Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas, a Volkswagen Bus drawn colored with GIMP and placed in a back ground.

I wanted to get this idea down, but didn't have much time before Christmas. I seem to be caught up in the festoonities going on around here. 
Just a quick pen sketch colored and pasted onto a picture I got from Morguefile. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Another rainy day in Portland a sketch of a chimp in a raincoat.

I just wanted to see what a chimp in a raincoat might look like, so I drew one. Gordon's Fisherchimp, I guess.
It's supposed to be raining hard for the rest of the week here in Portland according to the weatherman.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Ink and Watercolor Wash Sketch of a 1969 Chevy C10 Pickup

This is a card I made for a friend of a 1969 Chevy Pickup. Just a sketch, really.
My friend lives here in Portland, now, but lived in Hawaii before.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A 1951 Jaguar XK120 Pen and Watercolor Sketch

This was a loose line pencil sketch that I inked the lines and watercolored. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Birhtday Card of Our Cat Sylar

Here is a hasty card for one of my son's girlfriend's birthday. Done with a pen and some markers laying around the house here.
From the cat who sings in the hall at night.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Cartoon drawing a 1953 Chevy

This is a quick one I did while watching tv. I was just playin with lines and shapes more than anything. It was drawn with ink and colored with GIMP. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

This is a hasty cartoon of my friends dog. My friend also has a pair of cockatiels.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Monkey Skateboarder a pencil sketch

I am just starting to draw again and I am enjoying it a lot. This is a quick one from yesterday. I was going to do it in ink, but wound up with a number 2 pencil...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

1960 Studebaker Lark Illustrated with GIMP as a Cartoon

Recently my old Macbook died. So right now I am using an old PC, running a Linux distribution, Ubuntu Studio. This is a free operating system that comes bundled with graphics, audio and video programs, also free.
I found there was a steep learning curve on the installation, but I have it running just like I want it now.
One of the graphic programs is GIMP. Similar to, but not as polished as Photoshop. 
Here is a cartoony oxydized red Studebaker Lark. It started out as a rough pencil sketch, scanned, inked and colored with GIMP. I also want to mention that I use a Bamboo digital pad which works fine with my Linux laptop.
One of my first cars was a 1960 Studebaker Lark.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Another pencil sketch colored with Photoshop

This is a pencil sketch, colored with my computer. I kept the coloring scheme pretty simple. I still haven't though of a caption for it. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Valentines Card: Hypochondriac Love

My wife Bee and I got some time alone the other day and our conversation got off track.  Not to make light of any maladies, it's just that Bee's comments didn't work with my romantic maneuvering.
Anyway, this card is going to be for her this year along with the usual stuff. Candy, flowers and dinner.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A Life Drawing

Yesterday I felt like going to a figure drawing session. First time since November.
This is a 25 minute sketch.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

VW Bug

This is a pencil drawing. I couldn't get a decent scan, but I kind of like it anyway. I am thinking of inking it and coloring it  with my computer. I will probably loose the eye. though.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Some masks and a Voodoo Gator

This one started as as some pencil sketches of masks that I saw on the internet.  The masks jogged my imagination and a Voodoo Gator appeared. 
I inked the pencil sketch page and colored it with Photoshop and digital pad.