Why should the cats have all the fun? Following up on yesterdays drawing. Painted in Procreate app on iPad with Sensu brush.
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I was sitting on the edge our bed and looking down at the rug... there was this guy staring back at me from a little spot on the rug.
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Doodling around with my Sensu Brush in the app Procreate. I have been quite busy and the blog has been neglected. Sorry about that!
The kid kind of looks like an elf in this.
Sketched on my phone using sketchbook pro.
I was playing with the app ArtRage yesterday and went back to try their watercolor brush. The latest app update has this tool working better.
Waiting for Sam to finish his lesson and just wrapped up a call. Quick sketch of a dumpster.
Work has been pretty intense for the last month but I think I can really get back to painting again. I would like to start a new series of paintings… thus far I am grabbing my iPad and painting whatever, however. So now the search for a new series to do, which leads to this post. Maybe doing portraits that are stripped down to minimal elements and limited color.
A sketch of my son Sam. Done on my iPhone with the SketchTime app and Sensu Brush.
I was hanging out waiting for Sam to finish his violin lesson and started drawing some cars in the parking lot. I used to do this a lot.
This is really only the beginning of a drawing but I was trying to capture some of the light coming in on Gloria while she slept this morning. She is so beautiful...
A yummy beer from one of our fab local craft brewers, Hops and Grains.
This feels into that not sure what I am making but just enjoying making. You know, right?
A quick sketch of a glass with pens and pencils in it. Sketchtime app.
Our cat Izzy. Sitting in the doorway.
I have been having a hard time getting around to drawing and painting this week. So I dabbed this out while eating lunch. Liked the colors of the balls in the light… used my Sensu Brush with ArtRage for iPhone.
Went to the gym this afternoon. Here is what was on my bed before leaving.
I went back in to the original design and added another layer than played with after importing into the app Repix.
Having fun making shapes.
Laying in bed, sketching.
I found this from my trip to Canandaigua, NY. I painted it while sitting in the back of a boat while rain approached. The sky was changing from blue to gray. See the buoy in the lower right?
My two essential fluids, water and beer.
We been have been having a lot of great tomatoes at our house. They always look so beautiful on our kitchen counter.
I bet you noticed. This is photo that have manipulated with my new fav photo editor app, Repix. This is app is awesome! Mason sent some photos from his trip over in France and so I was playing with them. Can’t wait to see the bugger back here at home.
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 was playing with a new app, repix, that a customer had recommended. It is a blast to use. I grabbed this recent photo of Sam on his first day of work at the gym, he was throwing up the, “Dad go away” hand.
Here is another painting of tomatoes from our kitchen window sill. Something about veggies in the kitchen. It is comforting.
Reading a great book called ‘Insectopedia’, hence the praying manis…. it is on the cover.
A couple of heirloom tomatoes hanging out on thew windowsill waiting for dinner. Drawn while hanging out with my lovely wife in the kitchen. Makes me happy.
This is some sort of critter dog that is slobbering. I think it is sad. Maybe a little kitty snack got away. Poor doggie.
Just a face. Matches the banner color of my blog page nicely.
I was testing some brushes today and painted a coffee cup while doing so. Coffee. Good.
Missing my buddy Rick. This is a sketch from his wedding… great memories.
This is a wonderful pale lager by our local craft brewer, Hops and Grains.
No idea. A crown maybe?
Trying out the new app Pen & Ink by sketching in Stacey Park, Austin.
I don’t spend enough time using Sketchbook Pro. It is a really powerful app that crosses all the platforms and even is available on all the desktop machines. This is basically sitting down with a beer and making marks to see where they lead.
I wanted to try another version of this sketch using some retro colors. Used the Procreate app.
A nice beer for a hot day in Texas. Drawn with Sketch Club.
Waiting for Sam to finish his lesson so thought I would draw what was in front of me. Using Paper by 53 and my Sensu.
I site I see often. Lewis sleeping on Gloria. Yes. His pillow... my wife.
This was drawn from life, after dinner, watching Gloria tipping and tapping on her laptop. I was just trying to capture some volumes of color and not really worrying about anything else. I used Sketch Club and my Sensu Brush.
Long day and falling asleep. So I am just going to explore making marks in the app Sketch Club.
Don’t know if this really counts as a self portrait or not. But here it is.
Sam doing a little studying in our bed.
