The Farm

imageOut of practice …

imageBut a nice quiet way to start the day


Stick Men




This isn’t really all me, it’s my son and I. He said he wanted a big sheet of paper
‘On the desk?’
‘No, down here on the floor dad.’
Then he drew a large square and sat up, looking at it. ‘I think we should draw a picture of warriors. Can you draw some warriors with me dad?’

I like the Cyclops with the crazy helmet and chain saws. (They all need helmets) and the Dragon at the top. I did the poka-dot Dragon at the bottom cause I have learned that when I am drawing with, as opposed to for, a child you draw down a little. With my son if it don’t he get discouraged cause and say ‘I can’t draw that’ and steps away.

This drawing was a but of an exercise in monkey see monkey do as I copied some of his ideals (the dragon) and he copied some of mine (the sword fighters).

I think it’s a fun drawing, it fills the page and engages the eye, look at it a couple times.


Music: Mumford and Sons

Red Squares on Yellow



Well I didn’t expect that.
I love it when that happens, I basically washed the paper and stood back, what to do? I like it when the pen/brush does the work for me.

I realized quickly that my squares weren’t all going to be the same size as I was free handing this. So I started messing around with their sizes and just let that flow.

Once that was done I added the shadows, it’s hard to see but there is a bunch of red in those shadows as well.
I deliberately used larger and smaller shadows to create ‘depth’ on the page, it kinda works.

This was a fun exercise in working a simple shape by hand and trying to make it as uniform as possible.


Music: 80s hair metal!!!
Scorpions, Poison, Dokkon, Whitesnake, Mötley Crüe, Warrant, Van Halen, Stryper, Iron Maiden, Winger….I still know all the words.




So… How can one resist a blank chalkboard? I was downstairs at Pizza Libretto and was greeted by a chalk board with a simply ‘heart-pizza’ on it, and a whole row of chalk.

So I did a quick drawing. Since I was out on the bike, a bike drawing seemed appropriate.

Music: classic rock on the radio.