Posts Tagged ‘paintings’

April 2, 2012 0


By in cats, digital, men, paintings

A couple of quick digital paintings I did on my little computer (an Asus EEE subnotebook) while chatting with a friend. This is good, because it means I’m generally getting more relaxed with it! Still so much to learn. Check this page, for instance. I should post most of my useful digital painting training links, […]

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March 8, 2012 0


By in digital, men, paintings

More digital fun. Yay!

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February 6, 2012 0

Watercolour Baby and Other Things.

By in men, paintings, sketches, watercolour

Actually painted a portrait of somebody’s baby the other week. Looked nothing like this one, who was just practice for baby paintings. Can’t show the portrait, because it hasn’t been given to the recipient yet. Then there’s this freaky smiling guy, again rendered in good old-fashioned watercolour.

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February 4, 2012 0

Colours and Shapes

By in paintings

Gotta pay more attention to landscapes and backgrounds. Also practicing with the “Pen Tool.”

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February 4, 2012 0

Pile of Paintings

By in men, paintings, sketches, watercolour, women

These are simple, but done with different techniques and programs. Up above is purely digital, drawn and painted in Photoshop. The guy below was drawn in Adobe Illustrator according to a pencil sketch, then coloured in Photoshop. I’m happy with the ink lines I’m able to create, and they’re fast to do, too. This strange […]

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January 19, 2012 1

All-digital Airplane

By in paintings

This took me a bit of time, but taught me a lot about digital painting, and making clean lines in illustrator and photoshop. It started life as one of my silly little sketches, so it’s not a real kind of airplane. I’m experimenting with different lines to see which ones are the prettiest and fastest […]

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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 4, 2012 0

Blue Period

By in men, paintings, watercolour, women

Happy New Year’s, all three of you visiting this blog! It’s business as usual at Utopia Moment. I’m still playing with my Wacom Intuos, but I also enjoy the old school tools. These are a pile of faces, in gloomy watercolours. I’m very happy that my local art store has returned to stocking this paper […]

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October 16, 2011 0

Science Fiction Experiment

By in men, paintings, watercolour, women

Got carried away painting something in one of my books. The more complex you make it, it seems the more the flaws show up. Oh well, I enjoyed doing it. Trying to manage my lights and darks, my perspective, also my colour palette. The interesting thing about doing these is that they never quite get […]

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August 17, 2011 0

Cheerful Misanthropy Comic

By in paintings, watercolour

I like children, but have seen a lot of complainers, and put-upon moms. This one wasn’t written as much as it sort of fell out of my subconscious. I’m uncomfortable about it (hence the title), but it’s just paint and paper. Painting comics like this seems to take about as long as drawing them in […]

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August 9, 2011 0

Painting Away the Blues

By in cats, men, paintings, ruttan's place, sketches, women

Painting and drawing stuff makes me feel better. here’s are some things from yesterday and this morning! Above is Bamako the Black Cat, whom I’m taking care of for the moment, and an Evil Skwirl. Below, some sketches from my balcony I drew with a ballpoint pen I just bought. Can’t resist trying out a […]

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July 28, 2011 0

Pretty Women

By in paintings, sketches, watercolour, women

I’m getting used to the idea that I’m not a particularly precise or careful painter, but the better pictures seem to be the ones I don’t fuss over too much. I’m not good at underdrawing and structure. When I try to use them, the results seem forced and stiff. I think these are nice, because […]

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June 30, 2011 0

Today’s Page

By in cats, paintings, sketches, watercolour, women

It’s awkward scanning things out of a ring-bound sketchbook. Pages are all “cockled” when it’s watercolour, and you can never get it to line up on the scanner. I also had to scan this page twice and “stitch” together, which also was a pain. Not to mention fixing that tree, which had a lot of […]

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June 27, 2011 0

New Pug Dog

By in dogs, paintings, sketches, watercolour

Reading, and inspired by the comic Beasts of Burden, by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson. Working on some animal stories, I promise! Okay, you’ve heard that before. Drawing pug dogs is fun. Not sure about the dogs themselves. One once got loose in this apartment when I left the door open. Discombobulated the cats. I […]

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