, paintings, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

For some reason I’m back into the blog. I don’t think anyone goes here, and the “Blogoshphere” has become a little like one of those abandoned theme parks adventurers like to seek out. Anyhow, I’m baaaaaakk. Not posting as much as I used to, just cool stuff out of the sketchbooks, which are taking too […]

December 3, 2019 0

Birdies and Mr. Boggedy

By in cats, color, paintings, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

June 7, 2018 0

A Comic. By Me.

By in color, comics, digital, watercolor

Life has been tough, lately, and I’ve not been doing some things I should have been doing. I don’t know if comics is one of them, but lots of illustrators are doing them. And if I call myself a writer/slash illustrator, then that’s a natural. But it’s not very renumerative. I started drawing digitally, got […]

January 26, 2018 0

Short Pencil

By in Art Criticism, color, Gouache, ruttan's place, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

I don’t actually prefer a short pencil, I just get a little hysterical when the lead breaks off inside the pencil when I’m trying to sharpen it. I hate that.