Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A doodle with a Pilot Hi-TecpointV7 black pen, colored with my computer.

My wife brought home a Pilot Hi-TecpointV7 fine point black pen the other day and I snagged it. I really like this pen and have just been doodling with it a bit.
This a hastily drawn self portrait of sorts. All of the line work was done with the Hi-TecpointV7 pen.
I was picturing myself as a dinosaur. I just had another birthday yesterday.

I was so surprised there was so much interest in this post that I am adding the original doodle. I would not call it a sketch, just a quick scribble as so much of my stuff is. Just an idea really. :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to all. And for me it's Merry Christmas. Good Cheer to all!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Sketch on Aquabee Bogus Recycled Paper

The materials used for this sketch were a blue Col-Erase pencil, Pilot Hi-Techpoint pen, a Sharpie white paint pen and a white colored pencil..
I sketched it out with the blue Col-Erase pencil then went over the lines I wanted to keep with the pen. When I was finished I used Gimp to filter out the blue pencil. Most of the blue anyway.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Our cat Bella's second birthday and a new banner in her honor.

It's our cat Bella's second birthday! So, I made a banner for my blog in her honor.
It's hard to believe she's two already. Her name is Bella because she was found in a box at the Taco Bell on one cold and blustery fall evening here in Oregon.
Bella is just as sweet as can be, but still quite busy at two. She's always interested in what we are doing here, frequently getting involved. She plays with her toys and she rules over our three dogs with her sharp claws and teeth. We have to tell her to stop picking on them sometimes! Even the German Shepard is respectful of her. They've all found their order of things and get along fabulously, though.
So, happy birthday kitty. I didn't want another cat after our last one died, but I am glad Aunt Bee and Chumley talked me into it!

I have had this post up for a few days, but thought I would add how this piece was done. (I just learned.)
It started out as a blue col-erase pencil sketch. Next I went back over the lines I wanted with a soft pencil. Then I scanned, filtered out the blue lines and darkened with Photoshop. Finally colored with Photoshop. Actually an easy process and there are a lot of tutorials and links on the "net" as to how to do this.
I have been teaching myself how to draw, paint and illustrate, so I thought I would share my processes with anyone wanting to know.