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best of the drawing of the day, week 137: doctor elabo

In spite of the caption, here’s someone who needs no introduction.  Doctor Elabo is in the house!  He’s a jolly, funky, mystical guy, and very much the spirit of my new Pilot Elabo fountain pen.  (Yes, the one I was … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 136: holiday ad

Here’s hoping one more holiday ad isn’t going to drive you around the bend.  At least this one doesn’t have a horrible little song to go with it, like that Surface Pro 3 “Winter Wonderland” spot that has pretty much … Continue reading

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new fountain pen guilt

Hey, it’s a thing.  Normally, you should be gloriously  un-guilty about your collection of fountain pens: they’re actual tools, they last almost forever if you take good care of them,  and as a working artist, you’re pretty good about avoiding … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 135: a startling experience

Well, that’s enough to knock a guy off balance! It’s one thing to be born a hexapod.  If nothing else, you have plenty of time to get used to it before you’re expected to act like you’re coordinated.  It’s another … Continue reading

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king tut– item#262

Continuing yesterday’s tribute to the coolness that is King Tut’s Tomb:Among the many more significant artistic treasures of that first and best Egyptian tomb, my favorite is the elegant Anubis Shrine, sometimes known as the Anubis Ark.  The Egyptian God … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 134: two shady guys

Or rather, two shaded guys.  Hand shaded guys, that is.  Freehand toning like this, with a very small pen like the Rotring Art Pen with the EF sketch nib* (aka the scritchy-scratchy pen) is about the most fun you can … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday: our neighbor to the north

Bonjour, Canada!/ Hi, Canada!   It would take a stronger blogger than I am to resist this oddly wonderful combination map and word search puzzle from Marvel Fun and Games #12 (1980).  Good luck to those who want to print … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day week 133– a bat man

Please note that the guy with the cape and the cave and the signal and the mobile is The Batman.  This is a bat man, so no harm no foul on the copyright front.  OK.  In terms of content, this … Continue reading

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drawing tools we really wish we had

Yes,  this is just a pair of animated GIFs*. But every artist in the world who sees them immediately wants this drawing tool.  And we think it should exist**.  It seems so logical.  It would be a great tool for … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 132: students

Where is Babel University?  I have no idea, but I’m pretty sure that the shirt is a novelty featuring a common student nickname for that august institution.  It’s real name is Something Something City College (or maybe the Something Something … Continue reading

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