Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Deer in the City

This is my neighbourhood just after the recent snow.
These fellows were friendly.
I fed them some apples.
I guess my sketching characters have come to life!
What fun!
I wonderf if the black line is as pleaseing to the eye as the lighter outline?
My first design is on my other blog

Monday, December 17, 2007


It's been quite a week.
To keep this blog up to date I am posting some little pen sketches i've been doing on the side while watching TV.
Christmas is coming on fast.
I am not ready for it and I thought I was.
I haven't made Christmas cards this year and I am realizing it is too late!
That's Santa hiding from me behind that tree.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Creative Process this week

1. The painting.

2. Converting it to a line drawing.

3. Adding flat colour to the vector file.

4. playing with colour in the vector mode.

Maybe I have broken through the block I have experienced over ths past while.

I've been playing with a rooster drawing this week.

I started with a sketch from about five photos of different roosters I have on hand.

First I made some large rough drawings on a sketch pad.

Then I went back to the drawings and worked one of them up into a more detailed line sketch.

Then I stuck him up on the window and I traced him onto a piece of water colour paper 18" x 24 ".

I painted him with watercolors. After that was done and after staring at him for a couple of days and seeing all the flaws, I decided to make him into a tight line drawing fo scanning. Once into the computer I converted him with Corel TRACE to a vector file and colored him in. I tried out a few different ways. I can go on forever with this. It is fun. Not productive at all (maybe) but fun.

And below you can see the little animation I made as an experiment.

So. Now what? Hmmmm.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

An Experiment

It is raining in Vancouver today. Going out just means rain and traffic so I am staying home to play with my drawings and designs.

I am experimenting with this video upload idea.

I have been experimenting with this rooster design of mine. I hope it will upload.

If it will then anything can happen from now on. What fun!