Thursday, October 08, 2015

Inktober Day 8

Just a really quick gesture today. I did a handful, but the rest are so mediocre they will never see the light of the internet.
And I hit the gym again today, staying right on target for my goals. C25K Day 2: 1.96 miles in 30 minutes.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Inktober Day 7

Another sketch of Connor. It's very difficult to depict the softness of babies with the stark, harsh line of a pen.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Back to the gym!

For the first time in two months, I've returned to the gym. While I was running full 5K's up until I was about five months along, I've decided to ease back into it with a C25K program in an effort to avoid injuring myself. Otherwise, I know I'm prone to push myself too hard and I'm really trying to avoid setbacks. At this rate, I'm on target to be running the full distance by Christmas. Then I might try to up to a 10K. But that's far in the future.

C25K Day 1: 1.82 Miles in 30 minutes.

Inktober Day 6

Another ink piece on bristol paper.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Inktober Day 3 through 5

Only time for a quick sketch on the third:

For the fourth, a piece done in a style I haven't tried in years; it took me a few days to finish:

Connor was being very high maintenance today, but I managed this quick sketch while he was passing out on my arm:

Friday, October 02, 2015

Inktober: Day 2

I heard about this late but I'm only a day behind. Plus there's three drawings on this page, that totally makes up for it.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Something different...

Finally got off my ass and went outside to do some painting again (I did a little back in February, but the results were nothing worth sharing). Hopefully I'll get back in the habit of it, for the summer, anyway.

This is a spot in Queenston Heights, off one of the trails. I bring a bunch of small watercolour blocks with me, all with simple, toned underpaintings ready to go. I picked one with an appropriate colour and blocked in the shadows as fast as I could. A few details were added after with watercolour and water-soluble pencils. 6 by 8 inches, hot-pressed Fluid paper.