Art

2019-08-12: Hi @macgenie I am a slow to the photo challenge but here is day 8 - happiness. Bandit loves his air …

2019-08-12: I had the great pleasure of having @rohdesign on the podcast to talk drawing, sketchnoting and his …

2019-08-05: Tweaked and framed. Now off for some urban sketching

2019-08-04: My first painting. Wow, watercolor is way harder than I thought. Starting to get the hang of it. …

2019-08-02: This green frog had a bit of attitude

2019-07-31: My first attempt drawing with ink. In this case a mix of Pigma Micro pens. A 15 sketch of my view …

2019-07-29: Our muskrat doing a little work

2019-07-27: Sharing and teaching at the Apple Store today. So much fun.

2019-07-24: Picked up some supplies. Going to be dabbling in some watercolor as well some urban sketching with …

2019-07-20: Maybe this shot this morning of the twins in our neighbourhood will help? @macgenie

2019-07-12: Started a new piece over lunch today. A new mix of mechanical pencils still using a Moleskine …

2019-07-11: Sometimes a sketch becomes a drawing. About 2.5 hours on this dragonfly. Moleskine sketchbook and …

2019-07-09: Yep, going to be making stickers!

2019-07-07: Had to rollback to iOS 12 on all my devices except one. 13 broke writing and drawing for me on both …

2019-07-07: So excited to be doing my second live drawing session at an Apple Store! The first was cut short by …

2019-07-02: Not sure how this got here. Started with a human hand holding a giant frog’s eye. Maybe it will make …

2019-07-02: Baby painted turtles in our pond!

2019-07-02: Playing with water and wood this morning. Back to work tomorrow.

2019-07-01: Playing around with some more animal sketches

2019-07-01: Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians.

2019-07-01: Rabbit sketching

2019-06-30: A little morning sketch. ✍️

2019-06-25: Sometimes all I have is 15 minutes. Quick poppy sketch on iPad using Procreate 🎨

2019-06-23: Playing around with coloured pencils and toned paper 🎨

2019-06-17: Sitting across from an elm tree at lunch today. The bark pulled me so I had to quickly sketch it. 🎨

2019-06-16: Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. I was fortunate to be up before dawn so I could …

2019-06-12: I spent my lunch hour just sketching a pine cone. Now I can take on the rest of the day.

2019-06-09: Red admiral outside this morning. They have excellent camouflage but in the second pic you can see …

2019-06-09: Blandings turtle in our pond. This turtle is considered threatened in Ontario which makes this …

2019-06-09: 4 for 4. This eastern swallowtail just emerged. My daughter is so happy because she had quarantined …

2019-06-03: Drawing Inspiration, 03: Drawing with an iPad drawinginspiration.fm/podcast/0…

2019-06-03: Dropping the next episode in my podcast later today where I talk about drawing on the iPad and I …

2019-06-02: This is what an Easter swallowtail butterfly looks like less than a minute after emerging. This one …

2019-05-31: Well this is fun, my podcast made it to “New and Noteworthy” for a little bit in iTunes. It didn’t …

2019-05-26: Chickadee is finally finished. Drawn with Pentel Graphgear 1000 (2B, HB and 2H) on Bristol Smooth 9” …

2019-05-20: Drawing Inspiration Podcast #2: What’s in my graphite toolkit? I talk about an injury, find me …

2019-05-13: I did it! New podcast about the joy of drawing. Thanks to @macgenie and @manton for producing the …

2019-05-11: Now something different. This iPad drawing is of Rock Harbour Newfoundland. Spent a week there last …

2019-05-10: iPad Pro drawing. Yes, butterflies again :-) 🎨

2019-05-06: Great Micro Monday episode today @macgenie I think this Microcast idea would be great …

2019-05-02: Interesting that Instagram has now removed the “like” total for other people’s posts in my feed. Are …

2019-05-02: So @joshnicholas here is a video of the last piece using a single layer. Playing around. 🎨 🎥

2019-05-01: It’s been a long winter for our neighourhood dragons. The young ones tend to not bother with us but …

2019-04-30: About 30 mins playing with dry brush in Procreate app on iPad with Apple Pencil. No reason for the …

2019-04-22: Spent more time on this drawing. Been so busy with work. Also, been working through the final …

2019-04-20: Our mergansers, wood ducks and mallards are back in the pond. One of the female mergansers is …

2019-04-10: I’m taking an online natural history illustration course. Beginning week 2. Finding it a little …

2019-04-08: Started playing around with the idea of drawing the osprey from the nest cam you shared @Ron . Not …

2019-04-08: Spending Sunday teaching my 16 year old daughter how to change out the winter tires for summers was …

2019-04-06: Spent some time with a local printer this morning working with different archival paper/ink. Sorting …

2019-04-05: Here is a blog post about the butterflies series of iPad Drawings I accidentally created which …

