Archive for July, 2010

July 30, 2010 0

Out the Other Day…

By in sketches, watercolour, women

…in old Montreal. Sketched this reader: a very proper older lady, hair slightly blown by the wind. A hoard of daycare kids thundered by several times in a running exercise, and she never looked up, or moved at all. Below, it’s the terra-cotta pencil. I’m getting more interested in backgrounds to these kinds of things. […]

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July 28, 2010 0

More Pork Sausages, Mom!

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

That’s what the girl jumping rope said in an R. Crumb funny, so I thought I could use it here. Tough thinking up titles for these things, since they’re mainly random collections of drawings. I’m cool with that, though. Still doing female figures. Above is one copied from that book. Drawing People. My artist friend […]

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July 27, 2010 0

Guitar Man

By in men, sketches

Not much to say today. Trying to do good and useful things. But it’s hot. Would rather be wandering around outdoors.

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July 25, 2010 0


By in sketches, women

Drew some nuns this morning, after watching Doubt. Pretty cool film. I liked the backgrounds, which I could have sworn were Montreal, but were carefully shot in the Bronx, New York. The bonnets are a little fantastical.

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July 24, 2010 0


By in horses

Pidgies! Horsie in a circle!

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July 23, 2010 0

Hey, I’m Walking Here!

By in ruttan's place, sketches, women

Just having some fun on the computer with this lady I drew and coloured. Should do her reflection in the window!

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July 22, 2010 0

Why A Fish?

By in sketches, watercolour, women

I don’t know. Fish are fun to paint. So shiny and silvery. Blues and greens work nicely. I’m drawing tons of female figures for a job. These are the ones that don’t quite fit the bill. Still fun. I get better at these things with every job, which is great. Next one should be drawing […]

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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 18, 2010 1

Enter Title Here

By in cats, men, sketches, watercolour, women

I could go on about things, but I think I’m just going to put these up, and leave it at that. Of course, I’ll probably end up making little comments here and there. Above is a gang of sketchbook people, and a happy “War of the Worlds” tripod. I love the old 1910’s version of […]

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July 15, 2010 0

Some More Sketchbook Pages

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

‘Cause of my getting a new scanner, I’ve scanned all these pages, which, up until now, were hidden in my sketchbook. Now they’re here, for all of you to enjoy! A couple of the characters here are taken from Barbara Bradley’s book Drawing People: How to portray the clothed figure. Will have to talk about […]

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July 13, 2010 0

New Scanner Rocks the Black and White

By in men, sketches, women

I’m happy with my new scanner, especially the speed, and lack of power cords to tangle. There’s a lot of black and white stuff I’ve drawn that needs scanning, so here it is. Slovenly walking girls! Assorted dancers! Strange tall women! Guys in suits! I love them all!

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July 11, 2010 0

New Scanner

By in cats, men, sketches, watercolour, women

The new scanner is faster, and captures more detail in my wonky watercolour pics. I still haven’t worked out all the kinks, because there are more options to deal with.

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July 10, 2010 4

“Extra”-ordinary Day.

By in men, sketches, women

I got to be on TV again. A series called Blue Mountain State is shooting here, at the local agricultural wing of our McGill University, which also houses something called John Abbott College. That’s me above, after a long hot day of work. I essayed the role of “Homeless Person,” in the morning, and then […]

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July 5, 2010 3

Still Not Scanning…

By in sketches, watercolour, women

But snapping pictures is fun when you get the random extras. A lot of women walking by with headscarves. I say yay for diversity.

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