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Sketching :: Drawing from Observation
I draw, I sketch, I paint.
I also teach graphic & web design, drawing & typography.
Là où va la main, l’œil suit;
là où va l’œil, va l’esprit;
là où va l’esprit se trouve le cœur;
là où se trouve le cœur
est la réalité de l’être,
le siège de l’âme.
Small Watercolour Booklet
Category Archives: Ink
Smile tho’ your heart is aching Smile even tho’ it’s breaking When there are clouds in the sky You’ll get by If you smile Thro’ your fear and sorrow Smile and maybe tomorrow You’ll see the sun come … Continue reading
We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home. – Australian Aboriginal Proverb. With the arrival of 20 cm … Continue reading
“To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.” by E. E. Cummings By this first … Continue reading
Well it is -21 celsius at the moment here and warmer than yesterday as it reached -27C last night… The cars are having trouble starting too, can you imagine? We went for a very small walk this morning and Pyper … Continue reading
IN AND OUT The dog searches until he finds me upstairs, lies down with a clatter of elbows, puts his head on my foot. Sometimes the sound of his breathing saves my life — in and out, in and out; a pause, a … Continue reading
Follow your passion it will lead you to your purpose. Drew these two faces last night while watching TV and not really concentrating on what was going on the tube. Really enjoyed drawing the flowing lines and couldn’t stop. From … Continue reading
Hey there, Mr. Tin Man You don’t know how lucky you are You shouldn’t spend your whole life wishin’ For something bound to fall apart Everytime you’re feeling empty Better thank your lucky stars If you … Continue reading
The first TV show that I fell in love with when I was very young… so cool, and still is for me! Paper: Sketchbook #21 Handbook field watercolour journal 6″x6″ Ink: Dr.Ph.Martin’s Black Matte & White Location: Rigaud from a … Continue reading
“Our intelligence, however lucid, cannot perceive the elements that compose it and remain unsuspected.” This inktober theme “blind” was the hardest for me…. Paper: Sketchbook #21 Handbook field watercolour journal 6″x6″ Ink: Dr.Ph.Martin’s Black Matte Location: Rigaud from my imagination … Continue reading
I almost added some stars… and stopped myself! Paper: Sketchbook #21 Handbook field watercolour journal 6″x6″ Ink: Dr.Ph.Martin’s Black Matte Watercolours: Q. Gold Location: Rigaud from my imagination #inktober2017, #inktober, 23 juicy theme
(Sung by Munchkins) Follow the yellow brick road, follow the yellow brick road Follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the yellow-brick road Follow the yellow-brick, follow the yellow-brick Follow the yellow-brick road You’re off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard … Continue reading
Over the misty mountains cold Far over the Misty Mountains cold, To dungeons deep and caverns old, We must away, ere break of day, To seek our pale enchanted gold. — J.R.R. Tolkien I toggled between the idea of a … Continue reading
What has roots as nobody sees, is taller than trees, up up it goes, and yet never grows? — J.R.R. Tolkien Roots run deep and studies are showing that trees have a very intricate communicating system with their own. So … Continue reading
Rows and flows of angel hair And ice cream castles in the air And feather canyons everywhere I’ve looked at clouds that way But now they only block the sun They rain and snow on everyone So many … Continue reading
I am his Highness’ dog at Kew, Pray tell me sir, whose dog are you? — Alexander Pope, 1688-1744 #inktober2017 filthy theme. Dog in mud… don’t they love the puddles?
#Inktober2017 — #17 — Graceful Theme
Drawing is the probity of art. — Ingrès Fiew — I really had trouble coming with an idea for the inktober “fat” theme, and it seems that my drawing is more political than fanciful. #inktober 2017
The scariest moment is always just before you start. — Stephen King For the #Inktober2017 Fierce theme today my thoughts went to a giant tsunami wave and then was inspired by Katsushika Hokusai’s beautiful iconic wave. This tsunami is hovering over … Continue reading
#Inktober Teeming Theme. After thinking about it, I came back to the drawing board and decided to change my subject as I was not too happy with my coffee cup. So here is the new one, and I am indeed … Continue reading
It’s not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. — Helen Walton The #Inktober2017 theme today is “scattered” and it is in sync with my present frame of mind! With too … Continue reading
I’ve developed a new philosophy. I only dread one day at a time! — Charlie Brown Today’s theme was “run” and I thought of someone having control over a storm but too stupid to let it go… humph! So run … Continue reading
“The emotions have … their own sense of scale. In the emotional world a small thing can touch the heart and the imagination every bit as much as something impressively gigantic.” — Henry Beston For this gigantic theme, I had … Continue reading
The creative process helps reduce stress and anxiety. Creativity retrains you to accomplish just for the self instead of others. — Debbie Mandel The screech theme, so many options available. I thought first that I could draw an owl in full … Continue reading