Archive for July, 2012

July 25, 2012 0

Mad Flower Man, and Watercolour Women

By in ballpoint pen, color, sketches, watercolour, women

July 20, 2012 0

Walter Colours

By in cats, color, horses, men, sketches, watercolour, women

Despite the punning title of this post, this isn’t Walt Disney. He’s actually the cartoonist who designed Porky Pig. I’ve forgotten his name at the moment, but watched a bio about him on youtube, where a number of these interesting documentaries can be found, if you know where to look for them. UPDATE: Augh. Okay, […]

July 19, 2012 1

Work on the Ruelle Verte — Neighbours in Action

By in ruttan's place

Here are a lot of my charming neighbours, at a get-together we had this last Tuesday (July 17, 2012) to work on building planting boxes for the Ruelle Verte (“Green Alley”) around my corner in Montreal. The folks from the Sainte-Marie Eco-Quartier built the boxes, and then everyone celebrated with a BBQ in the alley. […]

July 14, 2012 0

Monstrous Stuff

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

I love (and fear) monsters, so draw them a lot. The above (“Jasconius the Friendly Whale”) has little to do with Saint Brendan, except it’s something I drew remembering a National Geographic Society map of his voyages. The real story is different. More ball-point pen-drawn monsters below, and a guy. Stories are long-winded, so I’ll […]

July 10, 2012 0

Flowers and Trees

By in cats, color, paintings, sketches, watercolour

For a job that’s taking longer than it should (these are the lazy days of summer, after all), I’ve been painting flowers. It’s outside my comfort zone, but that’s why I take these tasks on, to learn new things. The clematis above aren’t perfect (mainly a matter of colour), but I’m working on it today. […]

July 8, 2012 0

More Watercolour Things

By in cats, dinosaurs, men, Nora the cat, watercolour, women

July 6, 2012 0

Pen Mischief

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

I’ve been drawing and painting a lot, but not blogging much. Will try to remedy that today. So here are some pen drawings with the amazing erasable gel pen in different colours. La la. Need to practice my landscapes. Well, that’s what this is for! Everyone should draw, everyday. But I don’t want to sound […]