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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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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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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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drawing of the day bonus: natalie, mr. whiskers, and the green man

Thought I’d show you some more of the “Twins, Tutor” series this week, but the first sketchbook I pulled down at random didn’t have one in it.  But I did find Natalie, Mr. Whiskers, and the Green Man,and here they … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 130: twins, tutor, groceries

“The Twins, with their new Tutor, at the bus stop, with the groceries” Imagine my shock to discover that the “best of the drawing of the day” posts have been going up more or less every week for rather more … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 129: giant space rat

Regular reader Wolfie and the amazing Masako were here at World Headquarters this morning on their way to Chicago to see the Magrittes.  (They took me along and we had a great time in spite of the crowded galleries.)  While … Continue reading

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