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Find all your favorite modern modes of transportation on this cool American Art Deco double sided matchbook cover. (Mine’s the Zeppelin.) This would make a beautiful cover for an alternate history
While Nina and the snaky boss lady were settling up. I looked at the banner for the Frozen Cave Girl. The artist painted her sleeping peacefully in her ice block, holding a spear with a stone point. It was pretty … Continue reading
Good things come in threes, particularly in the design departments of the matchbox label industry. Here are some matchbox threes from the animal kingdom, including two versions of the most famous animal trio of all. (The Three Cranes are particularly … Continue reading
The fourth in an ongoing series exploring the odd historical fascination of the world’s matchbox label design community with the number three. Today: botanical subjects, arbitrarily arranged from the obvious to the obscure.
Continuing our weekly exploration of the historical obsession of the world’s matchbox label design industry with the number three. This week: “The Three Something”.
There comes a time in the development of any drawing that you have to face facts. In the case of this drawing, the fact is that the tall chair that the woman is sitting in looks entirely too much like … Continue reading
This is my favorite stage in the drawing of the day process: erasing out the pencil. Up till now, the whites have been mostly theoretical– they’re the parts of the drawing that aren’t blackened with ink, but they’re pretty grey … Continue reading
As you saw in the previous post, a typical drawing of the day like the one we’re analyzing here is pretty much an automatic drawing. The first rough was random shapes that suggest figures, the second a drawing that established … Continue reading
Just for fun, I decided to document the progress of a drawing of the day in phone camera shots. First, the pencil stage: the first rough, and tight pencils ready to ink.