We have some dear friends who are about to send their oldest child off to college and they asked if I would do a little sketch for a party.
I was trying out other brushes in the wonderful app Procreate. Such a powerful app.
I love our courtyard.
Another drawing of the Arrow. Actually did this on the 13th but am posting it today. My blog. My rules. This was drawn in Sketch Club and the marks feel sort of like pointillism.
The kid is happy that he has a phone that can send text messages. Welcome to this modern day and age kid.
I was sitting in the doctors office and thought, “what if I had some google glasses to use, where would all the other stuff go that is on my head?”. Sunglasses, reading glasses (can the google glass help with that?). I feel pretty goofy as it is contacts, reading glasses and sunglasses! Getting old stinks kids!
Kind of slow at the moment so I sketched some flowers in Valerie’s studio while we waited for the crush of people to arrive.
I got to hang out these past two weekends with the fabulous painter Valerie Fowler. She was a willing subject for a portrait yesterday as the West Studio Tour came to a close.
Not feeling at all well today. Flat on my back staring at the windows. I know what to draw….
Playing with the app Zenbrush. Just started noodling around until a face appeared.
I was trying out the app Brushes, which was one of the first drawing apps on the iPad and started playing with it again.
This is a combo painting using Aura Marker and Procreate of one of my favorite beers at the moment.
We got some artichokes in our box of veggies this week. Pretty. Here is one sitting on the blanket next to me. Procreate and Sensu Brush. Actually this was done on the 13th but I am sneaking it in here.
I think I missed a couple of days of sketches… busy weekend and the heat is starting to arrive here in Texas. It is going to 90 today. Ouch. SketchTime and Sensu brush.
Mason and I went to a college fair at the convention center. Wow. Lots of schools and lots of people. This college stuff is big business.
Getting sort of lazy. Not really just had some meetings get in the way of sketching. This is a doodle using an app called, Eastern Painting. Sort of a Sumi style paint program. Did this on my iPhone and the resolution is lousy...
Doodling in SketchTime.
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 :)
Drawing of the yummy Ridgeback Ale by No Label Brewery.
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.
Simple, fast, I in landscape… going to sleep.
Another in the series of ‘letters in the Landscape’.
Izze asleep on Gloria’s leg while she kicks back with her laptop. Drawn in Sketcthtime with my Sensu Brush.
It really is a sort of therapy to just sit and look around. Maybe do a sketch or two. Or twenty.
Another sketch in Zen Brush using my Sensu Brush.
A drawing as I fall asleep.
This doesn’t really look like Mason, but it was fun getting him in a cowboy hat.
I am getting the opportunity to try out a Nexus 7 for an extended period of time and am pretty excited about it. It feels really nice. This sketch is done with the app Zen Brush (mac and android).
I got the chance to play with a Nexus 7 yesterday (and look forward to using it in-depth for a while) and opened up Sketchbook to draw in. Really nice experience.
I was finishing my coffee this morning an had an idea that I thought I could do in the app Procreate. Turns out I was wrong but this is what the result was.
This is one of those random drawings that starts with just making lines and see if anything takes shape. Rabbit Head Guy? I don’t really know. Did this one in ArtRage and with my Sensu Brush. ArtRage has a lot of great tools in it. I was using the palette knife quite a bit here. Love that tool!
Everything is budding out here in Austin and soon the bugs will be back. Todays sketch was a little buggy dude… I was using the SketchTime app and my Sensu Brush.
This is a really delicious beer. Had it for the first time while sketching with my friend Byron at the Whip-In.
You’ve heard the reports right? Sugar is toxic.
Izze was loafing on the mantel looking out into the front yard. I painted this one in Procreate with the Sensu Brush.
A quick sketch of Mason after finishing his first regatta (which he loved). He is now about 3 inches taller than me, yikes!
Quick sketch of Gloria while we sit and talk about our day with each other. Ok, it’s sort of a scary portrait but she is pretty tired.
Another brew. A nice stout from the Brooklyn Brewery.
I was enjoying a quiet night at home with a fire and a beer and decided to try and draw our courtyard path at night. There was some moonlight and a couple of landscape lights to light the scene. Frankly this won’t be recognizable to anyone but me but I did find it challenging and enjoyable.
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.
I am guessing that E is next.
This really should be called, “Self Portrait: Recovering from the Flu.”
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!