2019-04-05: Love the video support @manton ! Seems to work well out to Wordpress but I guess Mastodon is a …

2019-04-05: Here is another video time lapse from a previous iPad drawing of a butterfly. These are …

2019-04-05: Excited about video support in Micro.blog via the latest iOS update. Of course, my first test will …

2019-04-04: The final in my iPad butterfly drawing series. Spent more time on this one but still not the level …

2019-04-03: Busy but was able to get this lazy panda done today. Drawn on iPad using Procreate. 🎨 🐼

2019-04-02: I am quite interested in the new Logitech Slim Folio Keyboard for the 2018 iPad Pro. Backlit, …

2019-03-28: Drawing on a train 🎨

2019-03-28: Latest addition to my iPad drawing series. This one was harder because I was on a train at the time. …

2019-03-27: Always so happy to see the Trinity church when I visit Toronto. Brings back great memories of …

2019-03-26: Finally had a chance to try a Microsoft Studio today at the Microsoft store. Pen didn’t feel great. …

2019-03-24: I got a little more work done on this chickadee today. Crazy work week last week. This week has …

2019-03-24: In cleaning out our 5 duck houses around the pond, there are always interesting finds. I clean them …

2019-03-20: Yes, had a chance to draw another butterfly before my evening meetings. 🎨

2019-03-20: Quick 30 minute butterfly drawing on iPad using Procreate. Playing with new brushes. 🎨

2019-03-17: My first drawing 14 years ago vs the piece I am working on right now. Practice, practice, practice. …

2019-03-17: Chickadee update - Happy St. Patrick’s Day ☘️ Here is a full shot of the piece. I have a large amount of finicky bark at the bottom left to do. I …

2019-03-15: I went way too dark for the background in graphite. Thanks to blu-tack I was able to lift it off the …

2019-03-15: An emotional visit to the Canadian War Museum today. So many stories, so many lives. My wife’s …

2019-03-14: Finished this digital drawing of a butterfly. I guess I have a butterfly series now. I do have a …

2019-03-13: My tools

2019-03-13: Drawing update and my tools I finally had a chance to spend some more time on this chickadee. Still working away on the bark. I …

2019-03-10: Local artists meetup I decided to head to a local artist meetup today at the Ottawa Art Gallery to draw and hang out with …

2019-03-09: I took some time away from the chickadee Thursday evening to draw this butterfly while in a …

2019-03-08: Small update. Should be done all the bark this weekend. Going to a group art event to work on this …

2019-03-06: Tonight’s meditative drawing experience was focused on focus. Adding blur to the left of the …

2019-03-05: Feeling sick but work continues. Trying to get the texture on the tree just right is nothing to bark …

2019-03-04: A little more done on this chickadee drawing after having been away from it for a few days. Drawing …

2019-03-03: I am looking to Shopify as way to share my artwork around the world. I have had many requests for …

2019-02-28: Printing passion I was so happy to receive these prints today. The dog and the butterfly are from my original …

2019-02-28: Quick draw eagle So, here is a quick timelapse of the eagle. I started thinking I would go abstract with the Nikko …

2019-02-27: I had an hour between meetings at a local college tonight so I did drew this eagle quickly in …

2019-02-25: More work done on the chickadee. Roughing in the thin feather pattern while trying to expose wisps …

2019-02-24: Starting a new graphite piece. Of course I need to do the eye first and then establish the darkest …

2019-02-18: Schnauzer commission is complete! Thank you so much for following along and for all the kind …

2019-02-17: Most likely the last WIP I post. A few more hours left, but getting close now. Focus has been the …

2019-02-17: More detail done on the mouth and was able to tackle the buckle. I also reworked his left side of …

2019-02-15: A couple more hours on this graphite drawing today. Should be done by the end of the weekend. Loving …

2019-02-15: I typically draw using mechanical pencils (when not on the iPad 😊 ) but I am trying these special …

2019-02-14: I had about a half hour of free time today at lunch so I decided to try and see what I could do with …

2019-02-13: Another drawing update. Next, I need to insert an eye. It was covered by fur in the original. Should …

2019-02-11: Here’s a time lapse of my blue morpho butterfly drawing on the iPad youtu.be/1DcUzBNQO…

2019-02-10: Got some more work done on this schnauzer. Finding my groove with graphite but can’t stop the …

2019-02-10: My iPad drawing of the blue morpho butterfly is complete. I took the reference photo a couple years …

2019-02-09: I am back to graphite on paper for this commission. This is how it starts. 🎨

2019-02-06: Had some time to kill before an evening meeting. Drawing butterflies. 🎨

2019-02-05: I’ve been listening to Micro Mondays and now @macgenie has my seriously thinking of doing a …

2019-02-04: This shihpoo is now complete. Took way longer than plannned. I also worked off an Instagram pic …

