Showing posts with label Art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Art. Show all posts

Monday, June 20, 2016


I love thunderstorms at night. It's the only time you can smell dust and water, flowers and lightning at the same time against a noble van Gogh blue and white sky.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Doodles again

A few years ago, I was asked to come up with a new design for a logo. Here is a page from the brainstorming process.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Waterhorse

Another image from my sketchpad, a waterhorse.

I am going to frame this one for my wife.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

#TBT Iron Man and Markers

Iron Man is an old favorite. 
on drawing paper

on plain copy paper
I am using different papers to get the hang of new markers. Markers are not something I am very good with, especially color.All Black Iron Man went wrong with the hands and feet. Color Iron Man went wrong with the colors. I meant to match the colors to the classic Iron Man from issue #69. It didn’t work.
I am going cut down some marker paper and scan All Black Iron Man so I can practice colors. Over, and over, and over again.
I also obtained an old book from The ROM featuring medieval armor, so I can practice those armored hands and feet.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

J5T – Blue Shift Designs

This week's J5T is about Milee, owner of Blue Shift Designs. She is a Western New York creator of wonderful purses, personal accessories and home accents.
1. Blue Shift Designs is the brainchild of just one person, Milee. She is responsible for all creative designs and day-to-day operations of her company. Every item is absolutely unique. Milee works with customers to deliver personalized and custom products based on the needs and wants of the individual. She has an amazing way of making products that look loved.
2. Milee's blog and Facebook page features a variety of unique purses, diaper bags and handbags, but her creativity runs to backpacks, totes and personal accessories such as aprons, scarves and wallets. She is always moving forward and has a new website under construction.
3. She isn't limited to soft goods, Milee creates notions for the home in the form of reusable aromatherapy packs, wooden objects de art and custom signs.
4. Her signs are made from lumber reclaimed from barns and are hand worked; no automated tools such as CNC machines or lasers for her.
5. All of Milee's designs incorporate an upcycling ethic. She endeavours to produce products from truly vintage materials when possible, for a unique look and feel.
Bonus Fact:
Milee has been most gracious in allowing me unprecedented details about her creativity and focus. I will be posting about Milee's talents and adventures in wood products for the home. She has a love of aboriginal dot art, reclaimed materials and hand craftsmanship. I look forward to the next post about Blue Shift Design.

Saturday, May 23, 2015


This morning, I passed the time with some sketches using Tul Markers.

These markers are labeled “fine” but I find them a little fat. That is ok, this is my first attempt with using markers.
For my first subject, I picked a jaguar like creature from the zoo. All and all, I was pretty happy with the results.