Another letter in the landscape. I like these.
Another from the Creative World floor while showing the Sensu Brush to thousands of visitors to the show in Frankfurt, Germany.
Scribbles before bed.
Doing a quick sketch with SketchTime and my Sensu Brush on my iPad before settling to read. A cup of lemon chamomile tea will taste great on this chilly night in Austin.
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.
I started this while waiting for my sons recital to start. Didn’t get a chance to finish. And Sam sounded great.
I was up in Chicago to meet with the rest of our crew. Rick had Zen brush installed so I got to play with that a bit and liked. It is another app that has minimal features and a very nice brush.
This was done on my iPhone using the Eastern Painting apps. It was one of the first apps I bought for my phone a couple of years ago. Very is very fluid and inky.
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.
Yeah. That is Gloria and me.
Izze and John. Siblings. Great kids from a great family.
A fine beer all the way from Alaska. I think I can taste the fir trees and the grizzly….
Gloria had torn out a page from somewhere of an James Audubon painting. I used that as reference for todays painting.
I used the painting from the previous day and redid it in ArtRage with their fab oil brush. I like the looseness and limited colors.
I was walking around while Sam was at this violin lesson and saw this flag at rest.
I can’t stop drawing cats. This guy is smirking, kinda.
Quite and election we had! Sing it with me, “Four more beers!”
Using SketchTime on my iPhone again. Doodling and started thinking about the F1 race coming in two weeks to Austin. So this dude wound up getting a steering wheel… not a very good drawing I might add.
My son Mason mentioned that it is ‘No Shave November’. I wonder if this applies to men and women? Anyway, a quick sketch announcing this event.
Lewis sitting long enough for me to sketch him.
It has been a while since I used Brushes, an iPad app of some note (New Yorker covers have been drawn by Joe Colombo using it). Newly updated I was giving it a spin yesterday. ACL has commenced here in Austin. Lots of little birds singing…
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.
In doing some research on an up coming blog post over at sensubrush I realized that you can import an image into Procreate and have it be converted into live pixels (not sure if that is the correct term for this). Basically, you can start working the colors not as reference but as paint. So I thought I would try one attempt with Ed since the portrait was fresh in my mind. I brought the photo into Procreate and ‘smudged’ it around creating a loose pastel like image. I then imported that into ArtRage where yesterdays painting was and layered it in. Adjusted opacity and worked over the top of both images a bit. And while the end result it is less painting and more photograph, I like how it turned out and the process has a lot of potential.
My buddy Brett asked if I would do a painting of a friend who passed away last year.
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.
A few years back I gave a graphic novel to Mason called, Rocketo, by Frank Espinosa. The drawings are wonderful… above is a lame sketch (by comparison) of the main character. You may have noticed I updated my website as well. Let me know what you think. I see a few things to adjust still, but the motivation was to make it ‘responsive’ so that it detects and adjusts to the myriad mobile devices out there in the world.
At dinner my son Sam joked that we should be cooking with crude oil.
This was in a great store down the street from us, Uncommon Objects, which is like walking into museum. This was a little taxidermy guy hanging out by the door.
Sitting on the couch in the courtyard waiting for a cold front to blow in and drop the temps into the 90s. I know that sounds off but it really will feel cool.
Not sure what I think of this app. As you draw it starts fill in (shading) in relation to other marks made. Kind of cool, the interface is not quite clear to me.
Little sleeping Gloria nestled in pillowland.
Sitting and talking with Gloria late in the evening and thought I could get a sketch of her. She dozed off and kept moving around. Oh well.
Here are a couple of portraits from what turned out to be a fun afternoon and evening of hanging out, talking about sketching, building and drinking beer.
Doing little faces in Adobe Ideas.
A glass of Alteration from the Hops & Grain Brewery in Austin. Quite a delicious glass of beer.
Beard guy. Using Sketchbook Ink and my Sensu brush.
Beard guy. Using Sketchbook Ink and my Sensu brush.
I cut up and sautéed a bunch of peppers to go with dinner. I had no idea what kind they were. I can say now that they were of the ‘hot’ variety. I made the mistake of putting a finger in my nose… burning…
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.
I thought the other day that if I opened a pub in Austin it should be called the Duck and Cover… The idea is ok but I might to try refine the drawing and type more, it could be more fun. The date is not correct on the top one, should of been today.
