Archive for April, 2012

April 25, 2012 0

DC Books Launch at Blue Metropolis

By in black and white, montreal, pen and ink, sketches, women

Went to a launch, which was really a reading, of books by some friends of mine. I like to sketch during these things, but this time I found that drawing the people sitting around listening was more interesting than drawing the readers. Once, long ago, I had decided to draw every author whose reading I […]

April 25, 2012 0

Small Cat and Food Dish

By in black and white, cats, pen and ink, sketches

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April 20, 2012 0

Street Painting, Sketches, Portraits

By in black and white, color, digital, dinosaurs, men, pen and ink, sketches, watercolour, women

A little of everything here. A watercolour painting up above. Coloured pic of Jean Paul Belmondo from the movie Stavisky below. Sketches, one perhaps not so wisely coloured. I’m interested in what dinosaurs looked like, because I have the lumbering old-style beasts still stuck in my head. This Tyrannosaurus has a few feathers, which surprises […]

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April 18, 2012 0

Pretty Pict-chas

By in color, digital, men, paintings, sketches, watercolour, women

Here are some digital and watercolour pictures (and blends of both) that I’ve been doing today, and over the weekend. So many things to tell about these, and there are still challenges, and important things to learn. But what’s most important is that I’m feeling comfy with the tools, and having fun. Above is using […]

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April 12, 2012 0

I’m Still Figuring this Digital Thing Out!

By in black and white, color, digital, men, paintings, pencil, sketches, women

It will be nice when I can reliably produce images i’m happy with. Anyhow, it’s fun to play with, if a little time-consuming. I’m not a portrait type (that’s why I’m working on these!), but the machine has tools (particularly Photoshop’s “Liquefy”) which allows you to make little adjustments to a picture which would otherwise […]


April 10, 2012 0

Tall and Narrow

By in sketches, watercolour, women

This is the exact format I don’t need to work on my new site. Nonetheless, a couple of miscellaneous watercolours I was doodling in my watercolour book. The woman is a Solid Gold Dancer, the height of femininity in the 1980s. This guy was painted because I took out from the library a book of […]

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April 8, 2012 0

Disgruntled Cat

By in cats, color, digital, sketches

Digital drawing of a cat, from the cover of this week’s Montreal Mirror.

April 4, 2012 0


By in color, digital, women

I inked her and coloured her digitally from a little ball-point pen drawing, and I’m happy with it. I can get more sophisticated as I learn more little tricks. But most of the stuff works, and I can do it in a reasonable amount of time. So, hooray!

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April 4, 2012 0

Cat Drawings

By in black and white, cats, color, pen and ink, pencil, sketches

I’m afraid I’m going for the simple SEO on the title here. If you’re not aware, that means “Search Engine Optimisation,” and is where people put words in that they think will be used in Google-type searches, to win more views for their article. Still, cats are pretty popular on the internet (as if you […]

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April 2, 2012 0


By in cats, digital, men, paintings

A couple of quick digital paintings I did on my little computer (an Asus EEE subnotebook) while chatting with a friend. This is good, because it means I’m generally getting more relaxed with it! Still so much to learn. Check this page, for instance. I should post most of my useful digital painting training links, […]

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