07/21/14 02:24 Filed in: Daily Painting
05/14/14 09:49 Filed in: Daily Painting
Doodling around with my Sensu Brush in the app Procreate. I have been quite busy and the blog has been neglected. Sorry about that!
Our cat Izzy. Sitting in the doorway.
The big guy barely fits on the little windowsill but that is just how he likes it. And two stories up he gets to look down on the neighbors dogs.
I wanted to try another version of this sketch using some retro colors. Used the Procreate app.
I site I see often. Lewis sleeping on Gloria. Yes. His pillow... my wife.
Lewis was mad at me because our other cat Izze was on my lap and I refused to let him knock her off of there. So he sat and ‘loafed’ about four feet away. Now I know how to get him to pose for me :)
I was re-visiting a card that I made for Gloria last year. Trying to simplify the image a bit and add a better facial expression to the kitten.
A drawing as I fall asleep.
A sketch of Izze assisting Gloria with her daily crossword puzzle.
Izze was loafing on the mantel looking out into the front yard. I painted this one in Procreate with the Sensu Brush.
Izze was sitting on the table (which is a no-no) in a the ‘loafing’ position.
Another one of Izze loafing. This one was actually much better and I accidentally cropped it and saved it before I could undo it.
It’s a little Valentine’s Kitty getting it’s smile on for next week. This was inspired by the beautiful quilt that my sister-in-law made for me. Which is awesome!
Trying another version of this one. Gloria looks cute and happier, Izze looks kind of odd. But, she is wearing glasses after all.
A different version of Izze with some glasses on. She looks sort of studious doesn’t she.
I was playing around tonight in Sketchbook Ink, using a photo of Izze (cat) and Gloria (wife) as reference. So there were some fun things I liked about it and on another version that is more simplified.
My nephew Alex holding his cat Sol. I drew this from a photo I took of them. Used Procreate and my Sensu Brush.
Gloria commented to me the other day that if one were to assess her life through my blog they would summize that she slept a lot and usually with a cat on her.
I was looking at an old sketchbook and saw a nice kitty sketch. I used it to try out the new version of Sketchbook Pro. Very nice app.
I can’t stop drawing cats. This guy is smirking, kinda.
Lewis sitting long enough for me to sketch him.
I am not sure that this qualifies as a daily painting but here it is anyway (because it is photo that I smudged). Our cat Lewis perched above Gloria while she sleeps. Ruler of the world, his world.
When our cats get all tucked up we call it ‘loafing’. It was kind of cool yesterday and Izze was in loaf position.
Cats are constantly around us at our house. Well, at least when they want to be around us. Fading light in the courtyard, Lewis on the stump stool.
09/29/12 02:55 Filed in: Daily Painting
Since I had the oil out working on Mason’s magic cards I thought I would do a daily painting in oil as well. Felt nice. One of my fav subjects, our cat Lewis.
It is so cute when cats are hanging with you and the their tongue is sort of stuck out. Lewis was like that for quite a while last night. This wound up being sort of a menacing portrait but maybe that its a good counterpoint with the tongue out.
I was working in the app Adobe Ideas today trying to get a better feel for it. It is a really nice vector drawing app that I will do a video of next week. Kitty head ballon. It would be funny to see a giant one of these coming down the street at you.
Cats get to lounge a lot.
This is based off of a card I made for Gloria that I stumbled upon. But this time when repainting it turned into a zombie cat.
When the kids were younger we used to draw together quite a bit. Making robots, monsters and of course cats. There was a sketch of a warrior cat that Sam and I did on the fridge and it was todays subject (continuing to have fun using the app Procreate with my Sensu brush).
We like cats at our house.
Happy 4th. This drawing is based on a painting from a few years ago that was our son Sam portrayed as a cat. We are excited to pick him up today from his overseas adventure.
Our black cat Izze laying on the sidewalk, probably collecting fleas. Using the app Paper for this drawing.
Izze is constantly on the prowl. We do feed, plenty, but none the less her little kitty brain only wants to hunt.
While at our friend Gail’s birthday party yesterday we met Haven, who proudly showed Gloria and I a photo of her cat Marshmellow. Photo forwarded and used it for todays painting.
Lewis (our cat) moved while I was doing a little video test of me painting with the Sensu brush. The result is, well, not so good, or is a really good portrait of a a RatCat.
Well, this was meant be a cat with a mask on its face, but Gloria pointed out-while laughing-it looked like a plug receptacle. Oh, well.
