Noah’s Archipelago: Favorite of the week ending June 4, 2023

I’m posting my favorite of the previous week’s Noah’s Archipelago comics each Saturday. This week it was Ursula’s school’s sports day and Noah got into being a cheerleader while Ursula got into ensuring she didn’t advance any further than necessary, as seen in my favorite of the this week:...

Best of Ricky B.: week ending June 2, 2023

This week I posted some of the monotypes I did of Ricky on Saturday along with the usual cartoons and a pastel drawing when I’ll post on social media on Sunday. I think my favorite, though, is the “bonus” cartoon I drew this afternoon from a prompt in Ladysmith...

A few Gelli plate monotypes of Ricky B. Rat

I got around to playing with my gelli plate to try to make some monotypes at home similar to what I can do in the studio with a press. I still have a fair amount of experimenting to do to get the Goldilocks linework – just the right thinness,...

Planting, spraypainting, and a random selfie

Fortunately the temperatures are a bit lower this week, which is nice… but won’t last… It’s made working in the garden more pleasant, of course. I’ve been yanking goutweed as I’ve been able, though there’s a lot more to yank. And I’ve been planting more. Speaking of which, I...

Best of Ricky B.: week ending May 26, 2023

As mentioned in the last Saturday blog, I’m posting these as separate weekly blog posts now. This week I messed around with portraying Ricky in pastels as well as the more usual ink drawings (no monotypes this week). So, I think for the week’s favorite rendering of Ricky B....

Best of the Bono Mouse sketchbook: week ending May 22, 2023

My favorite of this week’s Bono Mouse sketches: Done with a purple Pilot pen. I’m down to only 2 blank spreads in the book, so it’s almost time to start going through the spreads that only have a drawing on the one page to fill in all the blank...

Prints, pastels, and 1990s Pyra really shoulda kept better records

Saturday again. I just got back from dropping another trunkful of stuff I don’t need anymore off at Value Village (and there will be a bunch more) along with renewing my membership at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, which I almost forgot was running out in a couple...

Best of Ricky B.: week ending May 19, 2023

As mentioned in the last Saturday blog, I’m posting these as separate weekly blog posts now. So, the week’s favorite rendering of Ricky B. is this one: To see all the Ricky works, follow @ricky_b_rat on Instagram or Ricky B on Facebook… the latter of which was just set...