Archive for November, 2012

November 27, 2012 1

Steve Luxton at the Atwater Library

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, men, montreal, pen and ink, ruttan's place, sketches, women, writing

Years ago, I had the notion that I would make a drawing of every author or poet I heard read, and make some sort of collection. That pledge went by the boards years ago, but I still enjoy drawing people at readings. Not even necessarily the reader. Also the people listening, if I can sit […]

November 24, 2012 0

Vet Bill Blues

By in cats, ruttan's place

I’ve set up a contribution page to help me deal with a big vet bill rescuing a sick orphan kitten. Link to page about Gaston the kitten. Or, is he now called “Jack Bauer?” Not something I’d normally do, but friends expressed interest in contributing when I told the story, so I thought I may […]

November 22, 2012 0

Sketches of Dancers, Cars, and more heads.

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

November 20, 2012 0

Printemps d’Erable

By in black and white, comics, pencil

I hope this doesn’t make me seem too right wing. I was listening to the news on the radio this morning, just waking up, and this is what one item sounded like. To tell the truth, I support the protests!

November 19, 2012 0

This is still fun.

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

Some more sketchbook items, digitally enhanced. I like the texture in the one above, which comes from the back of my work chair Nora the cat enjoys savaging. Textures make digital things more interesting. Above was drawn with a ball point pen. Below is from a photo of Yours Truly, with a black pencil. The […]

November 16, 2012 0

Small Sketchbook Scenes

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

Well, these are fun to draw!

November 15, 2012 0

Further Pencil Outpourings

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

I have lots of little drawings but putting them all up in one post would be overkill. So today here are pages from my big, long sketchbook (well, 9″x12″ — but that’s pretty long). Usually when I scan something I slide a piece of blank paper underneath, but this time I wanted to see the […]

November 9, 2012 0


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

Been drawing a lot in pencil since I’ve started working on digital painting. Unfortunately, not much of the digital is ready for Prime Time (even here, where I often publish imperfect work!). But it is improving mightily, so I might be showing you some less than totally misbegotten images in the future. Part of the […]

November 7, 2012 0

Hospital Waiting

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, cats, heads, horses, men, pen and ink, sketches, women

Sketches done at the Hôtel Dieu Hospital, in the tiny waiting room in the endoscopy ward. My friend checked out OK, but it was a tough few hours waiting. Happyily, I had my book, (TOO MUCH HAPPINESS by Alice Munro), and my sketchbook. No one asked me what I was doing, thank goodness. Not all […]

November 4, 2012 0

No One Visits the Blog on Sunday

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

This is true. But I am moved to put up some silly ballpoint pen and pencil drawings I’ve done. Enjoying the more complex scenes these days, and will do a few of these in colour, and digital, which I am fooling around with.

November 3, 2012 0

Little Pictures

By in color, machines, sketches, watercolour, women

I enjoy painting these little pictures. May do some larger ones later, but don’t want to get all that complicated.

November 2, 2012 0

Revisiting the Old Days

By in sketches

Did a watercolour for a Facebook friend, based on a picture of his he supplied me. Here’s the pic: And here’s the resulting painting: Fun to do! If anyone has a picture they’d like converted into a little watercolour (at reasonable rates — the one above was done in exchange for a favour), please contact […]