Studies show that teenagers needs a lot of sleep. Sam is trying desperately to get as much as he can. Here he is shown on my bed, seemingly incapable of getting up and moving.
While I like the quality of the sketch here, Gloria looks a bit like Jabba the Hut using an iPhone in this drawing (I mentioned this to Gloria and, well, wished I hadn’t :). Of course, in reality she looks nothing like the Hut….
Staring at the different fields of color in our room as the light fades.
Our fine boy Mason would like to do everything clad only in his boxers. Here, he is shown practicing on his cello.
Just laying down resting the dogs. And the sore finger. And the brain (not shown).
Gloria has been a bit distracted lately. She has had a couple of ‘whoops’ with a knife in the kitchen. We enjoyed the Olympic closing ceremony while sitting in the ER.
Cats get to lounge a lot.
Maybe an idea for illustration.
I don’t really know what this is.
Just messing around in the procreate app and wound up doing a self-portrait with my iPad, Sensu and beer.
A nice hot day and a nice cool pilz.
Gloria is back from her trip and I found her sound asleep in the darkness of our bedroom. I thought I would try doing a painting in the dark of her.
Kids do this. Sit at laptops. With headphones on.
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.
Sitting in a chair in the bedroom sketching while Sunday slips past...
This is actually based on a little space ship clock that my sister-in-law gave a long time ago. It sets near my workbench along with an assortment of matchbox and hot wheels, space ships and home made things.
A mad face, done quickly in the app Paper with my Sensu.
My phone drawn in Procreate with my Sensu. I really don’t think I need the case, and the phone is so beautiful with out it, but I got the black one and gave the white phone to Gloria. And it is so much easier to find an orange phone than a black one. So it has remained on.
Hanging out with my buddy Dan at the Whip In (which has Pecan Porter back on tap.)
Another drawing from an old sketchbook (same one as yesterdays.) Seemed an appropriate subject given it is summertime.
I cracked open a sketchbook from many years ago and found a sketch of this here longhorn. So I worked from that sketch and drew this using my Sensu brush and Procreate. I kinda like it.
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).
Something is bothering this bunny.
Another in the draw what is in front of you series.
We like cats at our house.
Another ‘whats laying around in front of me’ drawings. Added a little landscape for a change of pace.
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.
My old fountain pen. Companion for many a drawing and note over the years.
Flipping through an old sketchbook I found a page of doodles with this guy on it. Worked it up in color using Procreate.
We were cleaning out some old albums and I was inspired to try drawing this retro drummer in honor of the upcoming holiday.
Still having fun with Procreate using it’s layers and blending.
Another drawing of what is in front of me. These are a pair of scissors that my beloved brother in law used use (created with my Sensu brush with Procreate for this one.)
Playing around with the new app, Sketchbook Ink. Another app that is focused on sketching and foregoes the additional stuff like layers, effects, etc. I’m sure they will keep improving it, autodesk makes great stuff.
Just drawing the stuff that is right in front of me.
Gloria and I started doing a bit of summer clearing out. It usually leaves us feeling a bit overwhelmed and amazed at how much can accumulate. She was feeling a bit stunned...
Still messing with Procreate. My son was talking about another case of some guy in Florida going crazy and trying to eat some other dude. Under the influence of a substance that, you know, makes them go zombie. Geez. I don’t think the guy in this image is quite ready to chow down yet… he might just be looking for stray pets...
I have been using the app Procreate quite a bit. Experimenting with the brush options and layers.
Dan hard at work in the studio learning some new fangled thing.
A couple of more images playing around with procreate (using trying different brushes, layers and blending modes.)
Having fun with Procreate and my Sensu brush. I kept adding layer on top of layer and playing with the filters and brushes.
Cherries are back in season. Yum. This was done with Sketchtime.
I did a quick painting of my neighbor Alton while visiting at the Whip-In.
Hanging outside at the pool where Sam’s violin lessons are held. I would have drawn the two people in the pool but they were *cough* very interested in each other and I thought it polite to be looking in different direction.
This sort of describes summer. Laying on your parents bed, listening to your iPod and did I mention laying on your parents bed in the middle of the afternoon?
Another doodle in Procreate with my Sensu brush. Not really sure what this is, I did it was a doodle right!?
This guy kind of has that Magnum P.I. stash. I was using Procreate and kept layering up line art. Changing some of the filter effect. This is a great app.
