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cartoon life: Four from life drawing at ArtsCentre

 

First, a cropped image from Paper. Done with the Pencil stylus. 

 I wanted to experiment with Zen Brush, as I found my NomadBrush stylus. Zen Brush app has surface response where you need only lay down a flat fat finger for the tool to respond to the ‘pressure’ and draw full and fat strokes. The brush tempers the response to a more sensitive and smaller range of widths.  

 

Nice bit of scratchy back and forth using the Nomad. It’s nice to push and pull the tones in the Sumi ink style tools. And mixing the (Read more…)

Things Are Good: Will Iceland be the “Switzerland of Data”?

Iceland is the de facto home of Wikileaks and is also a country concerned with privacy issues. The country is now considering leveraging their experience and reputation of being digital-data friendly to the next level. Presently, the country is considering branding itself as the “Switzerland of Data.”

If Iceland does move ahead with this, it means that the country will become one of the most important players in the 21st century similar to how Switzerland was with banks in the 20th.

The International Modern Media Institute (IMMI), a non-profit organisation, has played an instrumental role in designing and promoting (Read more…)

cartoon life: Seven little cats in the grass

It’s been a week of tired. Sometimes I despair that so much is on the edge. I have no work held back, no posts queued up, no drawings hovering.

Then you just make a mark, and something happens, and you just follow it. So this is fresh – last night – and with no idea what is over the edge of the precipice of tomorrow that I can see.

This is so damned whimsical I wish I could bottle it.

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cartoon life: Composite clouds

Painted in Paper, assembled in Procreate.

Filed under: art, digital, drawing, iPad Tagged: clouds, rain

cartoon life: The in-law chair #2

Actually quite a stylish chair.

Filed under: art, digital, drawing, iPad Tagged: chair

cartoon life: The old tuxedo

Our 17 or 18 year old tuxedo sleeps a lot. It’s hard to get a pose where he doesn’t look dead.

Filed under: digital, drawing, iPad Tagged: Cat

cartoon life: The in-law chair #1

Filed under: art, digital, drawing, iPad Tagged: chair

cartoon life: This is the week that was.

Filed under: digital, drawing Tagged: Cat, exhausted, pissed off, tired

cartoon life: Long cat in three portions

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cartoon life: Portrait of Matteo Palmieri

Filed under: digital, drawing Tagged: portrait, uffizi

cartoon life: Giovanni da San Giovianni

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cartoon life: Black cat on green

Filed under: digital, drawing Tagged: Cat, couch

cartoon life: Francesco del Cairo

Filed under: digital, drawing Tagged: portraits, uffizi

cartoon life: Drawing of Botticeli

Getting around to drawing from the catalog bought at The Uffizi last summer. Recalling that you need a fan and bottles of water to traverse the building. And lots of time, and some idea of what you want to see before you go in.

Seeing from a book is not the same thing as seeing while being there. Drawing is however much more pleasant.

Filed under: digital, drawing Tagged: botticelli, madeWithPaper

cartoon life: Blue Vase

Filed under: art, digital, drawing Tagged: Sketches app

cartoon life: The rain

Paper by 53 to Waterlogue to Sketches app.

 

Filed under: art, digital, painting Tagged: apps working together

cartoon life: Forlorn cat

Whatever comes up, comes up. CT Scan clean. EEG clean. MRI today. Blood work excellent. Cholesterol low to non-existent. No risk of diabetes. My weight and condition is very good, aside for someone turning 61 years old today.

The drawing around the eyes, the shape of them in this cat suggested some sadness and self-absorbed consideration. It is also the first drawing coming out of a week of lassitude and puzzlement.

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cartoon life: New drawing added to “New cat art”

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cartoon life: New drawing added to “New cat art”

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Filed under: art, digital, drawing Tagged: Cat, digital, iPad

cartoon life: New drawing added to “New cat art”

Filed under: art, digital, drawing Tagged: Cat, digital, iPad

cartoon life: Calico flump

Upcoming, a series of cross-application experiments. Drawings began in one app, unfinished for various reasons and left to linger in the photo app. Mostly begun in Paper, or Sketches, and finished in Procreate.

Filed under: art, digital, drawing Tagged: calico, Cat

cartoon life: The cat responsible for Global Warming

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cartoon life: Blue checkerboard cat flag in landscape

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cartoon life: Where can I find your free ebooks and stuff? Hmmm?

I can haz free cat books?

I’m switching out stuff from Dropbox to Google Drive. The eight wallpapers I posted earlier have a new home, and all the free ebooks, cats and landscapes are also there.

The 100 cats (nearly 150 cats only $0.99!) ebook is still at iTunes, along with the also free ebook, 20 Monsters.

Filed under: art, book, digital, drawing, illustration, iPad Tagged: 100 cats, 20 Monsters, art, book, cats, digital, drawing, drawings, ebooks, free, free ebook, free ebooks, good stuff, Google Drive, humour, illustration, iPad, landscapes, ocean, painting, seascape

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cartoon life: Poilievre’s opinion

“I never made such a gesture.” responds Pierre Poutine, in response to critics of the so-called “Fair Elections Act’”.

Filed under: comment, digital, illustration, photo Tagged: bill C-23, Canada, CPC, democratic reform, Pierre Poilievre, politics