Paper periodically posts personal profiles

Paper by 53 periodically posts profiles of users:  today, I am honoured:

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Happy #Caturday!

Doug Rogers has created some of our favorite #madewithpaper cats and we thought today would be the perfect (purrrfect) day to share his #PaperProfile.

Doug hails from London, Ontario (Canada) and has been the stay-at-home dad in his family. He’s “always made art, cartoons, illustrations, signs, advertising art, caricatures, and comic strips.”

We asked Doug how he uses Paper and he said, “For fun, work, personal journaling images. Used Paper for final art images, and preliminary sketching. As others say, it’s the go to beginning. Fast to load, quick easy tools. And if you’re careful and meticulous, rare for me, capable of producing finishing art.”

When asked about Paper-specific projects Doug told us, “Paper was perfect for iPad drawing in museums where cameras and wet mediums are reasonably forbidden. It was a whole pocket paintbox. So I used it throughout a visit to Europe. And I was using it to redraw photos from a road trip where passing landscapes were photographed out a moving car window.”

Thanks Doug!

Four of Doug’s favorite drawings are below and you can see more of his work here:


What is understood. 

Digging up some old garden gnomes

Paper is shifting its image sharing system to something else, meanwhile, if you type dougrogers on paper into Google, you get a search page with various links to my stuff in various places.

I did so, and also browsed down to the images link. There is a BUNCH of stuff that has nothing to do with me. But I did find an older re-purposed and re-coloured image, fairly credited at . Warning! NSFW garden gnomes!

Cool. Granted, the links from the source of the cartoon are old, and broken, and the email address is long abandoned. Google digs old stuff. I’m not so sure it accurately illustrates the article. But garden gnomes are funny.

Here is the original cartoon in the Google Drive folder of Londoner Cartoons.

At Sunfest Victoria Park #ldnont

Deck chair with cat.

The weather.

The deck chair

Improv and a mark

arctic landscape collage
Something for a coldish day

It was a small thing at the time. Or so it seemed. But watching the after-show improv set at Second City, and doing some time with London’s small Theatre Sports group prompted a kind of license. I learned that it was okay to say, “Yes”, to trust that someone could catch the thrown idea and improve it, to not possess it, to not control it, to not own it.


As to making art, then, it was perfectly allowable to just make a mark and trust the process, without control, accept the next thought that came along, or not, and make a drawing.

“David what’s the most important thing about improv?” Someone else asked.

“The where. You see…” He pointed to someone across the circle. “You’re feet are placed on of each other rather curiously – what does that mean?”

So, I was looking for an image to put up here, and stumbled on this older collage, made from cut out scraps of previous failed paintings but with some unintended, but wonderful marks, becoming suggestive of other things in a different context, and a few slaps of fresh paint.


Somewhere beside the road

Big blue mug at Fireroasted

Fireflies and stars.

Water jug in Zen brush app

Maybe a little overdone. 

Deck chair

Yes, lots of you have been here before: drawing with Apple Pencil on an iPad Pro. Well, this is day two. And if you believe, if you’ve read somewhere, that the 10.5 iPad Pro somehow isn’t worth it, you’re not the right audience. Get out. 

Traded the iPad Air 2. And this fits in my bag. And it couldn’t be more perfectly suited to this narrow vertical market of people who want to make drawings. 

While ‘yer waitin’ fer the train… 

Miss High Haughty, Queen of all Tuxedos


Miss fuzzy cat. Every once in a while I look out for a new way to render her magnificent shagginess.