Books for Tingest are built

February 16, 2016

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Well…. Books for Tingfest are built and sent off and ordered. They will each be a limited edition of twenty. One of those has to go to Library and Archives Canada. I wouldn’t mind keeping one for myself, if that’s alright with you. As to any of the other books I’ve printed and distributed, well… I was supposed to send one copy of those to Library and Archives, too. My bad.

It’s not my usual habit to post a Mix from Paper by 53 here. Doodlinby posted the frames. Someone posted some watercolour spots in the frames. This seemed the next obvious choice.

Be alert!

July 22, 2014

Retromatic photo filter app was free yesterday. I had just drawn the cat and dropped it in. It’s an old jokey pun I heard as a kid that thought was funny. Still think it’s funny. That just shows you.

I can haz free cat books?

I can haz free cat books?

I’m switching out stuff from Dropbox to Google Drive. The eight wallpapers I posted earlier have a new home, and all the free ebooks, cats and landscapes are also there.

The 100 cats (nearly 150 cats only $0.99!) ebook is still at iTunes, along with the also free ebook, 20 Monsters.

more 22 cats front cover

A tiny delightful book of cat art

It’s available at this dropbox link:

Looking back 1 v.2

September 5, 2013

I think I fixed the composition problems from the first version. Looking back on Vernazza in the Parco Nazionalle de Cinque Terre, Italy.

Blown through

June 17, 2013

Sometimes, it’s not clear what its about. Pen & Ink app has come out with an update and some new brushes.

Blue cat

June 12, 2013

There were a number of variations of this image. I keep coming back to this one. Otherwise, been busy stripping woodwork, moulding, and spindles on some old stairs.


May 22, 2013

Impress is a new, free drawing app. I think the developer decided to take some very few elements from Paper and write the code. Sometimes things show up like they are ‘proof of concept’, or like they are an end of coding school project. Either the choices made here are deliberately restrictive and made by a designer, or fetishistically driven to oversimplification for interface clarity.

What I said in my G+ post:

Always a sucker for a new art app, I downloaded Impress, which I think is a coding school year end project. Extremely limited in terms of tools, insanely restrained interface. It’s worth a look, if you want a challenging drawing environment, and I mean that in a good way.

What I said in my iTunes store review:

This gets an A as a beginning, as a proof-of-concept, as an exercise in code and interface, as a senior class project, as an application to a coding job. As a drawing app, you immediately expect more, because there are so many other drawing apps that do more with more brushes and more choices. And actually one of the strengths here is this almost fetishistic restraint to oversimplify. If you’re looking for an app that makes your drawing decisions challenging, as in – how can I do this? – then this is a great app for adding discipline and challenge to your choices. The tools are simple and easy to understand. My only complaint is the decision to make the transparency slider so small. I need stylus to hit it.

Black cat 2

May 17, 2013

Black cat 1

May 16, 2013

Wraparound cat

May 13, 2013

20 Monsters

April 25, 2013

20 Monsters is a collection of fanciful cartoon monsters and accompanying doggerel.
The free ebook 20 Monsters is available on the iTunes bookstore.

You can review the Monsters as blog posts here.


More scrounging and cross app application of tools.

Filter madness

March 14, 2013

Traced over a photo in Sketchbook Ink for the colour masses. Didn’t care for it very much. Downloaded Repix. Brought that drawing in for fooling about with.

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