Blue

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Water color, oil pastel, chalk pastel.

Ah…. Ya I might have worked this one to long. I’m also not sure how I feel about it either, but I’m posting it anyway as I need to throw it out there.

So…

Ill edit this in the morning after some sleep and see how I feel about this.

Music: Black Keys. CC Adrock.
It was a blues night. X
Odd tie in I didn’t even notice.

The Trent

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Coloursoft pencil

I like these kind of days, but I have said that before. Get up walk slowly to get coffee, drink coffee, draw a picture , walk some more, draw some more have some more coffee…. Repeat.

Ended up down by the Trent river, it’s quiet high and the water is moving, likely a result of the flooding up Gravenhurst/Bracebridge area.

No sketching here, straight to the color pencils, let the pencil do it’s thing…

I’m going to go back to doing what I’ve been doing…. Kinda nothing, but something.

Music: Radiohead ‘Pablo Honey’
Cause it’s that kind of day.

Hunter at George

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Pencil 2B

Sitting in the sun on a bench in front of ‘dreams of beans’ and sipping a latte. The sun is out and although the weather AP says six degrees it feels more like 15 already, it’s already a beautiful day.

I like drawing buildings, they don’t move and they are challenging to get right; proportion, size, color, depth. I never get it quiet right but if I want quiet right of take a photo anyway.

Drawings are like taking souvenirs from places I’ve been. The chance to look back and smile.

Good morning.

Music. Radiohead ‘OK Computer

Sun, moon, rockets, balloons,music,letters.

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Pilot pen

So…
Sitting in Spanky’s eating pizza and drinking beer and drawing. Peterborough, you are a fun town, good food and good people.

These are fun cause they require very little thought. As a friend noted there are themes that move through these pieces. Freud would probably have a field day

Meh

Music: some amazing mixes here at the club.
A good night.

Scotch Glass

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Pencil 2B

Just sitting in the highland pub in Ottawa, had a great roast beef sandwich and good company with friends.

This is a scotch glass that is (partly) filled with a ‘sipping’ portion of Balvenie 14 yr Rum cask, quiet good smooth and tasty.

Love days like this.

Ah….
Right
Music: Gordon Lightfoot on the radio.

Guitars in the living room

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Sharpie

The sharpie is getting a little tired. Which means the blacks aren’t as black and the tip isn’t as sharp(ie) so basically it has a whole different charm.

I was going to use a pilot pen as well but then decided I didn’t want the fine lines, so I left it alone. The shading and the texture of the paper worked well to capture the feel, the light, the dark.

Hate the way the strat’ turned out… But the P bass looks awesome.

Meh

Selfdeprecatingegocentricblogcontent

I mean if you can’t criticize and pat yourself on the back in one sentence what is the point of a blog?

Music: Silence

So… Listen with me, I can hear;
My ears ringing
The wind in the trees
The cars on the street
The compressor of the refrigerator
A moving chair
A child’s cough
A running tap
A subtle crack
The building sleeping
The water in the heater
The drizzle on the window
My need to sleep

Candle

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Pencil 2B

Sitting having dinner at ‘The Atlantic‘ I caught myself staring at the candle and how the glass ‘disappeared’ into the table, an interesting challenge.

So interrupting dinner and conversation I sketched it. Thank you to my dinner companion for allowing the interruption.

Nice little pic.

Music; background music, hipster ambient stuff… Only half paying attention.

Living room

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Charcoal

Fixer stinks like shit. It permeates my space and makes everything smell like a caustic aerosol. I can’t stand it.

It’s required though, especially with charcoal. Still I feel a little bit of my brain dies every time I fix a piece of art.

I really hated this about half way through, I almost tore it up. But it’s a bit of an internal fight to see it through. I have found that dissatisfaction helps me let go a little and the process flows a little more smoothly as a result.

So in the end, once photographed, I kinda like this.

I like that it took about 30 minutes. That the perspective and depth work. That I stopped before I ruined it and that you do get a feel of the room. The few of you who have been here will get that.

I’m standing over the picture… It stinks.
Thank balls that’ll be gone by the morning.

Music: the blood and tinnitus in my ears, it’s quiet tonight.

I needed an evening with my thoughts
There’s a lot bouncing around in my head that needs filing and collating.

Dragon and Cyclops.

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Coloursoft pencils, pilot pens

I asked the kids what I should draw, besides bottles, sticks and the kitchen cabinets at my brothers place I kept asking for something more … Interesting

And I got dragon and cyclops.

I wanted to make a dragon cyclops but that wasn’t well received among the six to ten year olds, so I combined the two.

I don’t quiet like the lack of movement here, it seems a little static. It always amazes me how good some comic book artists are at capturing movement in a single frame.

Still a nice drawing.

Music; I was watching the leafs and senators game.
Hockey…. Whatever.