Taking it One Line at a Time.

A highly untrained Canadian doodler trying to be creative every day. I post the strange & varied results here.

Herd of pandas

Materials: AKUA ink on Stillman & Birn, Zeta paper. 

Notes: …waiting for them to dry and hopefully I’ll have a clean dozen … without paw prints or too much cat hair, added by the ever helpful Suki and Zen, to send in for the print exchange.
State of the Desk - April 2014

Wow….that time of the month already!

Here I’ve improvised edge guides by using the cover of a dissected sketchbook ( which provided the paper I’m printing on) and cereal boxes. Seriously low tech….and so far working amazingly well….

The AQI 755 limited series for The Print Exchange gets underway. Today I’ll add the second colour…
Print Exchange 2014 - WIP 

First test of two colours for my contribution to the 2014 Print Exchange hosted by The Sketchbook Project

You can read more about it here:

http://www.sketchbookproject.com/projects/printexchange
Book hoarding Dragon



Materials: Pentel 0.3 HB, Sakura Micron pen & Faber-Castell watercolour pencils on Stillman & Birn, Zeta paper

Notes:  …another project finished. 

Question: If I was a dragon, what would I hoard?

Answer: Books of course. 

…this really is how I see myself. In fact…this is how my family sees me.
Purrlock is unreasonable. Again.

Materials: Sakura Micron 005 on Stillman and Birn, Zeta paper 

Notes: “John. Wake up. We’re out if milk.”

Head canon: Purrlock is too above the act of making friendly with the humans of 221B for milk. So if the dish is empty….he gets John to do it.


(Finally got around to finishing this sketch which I started around Christmas *rolls eyes at self*… )
Squirrelock and Squirrelcroft Holmes 

Materials: Pentel 0.3 HB, Sakura Micron pen & Faber-Castell watercolour pencils on Stillman & Birn, Zeta paper

Notes: Squirrels happen. I make no apologies for giving into silly ideas. Life is just easier when you do what your Muses demand of you…..
WIP: The Holmes brothers ala squirrel

…… Because once the nutty idea got it’s little claws into my brain, there was no going back.
Squirrelcroft

Materials: Sakura Micron pen on Stillman and Birn, Zeta paper.

Notes: I have no idea what got into me either. I suspect too much time wallowing in the awesome that is Mark Gatiss. It just sort if happened….

….and apparently I feel a perverse need to work my way through the animal kingdom regarding the Holmes boys. Need to cut back on coffee or something……
Dark-eyed Junco

Materials: Pentel 0.3 HB, Sakura Micron pen & Faber-Castell watercolour pencils on Stillman & Birn, Zeta paper Notes: the jauntily little juncos have been very active in the yard as Spring approaches :)
……some of the ‘other projects’ I alluded to.