Archive for August, 2011

August 31, 2011 0

Canson “Mix Media” (sic) Sketchbook

By in cats, watercolour, women

This kitty was painted in my book, the make of which is in the title, and about which I was complaining to another artist about because it likes to absorb and lighten dark watercolour paint. I’m too cheap to buy a better book, and frankly, haven’t found one at a reasonable price. It’s not so […]

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August 29, 2011 0

More Women

By in sketches

These are a lot of drawings of women, of different shapes and sizes. I know representation of women is a loaded topic, and maybe you can’t win, but I enjoy playing with it, and always working on the craft. Below, she’s a more typical idealised “comic book type,” actually copied from the book How_to_Draw_Comics_the_Marvel_Way.” I […]


August 28, 2011 0


By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

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August 24, 2011 0

Page O’ Things

By in sketches, watercolour, women

This isn’t the most recent thing I’ve been working on, but it’s more of that yellow underpainting (or “glazing”) as it’s called. Have a lot of ideas for comic strips, which take a while to do. I hope you’ll see them soon! Working on drawing famous people also, or at least portraits that look like […]

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August 20, 2011 0

King Horse and Marmalade Tabby, etc.

By in horses, sketches, watercolour

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August 19, 2011 0

Neighbourhood Lady and Unicorn

By in horses, men, sketches, watercolour, women

I can’t actually claim to have seen this in the parade of people walking by my 2nd-floor balcony, but she was a striking woman, and the dress I gave her inspired me to give her a mythological pal. Too bad about the pumps, which aren’t exactly something Burne-Jones would have added. Below, a more typical […]

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August 17, 2011 4

Ruttan family ephemera -E.H. Ruttan and Son General Store, Hardisty, Packing Tape.

By in ruttan's place

I wanted to share a family heirloom, a roll of gummed paper packing tape from my Great Grandfather’s General Store in Hardisty, Alberta. It dates from about the depression (not the current one, I mean about 1932-33), and is slightly stuck together from the gum, but I’ve unrolled a little as you see. Nice phone […]

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August 17, 2011 0

More faces and sketchook pages

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

Been painting a lot of stuff, but want to focus on the comics. That doesn’t mean these will stop, anytime soon. I’m just putting it up!

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August 17, 2011 0

Cheerful Misanthropy Comic

By in paintings, watercolour

I like children, but have seen a lot of complainers, and put-upon moms. This one wasn’t written as much as it sort of fell out of my subconscious. I’m uncomfortable about it (hence the title), but it’s just paint and paper. Painting comics like this seems to take about as long as drawing them in […]

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August 14, 2011 0

“Girls” and Crumb

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

Using different watercolour paper here, and a wet technique. R. Crumb and Sheena, Queen of the Jungle. Watching the DVD of the documentary movie again.

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August 14, 2011 0

Cat and Dog Comic

By in cats, dogs, watercolour

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August 12, 2011 0

Pair of Characters

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

No time to write! Just a pair of characters for today.

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August 10, 2011 0

Extreme Norosity, and other things.

By in cats, men, sketches, watercolour, women

Nora was looking cute the other night. So I painted her. Was she THIS cute? Still, pretty darn cute. More of the usual thing. A pilot woman, in front of a Battle-Star Galactica kind of thing. One of my usual sketchbook pages. Including Garlic Heads.

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August 9, 2011 0

Painting Away the Blues

By in cats, men, paintings, ruttan's place, sketches, women

Painting and drawing stuff makes me feel better. here’s are some things from yesterday and this morning! Above is Bamako the Black Cat, whom I’m taking care of for the moment, and an Evil Skwirl. Below, some sketches from my balcony I drew with a ballpoint pen I just bought. Can’t resist trying out a […]

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