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cartoon life: Black cat on rocker

A quiet, dim corner, pale late evening light.Filed under: art Tagged: black cat, Cat, digital, life, rocking chair, sleeping . . . → Read More: cartoon life: Black cat on rocker

cartoon life: We’re #4 Canadian Travel app

The Heart of London climbs to the top: We’re #4, We’re #4! You’re in for it now that I have another app posted… yes.. a plethora of daily reports about how it’s doing in the stores and its further development! Yesterday it was ranked Number 4 in Canadian Travel in the Apple Store. That’s pretty […] . . . → Read More: cartoon life: We’re #4 Canadian Travel app

cartoon life: Zen Tuxedo Cat.

   Sleeping Tuxedo. Drawn in Zen Brush 2 app. Once again, this old boy is 19 years old. Sleep and eat is what he does. And quite vocally express his opinion about where you might be on his couch. This app has some subtle brushes, and even as the colour choices are limited to red […] . . . → Read More: cartoon life: Zen Tuxedo Cat.

cartoon life: Frenzy

   We go through waves. The last months, in retrospect, have been tired, depressive, laden with gut pain. In the last weeks, not only have I felt better, but, as can be seen, fallow is over and creation begins. As always, just make a mark something will happen. Auryn Ink and Procreate. Filed under: art, digital, […] . . . → Read More: cartoon life: Frenzy

cartoon life: This is my spot

Maybe a little cheating using Procreate’s perspective grid. Well, for the couch anyway.Filed under: art, digital, illustration Tagged: Cat, couch, futon, my spot . . . → Read More: cartoon life: This is my spot

Things Are Good: Vote on Canada’s Digital Future

On Monday the 19th Canadians will cast their ballots for who they think should run the nation. Open Media has released a report card on where the political parties stand on digital issues impacting Canadians. It’s with no surprise that the conservatives get a failing grade. The good news is that every other party support online freedoms.

Don’t want the Canadian government reading your email and watching what you do online? Vote them out this election.

We have assessed the main parties on the digital policy issues Canadians told us matter most. The grades below are a crowdsourced assessment by (Read more…)

cartoon life: Oh, poor Jocelyn.

   Here, a perfectly lovely drawing driven insane.

Filed under: digital, painting Tagged: troubled Deep Dreams

cartoon life: Psychic VR Lab Deep Dreams are silly sometimes.

The hallucinogenic cyber intelligences at Psychic VR Lab have been busy this week churning out images from submissions. I sent some images through the web interface knowing they would be challenging, only because the imagery is so graphically unambiguous, leaving little, actually, for the algorithm to imagine.


I can hear that can-opener but it doesnt make me happy.


This doleful cat face is from a Mix in Paper. Someone posted the eyes, I drew the cat head. Interesting additions as the organic textures add an other-worldly psychic space. The ear seems an extra-dimensional point of contact.

Watch (Read more…)

cartoon life: The Sunburn

From a figure drawing session today at The ArtsProject here in London Ont. Some warm up drawings shared at the Tumblr are extended in app with colour after the fact. A previous version of The Sunburn was shared at Google+ and the Tumblr because sharing is so easy.

Drawn and coloured in Procreate. Incidental non-direct lighting, and the flat black wall as a background tends to bleed all the colour out. Well, all the saturated colour anyway. People mostly draw in pencil and chalks. So I altered the background colour.

Filed under: art, digital, painting Tagged: Figure drawing (Read more…)

cartoon life: Cat on her rocker

On her rocker

 Maybe needs a bit more fussing. I’m thinking I might try to take out the black cat outline. 

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

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.

Filed under: art, digital, drawing, iPad Tagged: cats, Grass

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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

Filed under: digital, drawing Tagged: Cat

cartoon life: Portrait of Matteo Palmieri

Filed under: digital, drawing Tagged: portrait, uffizi

cartoon life: Giovanni da San Giovianni

Filed under: digital, drawing Tagged: uffizi

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