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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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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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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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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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midnight in the moonlight: part five

The Sauk Trail State and Friends from Town Unofficial Combined Halloween Party ranged up and down the Stroll far into the night, far enough that the early edition of the paper was making its way from hand to hand before … Continue reading

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midnight in the moonlight: part four

Outside the library, in the smoky, cool, dead leafy, moon silver air, a mysterious creature is practicing aerobatics. Roughly the size and shape of a regular boring male human, it has the wings of a bat, the tail of a … Continue reading

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midnight in the moonlight in the basement of the library: part three

In Iowa’s office (Iowa is Professor Lykander’s student assistant), there is a fat little stone gargoyle sitting on the desk. He spends most of his time posing as a sculpture, perched on the edge of a lopsided black painted plaster … Continue reading

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