Archive for November, 2011

November 25, 2011 0

Le Beau Pourri

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This weekend is the 10th edition of Expozine, the Montreal zine and independent comics fair. It’s a big weekend for me, as it seems that most of the people I know in my scene are there. I’ve done little roving reporter visits with my camera, interviewing people in the past. With all of these comics […]

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November 24, 2011 0

Women’s heads and profiles

By in sketches, women

Drawing things from DVDs. Freezing it this time, rather than just going on impressions as the movie plays. A lot of work filling things in with pencil! This and the below are based on Sharon Stone from the beginning of Total Recall. And some random, imaginary profiles with my fine-line roller pen: Good night, all!

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November 22, 2011 0

Out of My Head….

By in horses, men, sketches, women

That’s where these drawings are from. When winter sets in it’s less practicable to draw things out on the street. So I sit around looking at books, watching DVDs, also drawing anything that tickles my fancy. Hate drawing directly from photographs, but those give you different ideas, and also keeps one closer to reality. So […]

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November 21, 2011 0

A Kelpie, a Vampire; other things.

By in horses, men, sketches, women

I drew these in black and white, because I’m practicing computer colouring. Seems like a lot of work!

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November 18, 2011 0

Comic Colour and Nasty Horsemen

By in horses, men, sketches

I’ve finally learned a comic colouring technique that’s relatively fast, and that I’m happy with. Check this series of youtube videos from the Overground Comic Company, if you want to find out more. Meanwhile, I’ve been drawing a stack of things. Here are a couple of angry guys on horses a la Frank Frazetta for […]

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November 15, 2011 0

Roller Pen Drawings

By in sketches, women

Could call these “Pen and Ink,” but that seems too grand. The titles become dull also, because of the idea of putting something plainly descriptive in so search engines can find them.

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November 13, 2011 0

Arrr…. Ulllg….

By in men, sketches, watercolour

This guy is vaguely based on John Cusack from the movie “Say Anything,” but I was too lazy to draw a portrait. So he becomes “random guy,” because it’s too cold to go out on the balcony and draw people.

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November 11, 2011 0

Hard and Soft Edges

By in sketches, watercolour, women

I dislike ink outlines, but am working on hard and soft edges in drawings. Leaving the middles alone in this case, or giving them a gentle wash.

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November 10, 2011 0

Kid Pushing Traffic Marker

By in watercolour

This kid was pushing down traffic markers the other day. So I drew him. If you see this kid around your neighbourhood, tell him to leave the traffic markers alone.

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November 6, 2011 0

Fast and Slow Watercolours

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

One of these was painted very quickly, the other very slowly. Which is which? Do you care?

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November 4, 2011 0


By in cats, sketches, watercolour, women

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November 3, 2011 0

Pencil Portraits

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Mahler I’m working on my portraiture chops, by drawing some faces out of an old “New York Times Book Review.” Tough to be technically good, and still contain a hint of personality. But that’s why we practice with these kinds of things, isn’t it? Young Orson Welles Hal Holbrook

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November 2, 2011 0

Exploding Toothbrush Sequel

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It seems that my exploding toothbrush experience wasn’t as unusual as the manufacturers claimed. Now Health Canada has announced a recall. They don’t make that model toothbrush any more. I got interviewed over the phone by Canadian Press. Nice to have a little effect on things. UPDATE (Nov 3, 2011): Now I’ve got some fairly […]

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November 1, 2011 0

Maurice Sendak and Kate Beaton Fail

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By “fail,” I don’t mean those two artists, who are great. Just my efforts to see them or their work today. It took an effort, but I caught up with the Maurice Sendak “Exhibition” at the Jewish Public library. CBC radio on the weekend had told me about it. Unfortunately, the exhibition was 8 double-sided […]

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