Archive for the ‘Quicksketch’ Category

Sketchbook Nonsense

July 6, 2012

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Late Night Sketching

February 8, 2012

Here is a  time lapse session of me sketching delightful nonsense with straight pen & ink.  It’s important to have fun in your sketchbooks!

Music by me.

More Late Night Sketching

September 12, 2011

More Late Night Quick Sketches

November 22, 2009


Painting With Rage

May 31, 2009

RageScreenShot-smlNo, I’m not painting while furiously clenching my teeth and fists. I’m using ArtRage. RhhaaA!. ArtRage is a cheap, downloadable painting program for Mac & PC. I love it because it’s so basic, or should I say streamlined. There’s not a million ways to do one thing. You just paint & draw. If you already use Painter, ArtRage will probably drive you nuts, but it’s a great tool for folks like me that have always used Photoshop & never really cared to get into Painter.

Anyway, I’m not writing a review here. I’m just excited about the work I’m doing using ArtRage. In fact I’m developing a book & planning a show based on the stuff I just started making. More info on that later.

Quicksketch

May 23, 2009

3bA little somethin’ somethin’ using ArtRage & my new tablet. Did I mention that I’m in love with my new tablet (a small Intuos4). To start with, the surface feels much more natural. My old Graphire is so dang slippery. I have to press everything way too hard to get any results. Just writing my name or signature is near impossible.

If you have an old Graphire with a clear, hard plastic cover…. upgrade! Don’t be stubborn. Trust me, I scratched away on that crap for a good three years.

Oh, I also posted some new beach sketches here.

Sketch Gallery Update

April 7, 2009

I know quite well that drawing from life is invaluable to me as an artist.  I don’t however, do it nearly as much as I feel I should.  And so here we are… I finally got down to the beach with my trusty pens and a sketchpad.  I drew a wee bit of cat puke, but once I warmed up I cranked out some pretty fun stuff- stuff I’m actually proud of.  Now I feel a little less intimidated by the notion of sketching in public.  It’s really tough, but the only way to get good is… well, it’s kinda obvious now isn’t it.

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