Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Added watercolor

Added watercolor to my previously posted drawing.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Dip Pen Exercises

Fun to play with but not as convenient as a fine line pen. More expressive lines. Don't know if I would try it in a coffee shop etc, probably spill the ink bottle.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

New toy

I have admired some very expressive drawings done with a dip pen and nib so, while there is some muss and fuss, I am giving it a try.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Life Drawing Dec 17/09

Conte crayon


Ink, conte crayon

Ink marker

Haven't done this for a while, never easy.

Queensborough Landing

Bev shops and I sit at the coffee shop and draw. Pretty great to be comfortable sitting outside drawing on Dec 19 in Canada, hope it lasts.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tim Hortons North Road Burnaby

Lines and shapes  while having a coffee.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Canada Geese, Port Moody BC

Canada geese are everywhere here and one afternoon I sat in the park in Port Moody and drew them. I did this from one of the drawings, trying out a "stippling" type of drawing I saw in a drawing book.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


In the heart of Gastown in Vancouver, on Carrall at Water street.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Big Ben is in this bell tower at the Parliament Buildings in London. Made this from a photo taken on our May/09 trip.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Life Drawing

Put some watercolor on a drawing I did at a life drawing session.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

St. Pauls from the MIllenium Bridge, London

I saw this in May on our trip to the UK. Drew it from a photo, so not strictly according to the Urban Sketch rules of actually drawing on site. Couldn't resist doing the drawing.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Dec 3/09

Reading his book.

This church is in the Strand in London. It is , of course, grey not pink.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

SFU Tower

A revolving restaurant on top of the Simon Fraser University building on Hastings street in Vancouver. Everything is grey in November in Vancouver.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Nov 21, 2009

Cars in the Mtn Equip Co-op parking garage.

Made this drawing of Vancouver, BC Place Stadium and the revolving restaurant on top of the SFU tower from the parking garage, looking north to the city and the mountains.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Draw something every day, it will do you a world of good.

Blind contour drawing, don't look at the paper as you draw. Hard not to peek.

Marker drawing. Makes you concentrate on the main shapes and not get lost in the details. Nice dark black lines.

Saw this recently.
He who asks is a fool for 5 minutes.
He who does not ask is a fool forever.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Power Poles, Port Moody, BC

Drew this fot the urban sketchers discussion group weekly project which is power poles.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

False Creek, vancouver

Looking across False Creek to the condos in Yaletown, Vancouver. Following my usual policy of rushing out the door, jumping on my horse and riding off in all directions, I am drawing with a marker (today).

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Langley Townhouses

Langley BC has gone from rural to pretty urban in recent years. Sat in a coffee shop and drew these townhouses with my neat new pen, a Sakura SumoGrip II gel 05, waterproof ink etc. Maybe I draw just so I can cruise the art supply stores.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Port Moody

Port Moody BC Canada has a new condo village, retail stores on the ground floor, residences in the high rise above. Very convenient place to live/

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Life Drawing

At Vancouver Life Drawing Society

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Port Coquitlam street stuff.

Granville Island

Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery on Granville Island

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Some drawings Oct 14/09

New paint box.
Playing with brush drawings.