Archive for September, 2015

September 30, 2015 0


By in montreal, pencil, sketches

Pencil sketches from old photos of mine of architecture. One is the Frank Lloyd Wright-styled fire station on Notre Dame Street East (now covered in scaffolding), and the other is on Sherbrooke Street E., near the old Library. I can go on Google street view and find out exactly, which is interesting.

September 29, 2015 0

Digital Dallying.

By in color, digital, women

I’m reasonably pleased with how digital painting is progressing. Takes a different skill set to work with the stylus, and the program. Colour’s never been my strong suit, but I’ve learned things in watercolour to make images bright and interesting, and am learning the same thing here, I hope. All the tutorials on and […]

September 25, 2015 0

Jack Ruttan – Storyboards and French-English Translation

By in collaboration, ruttan's place, self-promotion, storyboards

I’ve made up a promotional postcard to advertise my skills. It’s going up on walls and into mailboxes in the real world, because I’m thinking people like to hold something in their hands. It’s also something cute to hand out after a face to face meeting. Remember those? My “adobe illustrator” skills were a little […]

September 24, 2015 0

Centre Sportif Jean-Claude Malepart

By in black and white, montreal, paintings, parks, pencil, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

This is pronounced “Mallapar,” (actually, more like Maly-par, sez a franco friend) for you non French-speakers. (I am almost a non-French speaker, by the way, despite spending all this time in Montreal). But in my anglo heart, I still see it as “Male-Part.” I’m sure he was a worthy gentleman, but I’m happy they didn’t […]

September 23, 2015 0

Random Sketchbook Page

By in color, sketches, watercolour

I was scanning things to improve the post below, and this page looked cool, and unpublished. So here it is. Now back to scanning.

September 23, 2015 0

Pilgrims and Spies

By in cats, color, Coloured Pencils, heads, men, paintings, pencil, ruttan's place, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

Morning sketches, to clear my head, and chase away the nightly terrors. I’m on my front balcony, the sun just peeping over the buildings and trees. These are just things I’ve done yesterday and today. The usual things I’ve seen, either real or on TV, and faces, of course. Out of my head, and from […]

September 9, 2015 0

The Great Antonio

By in montreal, pen and ink, ruttan's place, sketches

Today, a park in Montreal got a bench in it dedicated to the Great Antonio. He’s a former Montreal strongman you can read about here. Meanwhile, here are some items from my flickr feed to do with him. A drawing I did of him, the way he looked sitting in the Metro in the 1980s-2000s […]

September 2, 2015 0

Hangin’ With Mr. B.

By in cats, Gouache, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

It’s Mr. Boggedy again!

September 2, 2015 0

Wednesday Sketches

By in color, horses, sketches, watercolor, watercolour