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best of the drawing of the day, week 131: “inconspicuous” is in the eye of the beholder

Time travelers and dimension walkers both agree– inconspicuous clothing and gear is the way to go if you don’t want to be discovered and condemned as a wizard or worse.  Usually this means a plain cotton shirt and canvas trousers, … Continue reading

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new fountain pen first steps

People sometimes come to this blog to read about fountain pens and how to care for them and use them for drawing and hand lettering, so I thought I would share with you what I do to get started with … Continue reading

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save the phone doodles!

We’ve discussed before the long and honorable history of the phone doodle, that marvelous school of art practiced by practically everyone in the days when there was always a pad of paper (or a conveniently placed painted wall) near the … Continue reading

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magritte: the mystery of the ordinary

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary 1926-1938  Art Institute of Chicago This post about an Art with a big A exhibit is moderately long, and it also contains some very mild, art museum-style nudity, so I am putting it behind … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 128: a shark in a swimsuit

As our British friends say this is “exactly what it it says on the tin”: a drawing of a shark in a swimsuit.  A Certain Person says it does not look very much like a shark, but more like a … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday on wednesday: medieval sketchbook world

Spent way too much time today trying to organize the article/essay/post I am writing for you about the Magritte exhibit– then when I sat down to write it, it fell totally flat. As always when a project stalls, I took … Continue reading

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a great dog comic from the internet

Several people sent me links to “dog philosophy”, this great comic about the nature of dogs from threepanelsoul.com.  It seems to be taking the world of great comics about nature of dogs by storm, as well it should.  I’d never … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 127– art project

Just when you thought the drawing of the day could not get any sillier, have a sculptor and a small figure with a very big attitude.  For something so ridiculous, this drawing is actually quite formal, inked very strictly in … Continue reading

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going to visit some art

Where have I been all day?  I went to to the home of Anish Kapoor’s iconic public sculpture “Cloud Gate”, to visit it and some other fine pieces of art.  The Bean was precisely as usual: epic in scale, colossally … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 126– apple picking, you idiot

It’s always reassuring to see a couple of actual comics turn up in one week of drawings of the day.  For those who aren’t lucky enough to live in this part of the world, at this time of year, the … Continue reading

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