Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All!

Just a hasty sketch from this morning. I haven't been drawing much lately, but hope to start again soon. 
So good cheer to friends and passers-by.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

A birthday card, Geisha Kitty

Just a quick one for our oldest son Chumley. It is not of our present cat, but a cat we had before who lived to a decent age. She was particularly close to Chumley when he was growing up.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Sketches in a small sketchbook

I forgot my sketchbook one day when my wife, Bee and I were out. I usually sit somewhere and sketch because of mobility issues while she goes about her business.
So, Bee graciously went a store near where we were and bought me a small sketchbook four by five inches or so.
Here are a few sketches in the small book so far.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Dancing cat pen and wash sketch.

Bee's gone dragon boating so it was a bit slow around here this evening. I practiced my watercoloring again. This is a sketch of one of our cats, Bella as a dancer.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sketch, pen and wash Balinese Cat.

My wife, Bee, and I are going to Brooklyn, NY to see my youngest son and his wife. So, because my mobility is quite limited I am taking my sketch book, pencils and pens. That way they can park me somewhere when they are sight seeing if I can't make it.
I was going to take my watercolor field box, but apparently Bee sent the bag that my paint was in to Goodwill.
I found a travel box at the art store on sale and in my price range that I think will be ok for sketching. It is a Raphael Watercolor Travel Box, seen here.
It doesn't have a burnt umber in it so I miss that a lot.
Anyway, here is a pen and wash sketch of Balinese cat trying out my new paints.
My scanner does funny things, but I think everyone can see it.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

To Sketches from this week

I was looking at old videos of The Cure and it struck me that the singer, Rober Smith, looked like Edward Scissorhands. I looked it up and sure enough Tim Burton, 
the director, was a big fan of The Cure.
Here is a very quick sketch of the Edward Scissorhands and Robert Smith on notebook paper.
Just Quick cartoons, not meant to be totally accurate.
I am probably the last one to get the connection.

Also this week I learned pictures that people take of themselves with their cell phones to share on social media are called selfies. I was thinking that when I don't have anything in particular that I want to draw I could draw some of the selfie photos I see,. Only I would make all the ladies princesses and all the guys hideous. 
This is one of my nephews.

Last, here is a video of The Cure.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

This is a card I did for one of Bee's nieces. She starts her internship soon. Her birthday is this week.
It is pen, colored with my computer. Using a digital tablet.

Monday, July 22, 2013

"55 Chevy?

This was just a slow cartoony one I did casually off and on yesterday and colored this morning. I think it's a 1955 Chevy.

I just thought I would add this one I did last week. I debated whether or not to publish it. I was looking at old pin ups and cartoons. I sketched this out and colored it.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

What this rescue dog did in his prior life.

Hi, all. This was a pen drawing I did the other day while watching tv. I just now got around to coloring it.
It was done using a friend's dog's photo as a reference. This dog is a rescue dog and it appears to be a full breed Boston Terrier.

Monday, June 24, 2013

One for fun, Songs of Shady Sisters.

Well, nothing is going on around here and I have a creative block of some sort. I did this one the other night just for fun. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Pencil Sketches from around Portland, Oregon.

Here are a few pencil sketches from out and about, here in Portland. Some done pretty quickly.
The first two are from Waterfront Park in Portland by the Hawthorne bridge. The second from and auction I went to about a month ago. I got a pretty good likeness of the auctioneer. 

From the park yesterday, June 5, 2013. Really nice weather.

Again from the waterfront a couple of weeks ago.

An auction I went to. I got a pretty good likeness of the auctioneer. 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Sketches from this week. Bella my cat wearing glasses and a foot and spider sketch.

I only sketched out a couple of things this week. A line drawing of my cat, Bella, which I colored and pasted on a back round photo. Plus a pencil sketch of a foot about to step on a tarantula.
Don't worry. Bella's eyes are fine, the glasses are just a fashion statement.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Crow comic, two sketches tied together.

Hello to everyone and anyone! Here are just a couple of sketches that I tied together with Photoshop. 

Shattered by The Rolling Stones on Grooveshark  

Friday, March 22, 2013

Prison Rat

This morning as I was waking up I could hear this song by Smashing Pumpkins, "Bullet With Butterfly Wings". While I was watching cartoons of prison rats.
When I finish my little sketch I looked for a bible verse to go with it and found this quote.

Friday, February 22, 2013

1956 Volkswagen Bus Cartoon

This was my project this week. I wanted to learn more about Photoshop and to use my Wacom Bamboo Pad for more than just coloring. 

It started out as a loose pencil sketch.

Inked with my computer.


After coloring my image I copied it and pasted it to a back round that I made. For the back round I used two images that I got from Morguefile, a free to use image site.
I just pasted the two images on top of each other and adjusted the opacity of both until I got what I wanted. Then added my text.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Fishing with a friend

The style of the cartoon person is just a bit different than I usually do. The eyes are bigger and the face is rounder. 
This was a fun quick drawing, colored with Photoshop.
I enjoy drawing all different body types. :)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Going to Eugene in an alternate universe

   I drew this last night and colored it today. Last week Bee and I visited my oldest son, Chumley, who is going to the University of Oregon in Eugene.
   I drive as I am able and drove some last week. We had fun. I watched the Niners beat the Falcons. Bee and Chumley went grocery shopping. Later we went to a Hamburger place that is a gluten free friendly Called Dickey Jo's.