What? Who? Me?

January 20, 2016

Something ages old from Procreate. I was testing some integration from Paper, as I do like the fat pen tool, but Procreate has some nice chalks and charcoals.

Returning to it, it looked more interesting than I remembered. A few more charcoal smudges and it’s not too bad.

The old and the young

January 14, 2016

One is 23. One is 19.

Something I rarely do is paint from a photo, but this scene was likely going to change quickly. So, yes, I traced over the photo for the figure and forms, otherwise completely digitally hand painted free form. No filters, no sampling.

Just some silliness.

January 13, 2016


Just futzing around with importing something into Paper. That patch of orange colour has been run through numerous filters. Anyway, this is also an experiment to see if this image, sized elsewhere will appear ridiculously larger than necessary here.

Black cat on rocker

January 11, 2016

A quiet, dim corner, pale late evening light.

Hmmm…. is there no way to limit the size of images so they fit? Where is it?

UPDATE : The WordPress app provides a touch tap system to set a few fixed sizes. They don’t seem to successfully apply when updated. On the desktop through the browser, you need to use coarse large movement tools, like a trackpad or mouse to drag the corner of the image to overly precise scaling numbers. Neither tool works adequately.

Zen Tuxedo Cat.

January 5, 2016

  
Sleeping Tuxedo. Drawn in Zen Brush 2 app. Once again, this old boy is 19 years old. Sleep and eat is what he does. And quite vocally express his opinion about where you might be on his couch.

This app has some subtle brushes, and even as the colour choices are limited to red and black, inasmuch as I might like some other colours, the occasional and forced restraint yields wonderful drama.

Frenzy

December 22, 2015

  
We go through waves. The last months, in retrospect, have been tired, depressive, laden with gut pain. In the last weeks, not only have I felt better, but, as can be seen, fallow is over and creation begins. As always, just make a mark something will happen.

Auryn Ink and Procreate. 

This is my spot

December 17, 2015

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Maybe a little cheating using Procreate’s perspective grid. Well, for the couch anyway.

Mr 19 year old tuxedo cat sleeping.

Shaggy cool cat

November 5, 2015

Shaggy cool cat

In process, maybe done, maybe not. I feel a push-pull about doing something in the background.

Typically – even as I neglected the practice for a time – it starts with a scribble, a mark, a motion, without intention to become anything, then it becomes something. The pencil marks remained for a long time, then, i shaped the cat shape and drew the fine lines.

Ha ha. Add the sunglasses because it was a bright day. Later add the touch of green. Later, add the orange colour, drop it out. run it through some filters, put it back.

I won’t make it square or squarish. Something background? Too cool for a background?

Portrait of a Calico

July 10, 2015

The princess approached and sat long enough in a way similar enough, basically a left side view, that I could get enough reference. Sometimes you can make up stuff. Sometimes you want to be reasonably true to the patterns.

 
 Here we go. Final version. Mugs upcoming. 

Cat on her rocker

June 2, 2015

abstract calico cat

On her rocker

Maybe needs a bit more fussing. I’m thinking I might try to take out the black cat outline.

Captain Cosmo Cat

May 25, 2015

I am reminded again of the rule I have been neglecting. Make a mark.

First drawing in a few weeks.

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