Tuesday, June 24, 2008

how are you?

this is why i don't robotically answer "good" or "fine" to the daily asked "how are you?" or "how's it going?"
nailed it on the head. I make an effort to say how I really am doing, which most of the time, is not that great. "I'm doing OK" is a pretty standard answer. And, lots of the time, people don't like to hear anything other than "good" because "good" is easy to deal with. "how are you?" "good." "how about yourself?" "good." conversation done. continue with your day. Responding to anything other than "good" requires listening. Or not necessarily, maybe just an understanding nod, that yeah, life is not always a bowl of cherries. (no offense deb, just popped into my head, i liked the cherries) :D

anyway, enough ranting, here is mr. George Carlin, whom I just discovered today because he was mentioned on the radio, reporting his death.

WARNING: George is VERY un-PC, much swearing and sometimes touchy topics. Although not so much in this video. Just ignore the bad joke at the very end.

have a nice day

and, on that cheery note, I'm off on holidays to BC for a couple weeks! I should have new sketches from the trip up when I get back.

Friday, June 20, 2008

colored inksplat bird

ink, digital color

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ink, digital color

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Colored versions of an earlier drawing I did. I have a bit of a cold, so short on the comments this week. Brain not workin' so well.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

drip drip drip... goes the water

ink, felt marker, digital

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did a sketch of the bathroom taps tonight, and then played around with the drawing by tracing it, and then further coloring/fixing mistakes in Photoshop. Mundane subject matter, but i like the look of the drawing.

i have such an exciting life, i draw bathroom stuff on sunday night. :P it's fun for me anyway!

here's some process drawings & pics:

step 1: pencil sketch

step 2: trace over pencil sketch with ink (done on vellum paper so original sketch is not messed up)

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step 3: trace over ink drawing with felt marker for shadows (again done on separate paper)
felt marker

step 4: combine ink and felt marker drawing in Photoshop. Colored in Photoshop.





the lovely product placement shot. (I'm a convert to Faber-Cassel, thanks mom!)

Sunday, June 01, 2008

sketching walks


This was sketched on a walk thru Whitemud Ravine last weekend. Really pretty down there in the springtime. Found a good quiet spot in the trees and sat and sketched for a while. Discovered I need to bring a portable stool or something to sit on if I'm doing outdoor sketching. Cuz sometimes I saw something that I would like to sketch, but there was nowhere to sit (I sat on a log for this drawing). I took photos too, but drawing from life is better.


This was sketched on another walk, also through Whitemud Ravine.

graphite, brush pen, pencil crayon & blender pen

a rose that my roomate received.