Archive for December, 2010

December 20, 2010 0

More little Pics

By in men, sketches, watercolour

I like ones with background detail better. But a pal of mine said I like to clutter things up. That’s all right.

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December 17, 2010 0

Little Watercolour Drawings

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

I made a grid on a piece of watercolour paper with the tape, and drew these cool little paintings. Yay!

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December 16, 2010 0

Teen Car

By in ruttan's place, sketches

Watching Gran Torino with an old Clint Eastwood put me in mind of my teen car. Much less impressive. Built a scale model of it, which I’ve kept on a shelf, and you can see on my tumblr space here. It was a 1974 Mercury Bobcat, not a Pinto. That’s about all I want to […]

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December 15, 2010 0

Creepy Guys

By in men, watercolour

Couple of uncomfortable paintings. The one above is a figure from a dream I had, based, I think, on a rock video featuring a mummy wrapped in duct tape. Below, it’s this guy I found annoying at a bar. Don’t know how much annoyingness comes through in the picture. Usually, it’s softened a lot, but […]

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December 15, 2010 2

Christmas Card 2010

By in cats

Got this printed up and sent out, so I feel like I can “share” it now. Noting that other illustrators are doing more than one design. But aside from maybe painting a quick neighbourhood snowscape that’s it for me. Took me a while, because the challenge I set for myself was to learn more about […]

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December 12, 2010 0


By in men, sketches, women

Not posting much, I’m afraid. But I’m getting into drawing while I’m waiting for the metro, as these sketches suggest. The first one, done a while ago, I don’t think I put up: The second one was just yesterday, after returning home from an event. What great worn out and diverse faces you can find […]

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December 9, 2010 0

Another year pushed across the abacus…

By in ruttan's place, sketches, watercolour, women

I’m an old boy, now, but I don’t feel like it. Part of feeling young at heart is through drawing all this crazy stuff. I’ve always loved looking at pictures and colourful, funny cartoons, so it’s a pleasure to draw them This coming year, I want to do more, and put them out more widely. […]

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December 8, 2010 0

Painting Things

By in horses, men, sketches, watercolour, women

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 7, 2010 0


By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

Busy with stuff, not blogging much at the moment. Still drawing things, however. Even things as oddball as these two.

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December 3, 2010 0

Cigar Pair, Take 2

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

Okay, play a game of “Find the differences” here, with the image at the bottom of the last post. Really only 2. Spending altogether too much time on this. But it was fun to write that last post. So, here we go, with a little of the practice.

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December 3, 2010 0

Hard to think of cool titles for these posts…

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

…when what you’re doing is putting up more sketches. But the post that gets the most visits is one called “Simple Cats,” so maybe I should try to title them in a descriptive way. Sounds boring, but stuff here is pretty low key. Like I’ve said, I’m really doing this a lot for myself, to […]

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December 1, 2010 0

Pen ‘n Ink

By in horses, men, sketches, women

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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