At my exhibition

May 7, 2016

Sitting at a table is boring. But watching people look at artwork isn’t really. Just loafing.

Mr 19 year old tuxedo cat sleeping.

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.

For me, the ideal self-driving autonomous automobile would be peddle powered to charge the battery.

Final thoughts

July 3, 2015


June 12, 2015

 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.

Nine cats

May 16, 2015

Some fooling around with Papers new tools. Here, the earth poses for and ponders a question.

First drawing in a few weeks.

purry lump cat purrs

April 23, 2015

Rather than keeping this boy on my chest and face, where he prefers to sleep, we’ve come to an arrangement where he stretches out along my chest, on my arm against the wall of the couch. He makes this long strange sausage shape.


First, a cropped image from Paper. Done with the Pencil stylus. 

 I wanted to experiment with Zen Brush, as I found my NomadBrush stylus. Zen Brush app has surface response where you need only lay down a flat fat finger for the tool to respond to the ‘pressure’ and draw full and fat strokes. The brush tempers the response to a more sensitive and smaller range of widths.  


Nice bit of scratchy back and forth using the Nomad. It’s nice to push and pull the tones in the Sumi ink style tools. And mixing the use of fingers and brush gives a range of thick and thin.


And a return to Procreate. I demonstrate two apps always when people want to see what I’ve done in the life drawings session: Paper for a quick response to drawing. The ten second poses, and up to about five minutes for the first one above. It’s great to flip quickly to a fresh page when the pose changes. The tools are quick reliable and accessible. The instant the pose gets longer or might take a bit more consideration, I go to Procreate. 

It is one, two three taps away from a fresh page.  There’s time in a longer pose as there are a few more choices to make about brushes and tools. The zoom is better, the brushes better, the textures better. I wish there was some some visual feedback on the toolbar about what brush I have chosen. Yes I know you can save favourite brushes to the faves panel, but it’s a couple of taps and slides away. I would love multiple brushes available along the toolbar.

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