Archive for September, 2012

September 28, 2012 0

Back to Watercolour

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

Feels so relaxing painting in watercolours after all this digital staring into the screen thing. I also enjoy painting animals and backgrounds, not to mention plants. So maybe that means some real painting at last. It’s hard to find time for that, though. This sketching I do is mainly therapeutic. Beats punching a wall and […]

September 27, 2012 0


By in ballpoint pen, black and white, color, digital, horses, pencil, women

Still drawing. Feeling a little burnt out, however.

September 22, 2012 0

More heads, literary and otherwise.

By in black and white, digital, heads, pencil, sketches

Been drawing a lot of heads, mainly in pencil, for digital painting. It’s a process. I don’t feel as if these are terribly ready, but I wanted to share the process.

September 18, 2012 0


By in digital, paintings

I’m colouring more little sketches via Photoshop and my Wacom stylus. While it’s still not a gorgeous drawing, I’ve used a number of effects here, and am not flipping through layers accidentally. What’s that mean, the non-Photoshop user asks? It means the process is so involved, you can’t even complain about it to a non-specialist. […]

September 14, 2012 0

More Heads, and Trees

By in black and white, cats, color, dogs, heads, men, pen and ink, ruttan's place, sketches, women

I’m getting back into the thing of posting what I drew lately, as long as it’s not too dreadful. It’s been hard for me lately, because I’ve been trying new things, and am not totally comfortable with them. Or even convinced that I should be trying them and not doing things more useful. But life […]

September 12, 2012 0

Where Have You Been?

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

Mainly drawing heads, in pencil: Haven’t felt much like sharing. I’ve been working on things like digital painting in Photoshop, creating websites with Dreamweaver, and also studying a method created by Andrew Loomis in the 1940s for drawing heads accurately. Using guidelines always makes my work stiffer and more wooden, and I’ve been working on […]

September 12, 2012 0

Red, Imaginary Flowers

By in paintings, watercolour