Posts Tagged ‘planes’

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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December 16, 2011 0


By in sketches, watercolour

This feels slightly less demented than most of my offerings, but I’m probably kidding myself. All the same, I feel more control of my medium and the effects it creates, and also my drawing. Hooray!

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June 18, 2011 0


By in men, paintings, watercolour

Been slacking off on the sketch-blogging, I’m afraid. Will have to get back into it. i.e. don’t give a darn about what I post!

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February 5, 2011 0

Red Things

By in horses, women

Just a red ochre pencil. Various objects and figures.

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October 6, 2010 0

Funny faces and a Yellow Plane

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

Feeling more confident about my watercolour work. That means, along with doing stuff in my books, I’ll work on some stretched, better-quality paper, which will make things smoother, and easier to scan. I like painting in the books, and putting a lot of effort into preparing something makes me nervous, and leads to bad drawings. […]

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September 22, 2010 0

Monochrome, but Bi-Planes and Tri-Planes.

By in dogs, men, sketches, watercolour, women

… but first, a Moonbeam McSwine type. Most of the sketchbook drawings come about as a “hey, a dog would look nice over there,” or a lot of things on a page. Rarely any planning. Actually, I have to work on that. Setting myself a subject ahead of time, and accomplishing it.

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September 1, 2010 0

More junk I’ve been drawing

By in horses, men, sketches, watercolour, women

Haven’t had all that much time, so I’m putting up some odds and ends I’ve drawn. The aging guy heads were copied, more or less, from the book Drawing People, by Barbara Bradley. Flying things, and a nerdy kid. An old-fashioned “War of the Worlds” tripod, and a farmer’s cart. Why? I have no idea.

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August 1, 2010 0

Finicky Darn Watercolours

By in cats, men

Gosh, watercolours are so tough! All those many things to control. And things can go wrong so easily. You need skill, and also, I’m finding out, strong confidence to carry it off. Good abilities to practice. I’m obviously not the super-smooth kind of artist like Jim Woodring or Vargas, but it’s fun to work on […]

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June 8, 2010 0

Saint Denis and other places…

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

…such as inside my head. I got out of the apartment around noon, and walked to rue Saint Denis, to sit in a coffee shop and draw passers-by. Unfortunately, the weather, while great for kite-flying, soon got a little sprinkly. So, I only managed the above sketch of a woman, bundled up. This guy below […]

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February 16, 2010 0

…Still More

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

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December 27, 2009 0


By in men, sketches

Some kind of aerial flyer gentleman.

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November 3, 2009 1

Back from the Funeral

By in Uncategorized

We had the funeral for my Dad today, at Christ Church, our old family church in Calgary. A very nice Anglican Service. Lots of hymns, and I felt about 13 years of age trying to sing with them. The key was never right, and I was either grumbling basso, or trying to do falsetto. Never […]

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July 11, 2009 0

Birthday and Back on the Balcony

By in men, sketches, women

My browser wasn’t cooperating, and I wasn’t going to be able to post these pictures. But something shook loose. Leading off above is a B-Day card for a friend, who likes military things. Below, a walking girl: And a woman director: Random guys on a page:

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June 8, 2009 0

Another weekend

By in sketches, watercolour

Just some stuff I drew over the weekend. “Gagnon Fridays” are on hiatus for a bit, as we figure out a new place to meet. I liked the old one, but it takes two to get together. Hope something happens. I enjoyed those. Rough pic of a P-38 lightning above. Below, these drawings are separate, […]

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