Archive for May, 2012

May 29, 2012 0

Women, Faces, and Horses

By in black and white, horses, men, pencil, watercolour, women

I like drawing wreckage, also pretty women. They don’t really go together, except perhaps in a fashion mag.

May 28, 2012 0

Dogs and Cool Dudes

By in color, dogs, men, sketches, watercolour

May 23, 2012 0

More Faces

By in black and white, brush pen, cats, men, pen and ink, sketches, women

More faces, like it said up top, but this time I’m inking them with the brush pen, so they’re not as scratchy. Not sure which I prefer. Above are Liv Tyler from The Lord of the Rings, two faces from the DVD cover for “Sky Captain,” and the sinister Conrad Black, recently released from prison […]

May 20, 2012 0


By in ballpoint pen, black and white, men, sketches, women

Stuff I drew the other day. Still drawing … you can’t stop me!

May 16, 2012 0

People and Feet

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

Drawing this morning on the balcony, before the rains came. People walking by, mainly moms and dads back from delivering kids to the nearby day care. Bonus: a sensitive portrait of my foot.

May 15, 2012 0

Back of the Book

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, color, machines, pen and ink, pencil, sketches

The coarse cardboard at the back of the sketchbook is nice for drawing with certain types of tools. Here I used colour pencils, and also colour ballpoint pens. Then, a more normal drawing (in execution at least) from the middle of the book, based on one of Big Daddy Roth’s dragster-driving monsters. I used to […]

May 10, 2012 0

Brown Studies

By in ballpoint pen, cats, dinosaurs, machines, men, sketches, women

Bought some fun new pens (called “Pilot FriXion Ball” gel pens, in brown, .5 mm and .7mm respectively, plus a new sketchbook, because those were on sale at the art store). So I decided to sketch with them using brown pencils to embellish, as necessary. “Brown Studies” is not what the name really means, which […]

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May 8, 2012 0

Maurice Sendak

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, men, sketches

Here’s my impression of the late Maurice Sendak, from a documentary I’m watching about him on youtube at the moment. UPDATE: Link is down, too bad. Here’re some salient things from it, on another blog: [link].

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May 4, 2012 0


By in black and white, men, pen and ink, pencil, sketches, women

Darn. That implies “rotten” in French. I was trying to evoke “pot-pourri” as in variety, a kind of goulash of drawings. Anyhow, above is a haughty dame perfectly dressed in a retro outfit. I was happy to see her the other day. The view from the balcony is getting interesting again. Well, not today, because […]

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May 3, 2012 1

The Punk Lives

By in black and white, comics, digital, Skinny Nameless Punk

I’ve learned a lot of crazy inking tools in Adobe Illustrator, and with this study, am happy I’m going to be able to continue my comic, The Skinny Nameless Punk. This is with the blessing of my sometime collaborator/inker Rick Gagnon, with whom I originated the character. Now the thing is to draw a bunch […]