Using Paper, making faces. Did a version with color but liked the line art better.
This guy looks sort of tired and grumpy.
Gloria’s water glass and iPhone sitting on the dining room table. This was done in ArtRage with my Sensu brush.
With all the neat sketching apps out there now, I wanted to jump back and use SketchTime again to compare. I love this app! Fast and fluid. You can zoom in and a nice selection of colors.
I downloaded Sketchbook Ink yesterday. It is a new app by Autodesk (who make a lot great applications.) It still feels a little hiccuppy but overall I liked it and would compare it to Paper (by 53) and SketchTime. I will try to do an overview of it soon and post it to www.sensubrush.com.
Dan and I had some quality hanging out time in the courtyard after work today.
Nothing quite so nice and beer glass, more full than empty.
I have been trying to get to know Procreate better. It is a really rich app and I have been blown away by some of the drawings/paintings I have seen other do in it. So, I drew what was near me last night as I watched a M•A•S•H with Sam. I am far from feeling comfortable in it but I really like it.
Before drifting off to sleep...
I read the Procreate manual on my flight home from Chicago and really enjoyed it. The Savage team did a great job on it. Procreate is a very rich environment to work in. I definitely need to spend more time using this app.
These were on the counter awaiting instructions.
While I was showing the Sensu to a visitor to our show this past weekend she asked what apps I would recommend. So I showed her Paper, Sketchtime, Artrage and when she said that she was a UI designer I opened up Procreate for her to try. As she was playing around I noticed that she was painting with the Sensu in one hand and sliding the line width control with the other. Duh! Awesome! Thank you Shannon!
I got to spend a lot of time with our wonderful neighbors Valerie and Brian during the West Studio Tour this weekend.
Not much time to draw after a crazy day at work and going to see Sam in a play. He was awesome!
Thats me. Bald, wearing reading glasses. Waiting for Mason to get off from work. He has a drivers license (wasn’t I just changing his diaper last week?)
That is Gloria’s on the left and mine on the right.
Mason brought some flowers to his Mom. Sweet.
We have been working towards this day for quite a while and I am happy to report that our website is updated and the web store is LIVE! Go buy your very own Sensu brush at www.sensubrush.com. We are currently only taking US orders.
It has been hectic. And this is how I’m feeling. Though I don’t smoke. Yet.
Some times you just sit and draw and it really doesn’t have to make any sense. But I do think there are a couple faces with big chins in here...
I took our friend Jane (who is visiting from England) to my favorite pub, the Whip In, last night. Good food, some Milk Stout and fabulous music by Vana Mazi.
This is a little bird ornament that Gloria found somewhere (she is always finding wonderful little things.)
I’m not really sure what this is but I like it. Part lizard, part toad, part calligraphy.
My wife makes delicious dressing. Here are two jars on the dining room table.
Tired… a very quick sketch and it is lights out for me.
I was having fun with the app Paper and my Sensu brush. Changing the speed with which you move the brush changes the line width.
Sam made a really cool re-curve bow out of pvc the other day. He went and bought himself some good arrows and practiced out in the courtyard. No passer-bys or small animal were injured ;-)
This sort looks like Thomas Jefferson as a zombie. Sorry about that TJ.
Our black cat Izze laying on the sidewalk, probably collecting fleas. Using the app Paper for this drawing.
Here is a seven minute video of me using the app, Paper by 53. A very nice app that has a nifty user interface, and a simplified, but satisfying set of tools. I love the parameters that the developers set for this drawing and sketching tool.
Just another beer glass. This was a New Belgium Belgo IPA. Not so crazy about the beer but like the drawing. Using the app Paper.
We have a fabulous smoke tree in our courtyard.
I snapped a photo on route to Curra’s for breakfast taco’s on Saturday. Yesterday I used that image for my daily painting. I liked just breaking the painting into color fields.
I’m sure it is not an original idea for an illustration, but it is todays daily painting. Using the Sensu brush with app Paper.
Sam and I toured the UPenn campus last weekend. We ate lunch at the White Dog Cafe, quite tasty.
We spent a long weekend at my Aunt Joan’s home outside Philly this past weekend. Near her driveway is this cool (and messy, as Joan points out) black walnut tree. I love the branch that looks like an arm and elbow.
And another face using Paper. I love the pen in this app.
Another face drawn in the app, Paper.