Two versions of the same image. The top was painted with art rage and the lower with procreate.
tried a slightly different pose from an earlier painting.
Gloria snapped a photo of Izze on Masons shoulders. Bonded they are...
Another of our green eyed cat, Lewis.
A friend sent us a card that had a cute cat on it standing on its hind legs so I painted the cat (via my finger today because I forgot my sensu brush) while waiting at Sam’s lesson.
The love power of the Mason overwhelms the Zombie Kitty.
On our dining room table with have a water jar that we call the perfect object because it the simplest of forms and so very functional. Our cats cannot get into or tip over the perfect object. But they can, and will tip over our water glasses. Todays painting illustrates.
Gloria reading, Lewis sleeping, and Sam looking off in the distance envisioning worlds unknown. Nothing beats being snuggled up with loved ones.
He actually has a collar on in this. Which he lost the next day, again. We must be pushing one hundred dollars in collars on this guy... does he go some hidden spot and pry his collar off and laugh all the way home?
Lewis pretty much has his way at our house. He gets attention when he demands it, gets a new resting spot even if his sister is already there. You know the drill. His favorite spot is probably Gloria, when she is reading or just dozing off. The additional weight he has put on can be somewhat surprising when he gets into position (as in knock the wind out of you).
The cats adore Gloria. Rightly so :)
Izzy was up to no good yesterday patrolling around looking for something to knock down. And if you found me via the sensu brush on kickstarter, “Hi!” You are going to love the brush! I wish I could have you all over for a beer and ipad painting session.
Ok, I have been hooked with painting on the ipad. This is my third painting using the new Sensu brush, which is awesome. I am going to be making a video of it in use later today so Artist Hardware can it show at work.
Another painting of Lewis sleeping. Those cats do that a lot. Something like 18 hours daily. Here he is in a box.
I think I like this one best. Kind of moody, kind of like a cat.
Lewis sitting on our bed. Below is another version, Blue Lew
Lewis curled up by my feet last night and I worked quickly to try and capture it because i was sure he would move, those cats always do.
Lewis nuzzling Gloria. I think this needs more refining.
Another ipad painting of our cute little Izzy.
Lewis actually sat long enough in one place that I could draw him.
10/11/11 09:16 Filed in: Daily Painting
Cheating. That’s what Gloria and Sam think in regards to doing my daily painting with the ipad. Hmmm, well maybe they are right, maybe not. It sure is faster. Once I am done with the painting it is a quick export to photos than import into rapidweaver and post. They whole picture taking component is removed and frankly the color is fantastic. That said, the resolution is limited, and there no physical artifact (which has its pros and cons). And, oil paint smells good.
Above: I had to try this in red. Also, gave Izze some eyes this time.
Below: is the view off our front porch. I just kept building up blocks of color on this, going from larger to smaller blocks.
Painting and drawing on this here ipad is fun! Primary colors, sing it with me!
08/05/11 10:03 Filed in: Daily Painting
One of two paintings from Friday, August 5. The inspiration for this is an old game made of cardboard. The cat tail is cut out and you try to catch little metal rings on it. I made the cat a bit more gnarly, like it might be a suitable pet for Lord Voldemort.
07/09/11 04:36 Filed in: Daily Painting
My Aunt Joan has a lovely cat named Tigger. Deserving of a portrait she is. She is known as Lucky Tigger because she was saved from the dividing line of a crazy busy highway in Philly when she was a little tiny kitten (someone had cast her litter on the side of the road, humans often do not use their brain).
06/10/11 02:40 Filed in: Daily Painting
Another attempt to paint our wonderful cat Lewis. This is from a photo, which unlike cats, does not move. It is diffucult to tell from the painting that he is in a big bread bowl. But he is, the cool ceramic pressing against his tabby fur. The look on his face is classic Lew, what I call the ‘flat eye’, not mad (yet), not annoyed (yet) but thinking about becoming one or the other. I painted over the Lewis Sleeping painting from 6/08/11.
06/08/11 01:53 Filed in: Daily Painting
Gloria has really been hoping I would paint Lewis (who is a very special cat). So there he was, sleeping, and I thought I would give it a go. I got him roughed in and no surprise here, he turns, and then some more, and I am really messed up and well, that is what this painting looks like. Messed up. I’ll try again. But this is really, really bad. Painted over.
05/18/11 05:42 Filed in: Daily Painting
It’s a flying cat? No, I guess a leaping cat. I’m not sure... A gravity defying cat! / In private collection
Using my Sensu and Artrage, working over a photo of Lewis, and just blocking in color.