Thursday, September 30, 2010


I'm working on improving that bard picture. I got a really nice paintover on CA that helped me realize where I'm going wrong. But in the meantime, another older image I've started repainting.

I was feeling kinda down today. I was looking at the stuff near the beginning of the blog and I don't feel like I've improved much in the way of inking or pencils. Then I remembered that I've mostly spent the last few years on improving my acrylics, digital inking and digital painting. So I guess I don't have much cause to feel bad...

(But I do anyway, because that's what Artists Do Best).

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cafe Neve

Neil really liked going there for coffee. We went there pretty much every other day for 2 weeks.

At one point we decided to have lunch there (try the green salad with bacon MMMM) and I got a chance to sit and sketch for a bit.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

St. Denis

Sketched this while sitting on the patio of Le Saint-Bock in the Latin Quarter of Montreal. They have good beer there.

I think this is one of the Frites Alors restaurants that I sketched out. It was dark, and I was somewhat beered up.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Goblin Fountain

A twitter sketch that I thought warranted some better treatment.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


No joke, just a little blurb I coloured up.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Chained Idol

I found this statue thing chained up behind a building that houses art studios.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wrestler WIP

A pic I was working on last week.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


For Sketch... I mean... Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Really zippy sketch.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mouse Knight

Did this speedpainting as a paintover of someone else's pic for the C&C forum on Concept Art, but now I feel kinda bad about posting it over there. I'm not sure it would actually help the person much and I don't want to discourage them. If anyone has thoughts about it I'd like to hear them.

In the meantime, I am posting it here because it's got nothing in common with the original apart from the general pose and idea. And it is a thing I did.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Firebrand the Gargoyle

Final pic for CHOW 213:

Ended up with a mashup of Coyote from Gunnerkrigg Court and Wind Waker. I think I'm pretty happy with this guy, though.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Gargoyle Designs

Rejected gargoyle designs for CHOW 213 (8-bit character redesign):

I picked Firebrand the Gargoyle from an 8-bit character lineup. I thought I'd redesign him as a kiddie-game character but eventually went with another approach.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Witch Girl

I ought to post more stuff. I'm always working on something. Not always bothering to post it until it's done, and sometimes it just doesn't get done.

A work in progress:

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Speed Painting

I feel like I've been too busy lately to do much drawing. Here's a quickie (30 min) painting to remedy that, at least a little.

From a photo I took a few years ago. Played around with perspective a bit.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Parc La Fontaine

It is danged difficult to draw people out in public without them shuffling around or noticing what you're doing.

Parc La Fontaine, Montreal.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Old Factory

Did some sketching from life while I was on vacation this summer. These are the remains of the Five Roses Flour factory on the waterfront.

Big, rusty, and looks absolutely gorgeous in the light of the setting sun.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Twitter Sketches

Weird sketches loosely based on Twitter posts!

What are they all about? I can't remember!