Open licenced artwork by William Mckee


I have been getting out more often with my Raspberry Pi and smaller display screen. It’s a bit easier to use in public than the 7 inch setup. Here is a mixture of digital drawings I created from both street views and imagination.


portrait drawing of Lee Kuan Yew. I have put a talk submission into pycon sg. I will talk about processing my art.
In the background I have drawn a landscape. cronulla-landscape

I took the train to Cronulla on Wednesday afternoon and went to the beach to draw. This view was drawn looking north.


A second Cronulla drawing. This one is look South - back towards where I sat to draw the first drawing.


A robot with a sun in the sky.


A very happy looking robot.


A robot that is thinking.


A robot with six arms.


A robot with stripped fingers.


I sat outside Westfield in Hurstville and drew the buildings. My goal is to get out more and draw more buildings and street scenes - along with beaches!


I sat at the rooftop in Wesfield Hurstville and drank a drink well I drew the view. It was mostly tables and seats, but there was a few plants which made it more interesting.


A scared looking robot.


A robot with targets as eyes.


A short robot with landscape behind.


A tall robot.


A fat robot.

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This will be my final post before I fly to New Zealand for Linux Conference Au. I will be back in Sydney at the start of Feb though. I plan on bringing my painting gear to New Zealand, so will likely do an update or two.

I have not been drawing people on redditgetsdrawn but I have been drawing random landscape. This is the results.


I was quite excited to find out that a bunch of work entered the public domain on 1st Jan 2019. One of the items - a Charles Chaplin film. This was drawn as I watched the film. Got to love public domain!


A character standing on a plank in a landscape. Ripple affects below and to the right. Behind circles.


Filling in the center area with scribbles. A fork pieces the ocean.


Family terms. Character in color to the left.


I’ve been enjoying making these large curve shapes. They are very satisfying.



Two pens with clouds and spiky landscape surrounding.


Rewatching 12 monkeys. I have no idea how many times I have watched this show. It’s so good.

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The first update in months. I have not attended life drawing since September. In November my Raspberry Pi 7 inch TFT broke along with losing the pen. I have recently replaced the pen but not the TFT. Instead I am using the old 3.5 inch broken screen. It’s not as easy to use as the larger offical screen - but better than nothing. I have also been using the Pi connected to a normal monitor - though this is not portable.

Here are several pieces of artwork that I have created since I got a new pen.


This was drawn when I was working on the NBA api. I wrote a script that downloaded gifs for each NBA team. If I was to go back and extend it further I would merge gifs with player names.


ConceptArt Environment of the Week. Interior or exterior of a market vendor selling weapons in the middle ages. I didn’t end up drawing anything but it’s a good warmup.


Landscape and shapes, portrait and house on a hill. Alien like create standing on a rock in the water.


Friends children portrait. Photo was taken in the middle of December. Like usual I made them look much older than they really are.


Grayscale tonal layer. Issues with their ears and who goes in fron of who. In the end - made the boy in front with the girl slightly behind. Light backgground with no detail.


Colour tonal layer. Yellow for the skin, red for the hair and mouth. Red was used for the darker areas of the nose but it should be a darker yellow. Blue for the background. Green for the boys tshirt, and pink for the girls.


Landscape. Creature to the left. Waves leading into the foreground.


Grayscale tonal. Light for the sky in the distance. Mid dark for everything else.


Girl holding a mic. Usual background


Grayscale tonal. Standing on a darker area.


Line layer overtop of the mic girl grayscale tonal layer. Replaced the girl with a spike creature.


Reference was a old wellington painting - one of my favorites. Replaced the figure with a new figure.


Grayscale tonal layer of the Wellington figure.

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