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how long does it take to break in a fountain pen?

People sometimes ask me how long it takes to ‘break in” a new fountain pen.  This is normally a hard question to answer, since a lot of it depends on the pen. Softer nibs break in faster than harder ones, … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 123: brushwork hexapod

When you’ve been drawing a lot of group portraits of your audience as you imagine them and inking them for hours with the scritchy-scratchy pen, it’s fun to take up the drawing of the day sketchbook and one of the … Continue reading

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dreaming of a blue toolbox

The world is full of people who love bags and boxes and containers of all kinds.  If that means you,  here’s a wonderful blue toolbox. It’s a Trusco, from Japan, and I just want to fill it up with my drawing … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 121– spotted guy in a tank top

Regular reader Wolfie is here for a visit, and I let him pick this week’s best of the drawing of the day.  Great minds (or whatever kind of minds we have) must think alike, because this is the one I … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 120: apprentice dark rider

Dark riders pursue the forces of light through fantasy stories of all kinds, bringing (and sometimes riding) nightmares.  But did you ever wonder exactly where they come from?  Is a career in dark riding right for you?Apparently there is an … Continue reading

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drawing of the day bonus: what m. hebert found on the beach

To finish off our Best of the Drawing of the Day Weekend, here’s a bonus drawing of the day.  We haven’t done one of these in a while, so a brief explanation may be in order.  I began the drawing … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 114– a magic user

Welcome to Best of the Drawing of the Day Weekend, a festive long weekend of posts devoted to catching up on the weekly Best of the Drawing of the Day feature, which was sadly neglected during the World Cup.  This … Continue reading

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placemat sketch– mermaid

I did a placemat sketch today!  In years past this would hardly be a notable occasion, but with so few restaurants* using paper placemats any more the opportunities are far less common than they used to be.  Steak and Shake … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 107– dark star

The Little Figure Project has begun in the Drawing of the Day sketchbook.  The goal is do 100 of these little figure drawings by the end of the year or so, each a different character that has never been seen … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 106– siblings and friends

The gang’s all here in this one, that’s for sure.  It was a dense bit of penciling to start with, with five figures, one a full body Horrible Creature, and then I sort of went to town inking it.  It … Continue reading

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