2019-01-31: ‪Installed Paperlike screen protector on my iPad Pro 12.9 2018. Resistance when drawing and does …

2019-01-30: I am back in college after 30 years. This time it’s to sponsor 2 projects for the final term for 12 …

2019-01-24: This weeks throwback Thursday is from when I did the design, testing, manufacturing and marketing in …

2019-01-20: Added a new drone to the household. My daughters will appreciate the Scratch and Javascript …

2019-01-15: Work gets in the way of passion. My first week back to work after the holidays. Had a couple …

2019-01-07: A bit more work done on this Shihpoo this evening at Starbucks. So many layers and still need to …

2019-01-05: Some more work done. Far more challenging than I expected and so much more work to do. Sharing more …

2019-01-02: I guess I am going through a dog phase. This guy has his own Instagram account. Very quick sketch on …

2019-01-02: Drawing everyday won’t produce something new but when it does, I will post it. Today I was able to …

2019-01-01: Building on last year year, here are my creative goals for 2019. Any goals you want to share? - …

2018-12-31: I enjoyed Bandersnatch. It was a flashback to a game I built simulating the trench run from Star …

2018-12-31: I was able to get out for a little drone footage today. Not very creative with the shots as the …

2018-12-24: Finished assembling our Christmas dinner dessert, Mille-feuille, from an old family recipe. Now to …

2018-12-24: Our new found friend, BB-TATEr. Happy holidays!

2018-12-10: Winter scene complete. Drawn on iPad Pro, Apple Pencil 2 and Procreate app. Thanks for following.

2018-12-06: Some more work done on the winter scene. Played with composition. Coming together nicely. Loving the …

2018-12-06: Do we know anything more about Sky? It’s been a year since the creator of Journey announced the iOS …

2018-12-05: Starting a new piece on the iPad. Decided these owls needed a winter scene. Still early hours into …

2018-12-03: I was so happy to be able to cheer up Jack with a turtle drawing. If you don’t know what I am …

2018-11-29: Did this super quick drawing on the iPad for a great kid on Twitter whose brother is going through …

2018-11-29: Final version of Copper drawn on iPad Pro. Did some tweaks to the image. Thanks for looking.

2018-11-26: Finished “Copper”. About 6 hours total. iPad Pro 2018 with Apple Pencil 2 and Procreate. Miss you …

2018-11-26: Continuing the piece I was working on in the Apple Store on my 2018 iPad Pro. Blocking in some more …

2018-11-26: My live iPad drawing session went well in the Apple Store. However, a smoke alarm ended it 30 mins …

2018-11-20: Prepping for the Apple Store demo later this week. Think I am going with this dog showing the …

2018-11-18: Had to get this one out of my head this evening. Winter walk on iPad Pro using Procreate

2018-11-18: I was thinking about a scene from a novel I am considering writing. Very quick draw on iPad Pro …

2018-11-18: One more cold night and we are back on the pond. Earliest in years.

2018-11-17: I guess I was a few firmware updates behind with my Bose QC 35. Now supports Alexa 😎

2018-11-16: It’s official! Happy and freaked out all at the same time. Never drawn in public beyond a few …

2018-11-13: I’ve been asked by my local Apple Store to do a one hour drawing demo with the iPad Pro. Pretty …

2018-11-13: First piece on the new iPad and Pencil 2. Loving the 12.9 size. This is Copper. We had to put her …

2018-11-08: Love the new 12.9 Pro with Apple Pencil and Keyboard folio. Coupled with the Procreate 4.2, it is …

2018-10-31: Inktober day 31 - Slice. Finished the challenge! Decided to have fun with this one and include the …

2018-10-30: Inktober day 30 - Jolt. This one was super quick. Almost didn’t post, because I could do better with …

2018-10-29: Inktober day 29 - Double

2018-10-29: Inktober day 28 - Gift

2018-10-27: Inktober day 27 - Thunder. Before there was Lightning there was Thunder.

2018-10-27: Inktober day 26 - Stretch.

2018-10-25: Inktober day 25 - Prickly

2018-10-24: Inktober day 24 - Chop. Toughest word so far. Had to unleash Stormbreaker

2018-10-23: Inktober day 23 - Muddy

2018-10-22: Inktober day 22 - Expensive

2018-10-21: Inktober day 21 - Drain. Loads of detail. I got a bit crazy with this one. I will post higher-res …

2018-10-20: Inktober day 20 - Breakable. I took it to mean a few things in here.

2018-10-20: Inktober day 19 - Scorched

2018-10-18: Inktober day 18 - Bottle. Never trust pirates.

2018-10-17: Inktober day 17 - Swollen. Very hard word. The snake with a mouse inside was my first thought. Built …

2018-10-16: Inktober day 16 - Angular. Had fun with this one. Been wanting to draw a jet for years.

