Posts by: Christopher Mackay

The Boathouse

Updated 2019-08-08. The Boathouse, Penobscot Bay, Maine. Sketch from a reference photo I took in 2014. Pencil, Lamy Vista fountain pen with Lexington Gray Noodler’s Ink, and Pigma Micron brush pen on 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha (150 gsm) white paper. In a private collection.

Lighthouse at Cape Jourimain

Updated 2019-08-08. Pencil sketch of the recently-moved lighthouse at Cape Jourimain Nature Centre, Cape Jourimain, New Brunswick. It really needs a coat of paint — many shingles have gone black. From a photo I took in September, 2016. On 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha (150 gsm) white paper.

Ornitholestes hermanni skeleton

Updated 2020-06-13. Ornitholestes hermanni skeleton on display in the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta; pencil and ink sketch from a photo I took in July, 2016. Lamy Vista with Lexington Gray Noodler’s Ink on 5¾ × 8¾″ Stillman & Birn Gamma (ivory/150 gsm) paper.

Camarasaurus skull

Updated 2019-08-08. A quick post for FossilFriday during Dinovember. From a reference photo I took at the Tyrrell in July, 2016.

Shemogue cloud study

Updated 2019-08-08. A small watercolour cloud study from Shemogue, New Brunswick. 3 ½ × 5 ⅜″ Pentalic Aqua Journal (140 lb.) paper. Private collection.

Cape Jourimain lighthouse

Updated 2019-08-08. Light 2H pencil under-drawing of the newly-moved lighthouse at Cape Jourimain, N.B. 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha (white/150 gsm) sketchbook. From a photo I took in September, 2016. Not sure if I want to do this as a pen-and-ink sketch or do light watercolour washes. We’ll see how I’m feeling about it once… Read more »