Posts Tagged ‘ballpoint pen’

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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February 27, 2012 0

Children and Safety

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I went a little insane figuring out how to add the tone, but hope I’ve learned something. In the meantime, enjoy the comic. I hope to do more of these “casual” comics in the future, because I’ve got a notebook full of stories, and the full-dress style takes a long time.

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January 26, 2012 0

Passel of Drawings

By in men, sketches, women

I sketch a lot more than I put up here. Thought it was time for some of those. Mainly out of my head, while watching DVDs, or live, in some cases. Those always make the best poses.

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January 23, 2012 0

Man and Monster,coloured

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I’m still adventuring in colouring sketches, and hence, cartoons. Difficult to figure out what’s too much, because I like the original drawing, done in roller pen in the sketchbook, just fine. But these flat colours with subtle gradations are all right. I also have to work on my colour sense, to let things blend into […]

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January 17, 2012 0

Digital and Ballpoint Pen Critters (and folk)

By in cats, horses, paintings, sketches, women

Still playing with the digital painting. I think I get so carried away with the technical challenge I sometimes forget to make an interesting picture. Hence this horse, not doing much of anything. George Stubbs I am not! Actually, without the “ink” lines, this looks a lot like one of those paint by numbers kits. […]

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December 8, 2011 0

Peggy Burns from Drawn and Quarterly

By in montreal, sketches

Went to a chat today by Peggy Burns, who is the marketing person for Drawn and Quarterly Books in Montreal, speaking at the Atwater Library. She talked about the history of Drawn and Quarterly, some of their artists such as Chester Brown, Daniel Clowes, Adrian Tomine, and Lynda Barry. Also got into a little of […]

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November 24, 2011 0

Women’s heads and profiles

By in sketches, women

Drawing things from DVDs. Freezing it this time, rather than just going on impressions as the movie plays. A lot of work filling things in with pencil! This and the below are based on Sharon Stone from the beginning of Total Recall. And some random, imaginary profiles with my fine-line roller pen: Good night, all!

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November 22, 2011 0

Out of My Head….

By in horses, men, sketches, women

That’s where these drawings are from. When winter sets in it’s less practicable to draw things out on the street. So I sit around looking at books, watching DVDs, also drawing anything that tickles my fancy. Hate drawing directly from photographs, but those give you different ideas, and also keeps one closer to reality. So […]

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November 18, 2011 0

Comic Colour and Nasty Horsemen

By in horses, men, sketches

I’ve finally learned a comic colouring technique that’s relatively fast, and that I’m happy with. Check this series of youtube videos from the Overground Comic Company, if you want to find out more. Meanwhile, I’ve been drawing a stack of things. Here are a couple of angry guys on horses a la Frank Frazetta for […]

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November 15, 2011 0

Roller Pen Drawings

By in sketches, women

Could call these “Pen and Ink,” but that seems too grand. The titles become dull also, because of the idea of putting something plainly descriptive in so search engines can find them.

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October 26, 2011 0

Drawings of Thugs and Women

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

Sorry, they’re not together. Some other time! The guy here is my trying to recapture impressions of this character I saw on the street, who could have been a thug ordered by Central Casting. Don’t think I caught the exact look of malice on his face which unsettled me, though! Women in pencil, and colour:

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September 26, 2011 0

The Little Book

By in men, sketches

While i haven’t posted here for a few days (been busy here on my tumblr doing exciting gardening videos), I’ve still been drawing, so there’s a backlog of things to put up. Today it’s black and white drawings from my small sketchbook. I’ve labelled it “VL” –not that that means anything, but it’s something I […]

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