Sunday, 26 October 2008

"Start Again" in watercolour and watercolour pencil

In honour of my new moleskine, today's quick doodle for Illustration Friday is a quick doodle in watercolour instead of my usual graphite.

See? I can do things in colour if I have to...

Oh, and click on the photo to see a full-sized version. You know, if you want to.

Anyway, this week's theme is repair, and while I definitely don't believe that replanting a clearcut forest really repairs the damage, at least it's a start.

Saturday, 18 October 2008


That do-over you asked for?
Leave the given space
and take a shadowed way.
Escape darkness
fly across time
hide in secret green forests.
and make the world glow.
Gravity cannot drive your spirit down
growing up too fast


Another magnetic poetry poem, with the same glow-in-the-dark set that I mentioned here. It's a bit of a challenge to make poem-y sounding poems when all you're given is science fiction-y words.

That's why I did it, I suppose.

Sunday, 12 October 2008


That is the story:
He shot eyes at her;
She saw his face,
hooked the tool.
He loved her skin,
lived in her hair,
and told dangerous secrets to the sky.
They kissed under a beaming moon,
but she was darkness
and ate his heart
in the shadows.


This is from quite a while ago, and the joke (well, it's funny to me) is that it was done with a Magnetic Poetry set. And not just a Magnetic Poetry set, but a glow-in-the-dark set that was supposed to be for children. I just wanted to see if I could make a more adult poem from it.

I kind of like to play around with magnetic poetry if I'm wanting to write something and end up blocked for whatever reason. Lately I haven't been writing anything at all... I suppose it's time to get the magnets out again.

Maybe not the kids' version though.

Saturday, 11 October 2008

String in graphite

A quick doodle for Illustration Friday, mostly just because I haven't done one in a couple of weeks. Today's theme is strings.

Ok, so I only have the one string, and it's actually a very ratty piece of knitting yarn that the cats play with sometimes.

This particular doodle features Max the Cat, who happens to be the worst hand model EVER. I swear, that cat couldn't sit still for a million dollars. Or a million dragonflies, which would probably interest him more. Ah well. You take what you can get. Good thing I wasn't exactly going for detail, I guess.

Sorry for the not-great photo, by the way. I only have access to a scanner when I'm at work, and I'm certainly not going in to work on Thanksgiving weekend. Not for a cat's paw, anyway.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Grape leaf in pigment pen

Well, I was feeling badly about not having drawn anything for a while, so I sat down yesterday and did this ten-minute scribble of a slightly curled grape leaf. It's not great (my brain's still too full of all the pleasantness that comes with a cold to really concentrate well), but I suppose it's better than a boot to the head.


Saturday, 4 October 2008

Still nothing new

As I said below, I've been busy at work. And now, in the realm of it figures, I have a cold. Not much in the mood for doing anything, really.


Here's another page from that old sketchbook. I don't think I've already posted it, but I'm too lazy to check.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Not abandoned, no

Sorry for the lack of updates. I've just been too busy at work to do much of anything, that's all.

I'll be back.

Take that as a promise or a threat. Either works, depending on your preference.
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