Thursday, January 31, 2013


I was looking at drawings by Ian Sidaway and Kurt Hollomon,

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Safeway Coffee Shop

The Safeway chain of grocery stores often have a Starbucks coffee shop in them. This one is in Tsawwassen BC Delta Canada.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

a la Danny Gregory

I was looking at his"Creative License" book again, always enjoyable. Journaling might be fun.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Terra Breads

Terra Breads is a great bakery and cafe on 5th Ave in Vancouver BC Canada. Great soup and sandwich. Back in business with a scanner which produces a nice clear image. I put a B nib in my Lamy Safari fountain pen, gives my drawing quite a different look.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Reading the News

In Tsawwassen, Delta BC Canada

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Coffee Break

Ink in a Fabriano Venezia 6X9 sketchbook, drawn in Tsawwassen, Delta, BC at Starbucks. It is a classy sketchbook, relatively expensive, and I hate not to use it but I find a bound book awkward to use. And my scanner is not working with my new OSX so I am using my camera and I get this blue tinge. Drat!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Morning Sketch

A brown Sharpie Ultra Fine marker on Canson 98lb Mix Media sketchbook 7X10. I love this Canson paper.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Raven & The First Men

A magnificent carving in laminated cedar by Bill Reid depicting a First Nations legend of the beginning of the world. (Hope I got that all right.) It is magnificent. At the Museum of Anthropology at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver BC Canada. Ink, colour pencil, watercolour on 9X12 70lb Bee Paper Pen Sketchers sketchbook.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Pacific Aggressor

In Ladner Harbour, Delta, BC, Canada. These guys may have been a little too aggressive in the past as some of the the fish runs are not what they used to be. Graphite, ink, watercolour on 80lb Bee Paper Co-Mo Sketch 9X12.

Saturday, January 12, 2013


I upgraded to OS X 10.8.2, first upgrade in 5 years, and of course my training wheels scanner does not have a driver for that, coming soon of course, so I am back to photos and can't get that same white background. I think I will just find a cave and draw on the wall. I know, that would suit you fine!

Sunday, January 6, 2013


Trying a small Yarka watercolor set that is easy to carry and use on location, but not too tiny. I think I will like the colours. I like the price, $8CDN, even cheaper in the US. Drawing on the commuter train in Vancouver.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Our Lady of Paris

Notre Dame de Paris. From my photo. Happy New Year!

Costa Coffee

From my photo. Here is my latest inspiration,
check him out.