Saturday, June 11, 2011

Fortress of Louisbourg

A couple of sketches done on a Wacom Intuos 3 graphic tablet, capturing living history in the 18th century at the Fortress Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada, on Cape Breton Island.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Port aux Basques ferry Terminal

A quick sketch done while waiting at the Port aux Basques ferry Terminal in Newfoundland. This is a pencil on paper sketch and done while waiting in line to be loaded on to the ferry. We were lucky to have good weather conditions on the day we were leaving Newfoundland to head back to North Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Friday, May 20, 2011

From the digital sketchbook

Here are a couple of quick and fun drawing done on my Wacom Intuos 3 graphic tablet. These were not taken out of an actual sketchbook, but kept in my digital sketchbook.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

From the old sketchbook

Another sketch from my old sketchbook. A little coastal Cape Breton themed shed.  

Monday, April 25, 2011


I made this sketch on my Wacom graphic tablet using the 2B pencil and the brush tool to add a little colour to the scene. This picturesque little Acadian community of Cheticamp sits on the west coast of Cape Breton Island along the Cabot Trail between the mountains of The Cape Breton Highlands and the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The natural beauty will leave you in awe...  

Sunday, April 24, 2011

St Peter's, N.S.

This sketch was created using a Wacom graphic tablet and Corel Painter Essentials 4. The town of St Peter's has many interesting scenes that can produce wonderful sketches. This one, is of a walk down the sidewalk on Grenville's Street with a view of one of the town's gift shop.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

From the old sketchbook

"Seaside home on Cape Breton Island"
This drawing is one that I found in a sketchbook that I kept a few years ago. Going over my collection of sketches and doodles, a blog seemed like a good place to keep them all together.