Archive for August, 2010

August 16, 2010 1

Random Page of Stuff

By in cats, men, sketches, women

I’ve used that title before. This is just a page of drawings. Some of them, mainly that dancing girl, relate to work things. Yay for roller pens!

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August 14, 2010 0


By in men, sketches

This is a pencil drawing in my big book. I was too lazy scan it, and stitch it together, so I snapped it instead. Now I feel to lazy to write anything about it. It’s kind of self-explanatory. All my drawings of women at the moment are going to my burlesque project. But I felt […]

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August 13, 2010 0


By in cats, men, sketches, women

Bought these pencils at a new art store I saw, that had opened up on Laurier Street near Papineau. There used to be a framing shop which had a smattering of art supplies. Now, I guess they thought they’d move out and expand the art supplies. This is welcome, because there’s a dearth of independent […]

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August 12, 2010 0

Running Dogs of Watercolour

By in dogs, men, sketches, watercolour

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August 11, 2010 0

Morning People

By in men, sketches, women

I’ve been an early bird in my older middle age. So, I’m up with the sun sitting with a coffee, drawing stuff in the morning. During summer, I can be on my balcony, spying on people. That’s where most of these come from. Actually, I drew them in pencil yesterday. Today I added the finishing […]

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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 10, 2010 0

Random Scribbles and Splashes

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

Still just drawing random things. Wish I were in a better mood. I added a halo to that wrestler you’ve already seen, and painted a ballet dancer. She’s actually outlined with a dip pen, which is all right. Also drawn with a dip pen is the cowboy below. Should be working on something other than […]

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August 9, 2010 0

Tiny Pic-tures

By in men, sketches, women

Nothing too ambitious here. Just “tiny pic-tures,” as my sister used to disparagingly call them. I don’t have that much in mind while drawing them. More a form of relaxation.

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August 8, 2010 0

A Series of Bizarre Images

By in men, sketches, women

Dogwalkers of the world. I love you all! A pair of English comic book writers: It’s Devil Girl! And R. Crumb! A pair of heads!

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August 6, 2010 0

Faces, added while on the balcony

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

Sitting here with my cat on a Montreal afternoon in August, putting up some pictures. I’m doing more writing on my Tumblr blog. This one is for sketches, I think. We’ll see how it all shakes out.

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August 4, 2010 0

Film Critic

By in men, sketches

He wrote for Film Comment, back in the heyday.

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August 3, 2010 1

New Art, and Tumblr

By in cats, men, sketches, watercolour, women

I’ve discovered tumblr, which at the moment is where I’m putting a lot of ranting and rambling I’d like to get out of my system. This is good, because it makes me feel more productive in general. No reason I can’t do that here, however. But we’ll see how it goes. I like keeping things […]

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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. 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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August 1, 2010 0

Finicky Darn Watercolours

By in cats, men

Gosh, watercolours are so tough! All those many things to control. And things can go wrong so easily. You need skill, and also, I’m finding out, strong confidence to carry it off. Good abilities to practice. I’m obviously not the super-smooth kind of artist like Jim Woodring or Vargas, but it’s fun to work on […]

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