I was using the app Paper (by 53) for this funny looking guy.
The compass in our camper. A nice sunny day in Austin.
Yesterdays painting was of a Cross Vine growing in our garden. I used some old drawings by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) as inspiration. Painting with the Sensu with ArtRage again. Though this time I used the watercolor brush option for the colors (and it is very slow).
Another botanical using Sensu and Procreate. This was an old rose that has sat in the dining room for a LONG time.
Sam is soooo close to passing Gloria in height!
My nephew Ben is a willing subject for portraits. I have these funny jumbo paper ears that fit on your head and he put them on (I used the Sensu and ArtRage for this).
Below is a quick sketch of Gloria (using the Sensu brush and SketchTime app).
My sister-in-law and nephew are visiting. It is great to see them, and did a quick portrait of Ben on the front porch (using Sensu and ArtRage).
Here are a couple more sketches with the Paper app. It has a nice quality line to it.
A couple drawings from some sketchy (in a good way) apps. The cactus was done in SketchTime and the portrait below was done in Paper. Both are very nice apps with nice thought (and restraint) in regards to the user experience. And variable line width, which is fantastic in my opinion.
What is the definition of a dresser?
The title of the post is more exciting than the actual post :) I did go to an interesting presentation today by Dr. Donald Shoup (the prophet of parking). He was brought to town by Council member Chris Riley who has been very active in trying to resolve Austin’s parking woes. Shoup has written a book, The Real Cost of Free Parking, in it he suggests that all this parking that is required of developers and merchants should be removed and instead use metered parking (priced as to what the market will bear-and in such a way that you always have a few empty spots) is a better model for solving the issues in problem areas. Revenue collected by the meters is then given back to the areas that support (less maintenance costs). Those dollars can then be used for improvements (sidewalks, trees, law enforcement etc.). People who don’t want to pay will find alternative methods of getting to and fro (bike, bus, walk)… I am oversimplifying this, but is interesting.
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Matt paints a portrait with the Sensu brush and ArtRage using its oil brush, an imported photo, and layers.
Izze is constantly on the prowl. We do feed, plenty, but none the less her little kitty brain only wants to hunt.
The pizza this weekend was really good. The crust was crispy, an ongoing issue for me as our oven tops out at 500 degrees.
My wonderful and lovely wife Gloria celebrates her birthday tomorrow (which explains the dazed look on her face in this painting). Happy Birthday! (she looks like she is 30 ;)
Another glass of beer… some may find it boring, not I…. a glass of beer is bliss.
Some carrots, beets, garlic, and asparagus (in a glass container) on the kitchen counter. Daylight fading fast.
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.
Bare feet, blue jeans, the dappled light of a Sunday morning… it is so nice to hang out and visit, and look at your sweet heart’s feet :)
I worked on this painting at the Whip-In, my favorite pub in Austin. Using the iPad and Sensu brush in public is a sure way to meet new friends. I had a great time talking to Melissa and Jackie about the joys of making images on the iPad. And the Bonnevill County Pine Box had a raucous couple of sets! Did a sketch of Dan (banjo), Harvey (mando) and Jimmy (guito).
This still life is a bit complicated. I do like the blast of blue on the right though.
I was waiting for the kettle to boil and sketched the toaster. Oh trusted toaster, where would be without thy...
Above are a couple drawings using sketchtime and my sensu brush. The subject is the superb Brackenridge Vanilla Porter.
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.
A couple of doodles while sitting on the front porch. I was using the procreate app… thinking about ordering a the new improved iPad.
Sam is 14, I am 52. He is looking good though!
I just finished a great book, Rats by Robert Sullivan. A history of rats in NYC. Not really crazy about rats myself but the book was great.
Don’t know that this really captures the lovely Mia, in fact the painting makes her look like she might be beginning to scowl, which I know she never does :)
Gloria had a stack of fixings for dinner tonight. Some sort of thai yummy thingy. Birthday dinner for Sam!
I got to hang out for a while yesterday over at our neighbors, the St. Cecilia Hotel. The Soul sign by the pool was made by another neighbor and friend, Evan Voyles. It is a lovely spot … and painting on an iPad is quite an ice-breaker, I met some really nice folks.
Just playing with drawing a glass using sketchtime. I’m up in Chicago on business and having a really good trip.
I never get tired of painting food (or fruit).
