Posts Tagged ‘sketches’

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 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 15, 2012 0

Digital Cat Painting

By in cats, sketches

Painted this digitally at a friend’s, after her feline companion. Still working on brushes, colour mixing, etc.

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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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January 13, 2012 0

Woman in a Bikini

By in sketches, women

Yes, she’s in a bikini, but she’s got a personality, so I don’t think she’s just being an object. This is another drawing, in real ink this time, which I coloured with the computer.

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January 12, 2012 1

Digital Paintings

By in sketches

Thanks to this site here, I’ve taken baby steps in digital painting. Not easy for me! Had to learn about brushes, mixing colours, transparency, layers, and flow. I recommend the lessons here to give you a hint of how to proceed. I still haven’t been able to cobble together a decent palette, but will work […]

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January 7, 2012 1

Simple Cat, Too!

By in cats, sketches

I should have blogged more, but I’m still playing with my Wacom Pen. well, here’s this.

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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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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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December 14, 2011 0


By in cats, men, sketches, watercolour, women

Still painting random faces, from DVDs, and my squirming imagination. Kind of enjoying it at the moment. Some bonus kitty-cats as well.

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December 12, 2011 0

What’s New in the Sketchbook?

By in horses, men, sketches, watercolour, women

Seem to spend a lot of time there. Here are some colour things:

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December 10, 2011 0

Troll Girl

By in sketches

I suppose this counts as fan art for this comic here, but I’ve never read the comic. Not that I’m not into French comics. This was another experiment in comic colouring, and I did everything wrong, technically speaking. Still, I’m getting the hang of it. Live and learn!


December 9, 2011 0

Passive-Aggressive Birds

By in sketches

I wanted to put this cartoon up before some internet low-life steals the idea! That’s because I mentioned it on Twitter. @AJKandy thought that the birds would file nuisance complaints with the city until the pigs move away, while @MrBillyBones said that “You launch them at things, but they just bounce off …and then pout.”

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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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