A dark and broken cup


Just an unpleasant interaction. It’s over. It passes. We move on.

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:

https://samupress.blogspot.ca/
https://dougsamu.wordpress.com/
https://twitter.com/dougsamu
https://www.instagram.com/samupress/

 

Black cat on rocker

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.

Pumpkins for 2012

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I wasn’t built for this

20121022-170947.jpg Whew. Seems busy today. And it seems like a while since I’ve been drawing, or putting up stuff here. First, the prints are well received, and a few sales are made. The medium 22 cats books are well received, and a few sales are made. The small 22 cats books completely ran out, and I’ve a second set to distribute. They arrived today. Free is easy to take, and some have actually sold. The 22 cats folio of prints earned a $75 donation for Animal Outreach.

As I said elsewhere, the marketing is the most difficult and exhausting part of all this. Products at the store (and blog posts for them) don’t create themselves. Of any cat drawings I’ve done, the subjects look harried and alarmed. All the drawings in 100 cats are all really self-portraits. Even at rest,

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I found the other day, that someone has borrowed an image for an illustration on their web page. Cool. And they properly link back. As it happens I had some of those cloud images set up for the store, and set up yesterday and today eight new mugs. Titling, tagging, blogging, all while watching five amazing young women compete on CBC’s Over The Rainbow, being astounded and distracted while they moved you so … Well, it’s probably better to do one thing at a time.

A mystery plainly explained. There is no mystery.

The state of my brain

The state of my brain comic

The state of my brain 6

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Skitchy Booque / 39

The state of my brain 5

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The state of my brain 4

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The state of my brain 3

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The state of my brain 2

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The state of my brain today

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Concussion

Cool air on my head. It felt good. Gliding along on the wheels. The bike path ends at the bridge. I always ride up the last driveway to cross the bridge on the sidewalk. Take the previous driveway. It’s a change. There’ll be a little bit of exciting terrain on the boulevard, the grass, before the smooth sidewalk again.
A groove. A gap. A shoulder. A ledge. Sidewalk is higher than the grass. A very sharp shelf edge. It’s going to trap my wheels. Always wear your helmet, kids.

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