Category Archives: Technique

In Japan the Hand Can Be Used Like a Knife

Being that my inexpensive but beloved Sketchbook from Heaven will soon be exhausted, I needed to find a replacement. A small, landscape sketchpad roughly the same size was proving impossible to find. The only solution was to make my own!

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You’ll Never Get to Heaven If You Break My Heart

After crowing about my new, favorite sketchbook recently, I decided to look for more of the same since I was tearing through the current one at a rapid clip. I looked at the websites of online as well as brick-and-mortar … Continue reading

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Another Spent Sketchbook and Something Learned

This was one of those Strathmore 400 Series Sketchbooks with the wire binding that I prefer. It laid flat; was easy to draw in and was a pleasure to sketch in. It measures 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches making it … Continue reading

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Creature from the Affinity Designer Lagoon

Halloween 2016 may be gone, but it seems I have some Monster Heads left in me. I made this finned fellow in the vector art program extraordinaire Affinity Designer. This wasn’t my first attempt at a variation of one of … Continue reading

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Affinity Designer After Midnight

Here’s another Halloween Horror Head I created in Affinity Designer while I waited for my son’s early morning bus. I was trying to do something different, but I wound up with another vampire. This one is based on Lon Chaney’s … Continue reading

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I Was a Vector Frankenstein

This was the guy that started it all. I did him as an icon experiment in Adobe Illustrator back in 2006. I was trying to keep it as simple as possible and played with the blending modes of the various … Continue reading

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I Was a Vector Werewolf

Here’s another Halloween Head I created in Affinity Designer as I’ve spent my too early mornings waiting for my son’s school bus, and if I say so myself, I am pretty pleased with this. I really wanted to do a … Continue reading

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Zombie in Affinity Designer

Here is yet another Halloween Horror Head I created in Affinity Designer. This guy is a zombie, but not the flesh-eating variety that first hit cinema screens back in 1968 and seem to have never left. I meant this guy … Continue reading

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Mechanical Menace in Affinity Designer

Here’s another doodle similar to The Count which I cooked up over the course of a couple of early mornings using the vector art program extraordinaire Affinity Designer. I cobbled together the Mechanical Menace with a number of the program’s … Continue reading

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Urban Texture

Playing with a run-of-the-mill snapshot in Affinity Photo.

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I COUNT on Affinity Designer

Here’s a little Halloween doodle that I cooked up in my favorite vector art program Affinity Designer. Being that my son’s school bus pickup time is just before dawn, I thought it appropriate to work on this icon of The … Continue reading

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Leaving Parts of Atlantic City in Atlantic City

During a recent visit to Atlantic City, I stepped out upon the balcony of our hotel and was visited by a breathtaking sunset complete with stunning shafts of light piercing the clouds. It begged to be photographed. Sadly I was … Continue reading

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A Tree Grows in Lansdowne

My favorite tree on the way to work. The sun was hitting it just right so I pulled out my camera and took some texture shots. A little bit of this and that in a photo editor and there you … Continue reading

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The Creep

Fiddling around a bit with a quick little sketch which I brought into Affinity Photo.

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