Posts Tagged ‘black and white’

March 2, 2012 0

Depressing Comics

By in sketches

I was going through old stuff yesterday, looking for something I didn’t find (thought it was in the paper files, but I think rather it’s on the computer). Still, it helps to get to know your files. I still have trouble finding things I’m working on when it goes inside a drawer. Perhaps my drawers […]

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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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January 13, 2012 0

Edith Scissorpaws

By in cats, sketches

Young Nora was being obstreperous, as is easy to see from this photo, and she got my little finger this morning as I was trying to take something breakable away from her. So I’ve given her a new identity, as below: So there.

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December 6, 2011 0

Female Faces…

By in sketches, women

Charlize Theron, from the cover of a movie mag. I’ve been neglecting my blogging. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been drawing. Working on female faces here, trying to catch what’s special in a face that makes it a particular person. Easier to draw a generic face. But when you can’t get out to sketch real […]

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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 21, 2011 0

A Kelpie, a Vampire; other things.

By in horses, men, sketches, women

I drew these in black and white, because I’m practicing computer colouring. Seems like a lot of work!

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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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November 3, 2011 0

Pencil Portraits

By in men, sketches

Mahler I’m working on my portraiture chops, by drawing some faces out of an old “New York Times Book Review.” Tough to be technically good, and still contain a hint of personality. But that’s why we practice with these kinds of things, isn’t it? Young Orson Welles Hal Holbrook

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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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October 22, 2011 0

A Utopian Moment

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

Somebody asked me where the name “Utopia Moment” came from. It’s something I made up, when I was in a Brian Eno type of mood (he likes to give enigmatic titles to his pieces). I think it refers to the instant when everything feels perfect; but it’s so fleeting it’s hard to grab onto and […]

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October 4, 2011 1

New Comic – “The Golden Calf”

By in Uncategorized

I don’t really know where this comic came from, because it grew out of the first panel, and I took it from there without knowing about characters, or a joke, only that I had to do a six panel story. Guess I was influenced by reading about R. Crumb’s “The Book of Genesis,” because I’m […]

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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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