Saturday, November 12, 2011

Beauty & Beast 2 WIP.

Another week with limited drawing time, but I have this on the board
to keep me busy. No inking time this week, gotta find more time.
This is Beauty and the Beast again, going for a little more energy
and more finished pencils, going for a cleaner ink finish.

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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Simpson's Box.

More fun with Photoshop.
Another page for the photo
book...going for a comic
book feel.

Boys are wacky!


Sunday, November 06, 2011

Frank & Wolf Inks.

Sunday afternoon inking...working with the brush
and nibs again. Loose lines, keeping the energy.


Sea Spiral and the Digger Boys.

I finished off the colouring page, got a little behind this week
due to some extra work.

I'm putting together a photo book for the Family...
having some fun with Photoshop.

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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Sea Spiral-WIP.

I ran out of ink in the middle of this page, gotta pick up
a few more fine liners. This shows my process of creating
colouring pages, starting with blue-line pencil and finishes with
fine black lines. Nothing too complicated...keeping it fun.

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Parade

Got this done Halloween day. Not something I've actually seen,
but would be really fun to experience. A little fun with costumes
and props, and architecture.

Happy Halloween.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fast Food.

I did most of this page on my lunch and coffee breaks.
Blue pencil straight to ink, quick and easy and keeping it fun.
This was inspired from a coupon flyer from a burger joint...
leading to FAST FOOD and Wacky Races.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Nursery Rhymes

I like working in two different styles. The clean lines for the colouring books
are more relaxed. While the brush pen and nibs requires more control to vary the line
weights. I juggle between the two and keep the drawing board entertaining.

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

OZ Warriors-Inks.

Sometimes we have to "raise the bar" and strive for something better,
set a personal goal and work towards it. It gives me personal satisfaction
to see this work at this stage, colours is the next challenge.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

WIP Sketch Out.

Here are two versions of OZ Warriors...getting a little more
elaborate and involved. I started the inks at the last show,
will post the finished page on the weekend.

I am playing around with a few more characters and the story
to tie it all in. Below are Frankenstein and Werewolf.
Having lots of fun with these posters.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Angel with Swords.

I started this one a week ago and finished
inking at the Tattoo Show. (A little slow
for traffic on the first day- I made use of
the time.) This month is turning out a lot
of ink work..."Inktober" is something
I heard coined, for a group of Artist
producing inked work for the month.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Beauty and the Beast Inked.

Sometimes you start a drawing with a few odd shapes,
a whisper of an idea and things fall into place.

I dug out my pen and nibs...and things flowed from there,
the lines dictated direction and energy.

This was a fun little project, and this gives me more ideas
and inspiration to draw more.



Beauty & Beast Inks (WIP)

Couldn't do this in one sitting...about one hour of inks done.
I'm tempted to pick up the crow-quills now. I'll have to finish
this tonight. I take a lot of freedom at the inking stage, there
is spontaneity in the lines keeping things entertaining.
(The hair thingy on Beauty might have to go.)


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Snake Charmer Inks.

This was done with the #0 Windsor Newton brush
with Faber Castell finishes for detail. I was trying to make
pin ups with little or no backgrounds...props suggesting more
of a story. Sometimes things get away from me and the drawing
asks for more. This was the case on this piece, I kept on adding snakes
growing organically like the brush strokes.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Pin-Up 2.

It has been a productive weekend, giving up a bit of Family time,
but I am making more art.
"Snake Charmer" has me on the right track,
more developed and involved.
This is my take on "Beauty and the Beast".
The weaponry and props adds a little more
to the story.Could be fun to tell.

Inks take a little longer...check back later.

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Sunday, October 09, 2011

Pin-Up 1.

I have the Tattoo Expo happening soon, we have an artist group
set up, selling pin-up artwork. I am making some last minute
additions to my inventory.
I don't like to rush things, but deadlines have to be made.
The final inks are done with a Widsor Newton sable brush,
instead of the Kuretake refillable (which has started to loose its point).
I paid extra for those brushes, but well worth it. Dipping into ink,
loading the brush does take longer. Getting into a rhythm is key.

I am happy with the result.

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Monday, October 03, 2011

Colouring Pages.

 I've had these pages sitting on the back burner, finally got
to inking them...more for the next show I'll be at.

The bottom one is a work in progress.
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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Words on the Go! (Added some pictures too.)

I cheated a bit...adding pictures to
"Words on the Go." another travelling book
from the Calgary Public Library.

I try to keep things entertaining and hope
a few people will like the entry.

Look out for the book at your Public Library and
maybe make an entry for yourself?

