Archive for February, 2009

February 28, 2009 0

More Fridays

By in cats, sketches, watercolour

More Friday evening stuff, back at the bar. Above is a drawing by Marr which I watercoloured, and dressed up the people to make a 1960s scene, like I remember from Yorkville, Toronto’s glory days. Below is sort of by all three of us. I did two characters, Marr did a character (on the left), […]

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February 27, 2009 3

February Comic Jam Shenanigans

By in montreal, sketches

Lots of action at the Montreal Monthly Comic Jam last night, at the Cock N’ Bull pub! The Jam happens every last Thursday of the month at the pub, 1944 Saint Catherine Street west (Metro: Guy), around 8 pm. I’m going to try to place a link to our facebook page: [link] Below is some […]

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February 26, 2009 0


By in sketches

This is a guy from a Love and Rockets comic book I drew as an exercise in inking. Kind of dull. I prefer doing my own stuff. I got an interesting cartooning commission you might hear more about, later. Just practicing for that!

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February 25, 2009 0


By in cats, sketches

I’ve been that way for the last couple of days, so lacked the energy to do very much. Feeling better today, so I thought I’d post some stuff. Tried taking snaps of it rather than scanning. Just some drawing I’ve been doing affected by things I’ve been reading and watching. The girl cats are enjoying […]

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February 22, 2009 0


By in sketches

Nothing too exciting today. I’m sick with a cold and trying to pamper myself!

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February 21, 2009 0

Back With the Gang

By in sketches

The Gang in this case is me, Rick Gagnon, and Marr. Did a pile of drawings, at our usual haunt, the Cock N’ Bull, after 5 pm. Fridays. That’s happy hour until 7! Rick and I finished the above drawing last, but of course it was the most elaborate one, so it goes up first. […]

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February 20, 2009 0


By in sketches, watercolour

A girl from an ad for milk, and a stupid little boy.

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February 19, 2009 0

Snow Jesus of Montreal

By in montreal

Oh heavenly frosty father, wash away our sins with your snowy grace. Amen. I don’t know if this is sacrilegious or not, but to me it’s pure Montreal.


February 19, 2009 0

Black Gouache

By in sketches

Black gouache is tricky to spell (no, this morning it just seems to roll off the keyboard), but fun to do. Also very fast. I’m still doing this on the el-cheapo sketchbook paper, because I’m too lazy to tape it down to stretch it, but that’s the way of things. It also helps me work […]

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February 18, 2009 0


By in sketches

I did some work I’m happy with today, and more of less kicked off for the rest of the day. Might work more this evening. But here’s a wash drawing, with something earlier I actually drew in the subway, when it wasn’t bumping around too much. So, he looks like their guardian spirit, or something.

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February 17, 2009 0

Pile o’ Faces

By in sketches, watercolour

Here are a bunch of faces I drew last night, while watching a DVD. Not always so great trying to paint while watching something, esp. an interesting but relatively contemplative film such as Two Lane Blacktop, which demands more attention than an action flick, or similar. Generally, I wait until playing a flick again for […]

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February 16, 2009 0

The blog rolls ever on and on…

By in sketches, watercolour

Precious few visitors, it seems, but the numbers were coming from points in the day, so you’d have to add them up to get a daily total. I’m not going to share that with you! Above, a painting loosely inspired by the terrific cop thriller Infernal Affairs, sort of the Hong Kong version of The […]

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February 15, 2009 0


By in horses, watercolour

Wow. Painting dark in watercolour is hard. Or, at least involves different skills than slashing away at a light picture. With light things, there’s always a chance of overworking something, and spoiling it. With these, there always seems to be something else you can do, which will make it a better, more interesting picture. I’m […]

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February 14, 2009 1


By in sketches

The drawings here, as they’ve been on most Saturdays since I’ve been blogging, are from the previous evening spent drawing with friends at the bar. Sadly, Marr was doing family stuff and wasn’t there, but Rick Gagnon and I were. We drew a bunch of stuff. Above is a drawing I made on the metro, […]

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