2018-10-15: Sorry for flooding with Inktober images today. Realized I forgot to post some here. All caught up. …

2018-10-15: Inktober day 12 - Whale

2018-10-15: Inktober day 11 - Cruel

2018-10-15: Inktober day 8 - Star

2018-10-15: Inktober day 6 - Surprise

2018-10-15: Inktober day 15 - Weak

2018-10-15: Inktober day 14 - Clock. Scene from Safety Last (1923)

2018-10-13: Inktober day 13 - Guarded. This started as a dragon but lack of time resulted in a penguin. Finding …

2018-10-10: Inktober day 10 - Flowing

2018-10-10: Inktober day 9 - Precious

2018-10-07: Inktober Day 7 - Architecture. Signal Hill. Reference is a pic I took this summer. Spent way too …

2018-10-05: Inktober. Day 5 - Monarch. Sick today. Tomorrow the prompt is, surprise.

2018-10-04: Inktober day 4 - Smoke. I promise tomorrow will be a happier image 😊

2018-10-03: Inktober day 3. Reptile. White ballpoint. Procreate on iPad.

2018-10-03: Inktober day 2. This one was quick at around 15 mins.

2018-10-03: Inktober day 1. Using Procreate on iPad. I was going to skip it due to prep for NaNoWriMo but …

2018-09-23: Finally had some time today to draw. Nearly done. Quite pleased how this is ending up.

2018-09-19: My third attempt with the echinacea. Think I have it sorted out now. I knew it was going to be a …

2018-09-12: The geriatric population could benefit from the Series 4 Apple Watch and the fall detection. …

2018-09-11: Ugh! Purple cone flower is great until you have to draw it.

2018-09-10: Monarch couple are complete. Now the challenge will be drawing the flower. “First Date” is taking …

2018-09-10: Getting closer now. Female is done and now onto the male. Drawing the flower is going to be a …

2018-09-06: About 30 mins into this new sketch. I decided to start over because I didn’t like the proportions of …

2018-08-31: A true sign of a healthy pond!

2018-08-31: We have baby turtles! I guess our snapping turtle found a mate.

2018-08-30: Saved a kestrel this evening. He was hit by car. I was able to get him from the couple who found him …

2018-08-21: I had a few mins at lunch so I did a bit more work on this. 2B and 2H pencils

2018-08-20: I am anxious @Manton to see the next version of Sunlit. I would like to post more art and photos …

2018-08-19: Final workshop post. This is as far as I have gotten having put in a couple hours. Mix of 2B, HB and …

2018-08-19: We had to choose a final piece. Mike had samples sketched out already to practice the hair and the …

2018-08-19: Eyes. I hated drawing eyes but now I want to draw them everyday. We were asked to draw an eye. I …

2018-08-19: Many dogs have wet noses. How to draw that? Break it up into sections. Smooth near the bottom and a …

2018-08-19: Next is drawing with negative space. You draw the blacks to expose the white. Slowly add black to …

2018-08-19: What’s the first thing you cover at a graphite workshop? Drawing hair. Here’s my quick sketch …

2018-08-19: The next few posts are from a three day workshop with Mike Sibley. The whole focus was drawing with …

2018-08-19: Tree frog is finished. Procreate on iPad. About 12 hours work. Lots of experimentation and a little …

2018-08-13: It’s been probably 15 years since I last built a PC. I am now tempted to build one dedicated …

2018-08-12: It’s first few minutes as a monarch butterfly.

2018-08-12: Monarch butterfly egg. Five minutes old. I watched the female deposit this egg and immediately …

2018-08-11: Released more monarch butterflies today. We have another 40 or so at various stages.

2018-08-10: So, I am nearly done drawing this frog using Procreate on iPad. It’s been quite a challenge dealing …

2018-06-25: Just finished this toad drawing using Procreate on iPad. About 8 hours total time.

2017-08-12: Finished drawing my eye. I used Procreate and Apple Pencil on my new iPad Pro 10.5. Wow, i don’t …

2017-07-14: Our first monarch has emerged! It will be released later this afternoon. So lucky we can do this …

2017-07-03: I found this snail. Maybe he thought it looked like a good idea from down there. #macrophotography

2017-07-03: “You go ahead. I am going to just stand here and enjoy this droplet of goodness. It gives me wings …

2017-07-03: Found a second dragonfly skin (exuvia) this morning by the pond.

2017-06-22: Our first water lily of the season.

2017-06-16: Rescued this little fawn. Got his hoof caught in our wooded bridge when walking around our pond. …

2017-06-01: How about this for secure communications? #ibm

2017-05-24: Mountain biking is mostly about dirt.

2017-05-03: Ducks using the duck dock I built in our pond.

2017-05-03: Nachos!

2017-04-28: testing my micro.blog account