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yet another studio mystery -or- the worst superhero name ever

Tearing up the studio, getting ready for a con: it’s always nice to find a long lost new pen rather than the mummified mouse I always rather dread …  I“BBBBB: I love lettering the letter B with an ITALIC Pen”– … Continue reading

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new fountain pen review– the jinhao

Here’s another sketchbook review/sample page for a new (to me) fountain pen.  The Jinhao is an interesting pen with an equally interesting price.  A very interesting price … especially since it includes a cheap but usable converter for bottled ink!

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the raw materials

Spent an hour this morning trimming out Bristol blanks for comics pages.  Since time immemorial, I have worked “scanner size”, drawing my originals on 8 1/2 x 11 paper.  Of course, I still want to draw on Bristol (heavy drawing … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 161– the new bat

I’ve been (mis)using my drawing of the day project for the last week or so,  to create the visuals for a highly experimental minicomic, so it was a real pleasure today to go back to the usual routine. (That, of … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day– week 160: flying wheel

As we catch up (again) with the weekly drawing of the day feature, add this character to the growing collection of drawing of the day sketchbook superheroes.  I’m not sure if Flying Wheel (or perhaps The Flying Wheel?) is a … Continue reading

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sketchbooks for other artists

I am not entirely self centered–while there are certainly certain kinds of sketchbooks that I prefer, I think that all artists, whoever they are and whatever their chosen media, should have the sketchbooks that work best for them and the … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 158–a chair and a felinoid

Yes, there are two guys here (baseline humans, more or less), but the stars of this scritchy-scratchy pen drawing with its strongly triangular composition are the wingback armchair and the white felinoid. I’ve never drawn a wingback chair before, and … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 157: snake and robot

Combine the standard monster/alien/character race/mythological being called the naga with the furry snakes you often see in my sketchbooks.  Add a character that could be an android, a robot, or even another kind of alien.  And you get … a … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 155– an abstracted angel

This supernatural character is sly and conniving and only an angel because of the wings. And the wings themselves are heavily abstracted, to the point where they may be unrecognizable.  Spirals, as always, represent magic and mystery. I was very … Continue reading

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drawing of the day bonus: sky traveler

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, things have gotten sort of crazy here.  Hope you have been enjoying the random posts on random topics!  Among other things, that means we haven’t done the regular “Best of the Drawing … Continue reading

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