Back from my business trip to Chicago. Hanging outside while Mason takes his cello lesson. We had lots of rain here in Texas so the spring should be very springy.
Here is what they look like in the morning before whisking and pouring them into the skillet with some scallions. Can you say breakfast tacos?
Look Mom no more braces!
The oranges in Texas are really good right now, as is the grapefruit (which frankly is the best anywhere). Some leftover peels on the table were the subject for todays painting.
Another of Sam, our handsome young man. Ready to perform with the Austin Youth Orchestra.
Still getting used to SketchTime. Like the loose line quality a lot and it is fast.
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.
Caught a photo of Sam standing in the kitchen and used it as the subject for todays daily painting. They grow up fast, he is almost fourteen.
Flashing the money, well, paycheck. Nicely done kid.
Playing with some of the different brushes in Procreate and my Sensu brush.
Our boxes of veggies from Hairston Creek Farm have been plentiful lately. Lots of roasted veggies in our future :-)
I dipped some strawberries for a little tasty V-day treat. The family loved them.
The back of a Mercedes Benz.
Izze sitting on the table watching whatever it is that a cat likes to watch.
I downloaded a new painting app yesterday called, procreate. It is very nice and I am excited to use it. This painting was done using the stylus end of the Sensu brush. The app is very responsive and fast, the apple was pretty tasty as well.
Another view of the highway near the intersection of Casear Chavez Street and 183 in Austin. I like this views where the manmade and natural world cut into each other and divide space (wow, that was almost… deep).
This is our friends Ron and Leslie’s dog, Louis. He is a really cute dog. This painting is from a photo that Leslie snapped as Louis was waking up. I was working in this during Sam’s orchestra rehearsal and wound up meeting another parent, Dan, who was utterly blown away by the Sensu brush I was using.
Our winter shares of veggies are pretty amazing. We unload our box and the counter is filled with veggie goodness.
The young man at home (actually he was doing dishes).
Navel oranges are on sale at HEB. Five for a dollar.
Putting up a trade show can be exhausting. Just ask Rick. Tired Rick.
Sampled some German brew. This is a glass of Binding beer.
I kind of got into painting peoples feet in the booth. Astroturf carpet. I think I have seen enough of that for a while.
I had taken a photo of some of Princeton’s brushes. They made an excellent subject to demo with.
Trinedy gave up on wearing heels and made the smart decision to wear sneakers.
Rick visiting at the Princeton booth at the Messa Frankfurt fair.
Love me some Darth.
Using the crayon tool for this one.
I spent the last week doing iPad paintings with new capacitive Sensu brush at the Messe Frankfurt show, in Germany. It was very exciting to show people from all over the world this exciting brush and how I use it. So below are some of the paintings I that I did (actually there are probably a dozen or more that I never saved).
Can you tell that I was tired painting this. Crazy day with a sick kid. I won’t be posting for a week (but will be painting) as I am going to Frankfurt to demo the sensu brush using my ipad. Should be fun.
Some peeled radishes in a lovely fire king mixing bowl.
Go Giants. Those were great games this weekend.
What a lovely night out it was. Clear skies, had a nice fire going, and I almost forgot to do my daily painting. So after crawling into bed I started scribbling with my eyes closed, when I opened them the shape of a puppy was there.
Gloria tippy tapping away on her computer.
Update: This project got funded in less than three days!
I can proudly say that I was the first backer for this kickstarter project. I’m really looking forward to trying the brush out on Mason’s iPad. Click over to kickstarter and check it out. I should add a disclaimer here: I used to work as art director for Artist Hardware (the company that is making the Sensu).
Just kicking back drawing in our courtyard before dinner.
Using my Sensu and Artrage, working over a photo of Lewis, and just blocking in color.
I downloaded the Sketchbook Pro app and was playing around in it in preparation to do a video of it with my Sensu. It is a very powerful app, though the user interface takes some get used too (and I have not).
Lewis. One of our cats.
I stopped by a happy hour that 37 signals had for customers in Austin. Popped off a couple sketches while enjoying a nice beer.
It is sort of my zen thing to sit in the courtyard with a beer and just draw something.
Sitting in the courtyard on a lovely night in Texas. Watching a little tea candle flicker away while drawing the newly updated Paper app.
Gloria has hurt her leg. Poor thing. She seems to be on a bit of tear here racking up injuries.