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Travelling Sketchbook 2.

This is the finished entry.

There is a Travelling Book/Journal also circulating in the Calgary
Public Library system. It asks for contributions: journal entries,
notes, poetry, short stories about Art & Culture.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Calgary Travelling Sketchbook 2011.

The Calgary Public Library has three sketchbooks circulating in the city,
I managed to grab it today. It invites the public to contribute art work
(doodles, sketches, paintings...etc) directly on the pages. Anyone with a
CPL card can reserve the book. (Book code 39065096364458 )

The one I have is from the Southwood branch, the other two are at
Crowfoot and Shaganappi.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bug Town Doodles 2.

Little bug transportation...they can fly or crawl,
but giving hem something to ride in is more fun.

I'm still finding my way through this one, looking for direction
and see who pops up with a good story.

This is me at play on my lunch breaks,
looking for a story to tell.

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Back to Bug Town.

I've come back to something I started a couple of years ago,
developing for a new book project. Taking it one page at a time,
and designing characters and environments as I go along.

I'll keep everything at a rough stage for now,
let the story grow on it's own. Keeping it fun.

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Saturday, July 09, 2011


Drawing at Comic-Kazi on a bright and windy,Saturday afternoon.
I think there was some kind of a race playing out on this picture...
rooting for number 57.


Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Umbrella: Inks

Inking can be fun.
Lighting effects can really change
a picture.


Monday, July 04, 2011

Draw Calgary: Inks.

Some changes made, no Talisman Center,
hand moved, eye brows gone.

Little houses were fun to do.
Mostly brushwork with added fine liner.


Sunday, July 03, 2011

Wishes & Dreams Version 1.

This was the initial sketch for my CCEE 2011 Art Book
contribution. I went a simpler composition on a second
version, but there is still like the dragon on this one which was

Inks are done with the Kuretake brush pen.


Friday, July 01, 2011

CATerpillar & Mushroom Man: Inks.

Finished inks done mostly with a Kuretake brush pen.
I find the lines are smoother with this brush, than the
Windsor Newton sable hair and the ink flow is more
consistent. Bonus, no dipping in ink.

Starting on my 12 page comic this week,
so posts may slow down a bit.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cat-erpillar and Mushroom Man.

This is my current favourite. Started with the
Mushroom Man, then cat and Faerie. Just like the flow
of it. I'm building up a backlog of pages to ink.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Poe & Umbrella.

I have started taking 11"X17" sheets of paper with me to work.
I draw in transit ,and on coffee breaks and lunch. I can actually
get a lot done in that time.
Inking is another thing altogether,
I have to really concentrate on the line work for that.
Not something I want to do on the bus.

The pencils are pretty loose, enough to get the energy
and ideas down.

A lot of times, I just lay the shapes down
and see what comes out on the paper.
Almost like magic, I add everything, little by
little, developing like a Polaroid picture...
except its all done in pencil, then ink.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Draw Calgary.

Pencils on a new one. still moving some of the elements
around and playing with scale. This is the second version.
I've always liked drawing the Calgary Tower,
a city landmark, a constant on the skyline.

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Serpent Fire: Stage 3 Inks (WIP)

This is the inks over loose pencil lines. Much of the finishes
are dictated by the ink and brush. I go with the flow,
let it bloom and grow, line by line. I use very few
touch ups to clean the lines (with gouache or opaque white).

Earlier versions of colouring pages were done with
a technical pen, fixed width. The brush lines offer more
volume, variations in the line.

I had to stop close to the bottom...normally I would
finish a page at one sitting. I will finish this today.

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Finished inks,combination of Kuretake brush pen
and Windsor Newton. More control over the W.N,
but takes a little longer, having to dip into the ink and
longer drying time.

(9:26 PM.)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Serpent Fire: Stage 2.

I worked on top of the original CCEE sketch,
adding and taking away some of the elements.
Inking stage to follow, more refinements to the line work,
spontaneous development.



Thursday, June 23, 2011

Serpent Fire.

This was the last image I was working on at CCEE.
A continuation of the colouring book project, the pages
were popular at my table...sold them all as well as the
collected book. I'll be working on new designs.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Wishes and Dreams CCEE 2011.

This was my contribution to the 2011 CCEE
Art Book. I think I signed more books than last year.
Fun to and love to share the work.

The original inked page went up for auction to benefit
Make a Wish Foundation. I hope it has found a good home,
with someone who really appreciates the work I've done.

Thanks for stopping by and actually visiting me.
Awesome to see so many good friends I've made
in this creative community.