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best of the drawing of the day, week 104– double portrait

Chose this drawing just because I like it, and because it represents a twist on the usual sketchbook double portrait of character-and-creature– who is the creature here?  Plus, this is a rare case of meaningful inking.  My inking is usually … Continue reading

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birds in a sluddle is finished!

It took a month and more, but Birds in a Sluddle is finished.   I gave up posting it bit by bit when my eye problems got so much worse, because nobody wants to read about that.  But now I’ve … Continue reading

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drawing of the day bonus– one of the ones that’s worth a thousand words

Or you can at least replace 997 of them with this brush pen outpouring from last night– pure brushwork without a net.I didn’t know that was what my soul looked like, but it doesn’t surprise me much.

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not a month yet– my inking desk, and another inked page

Sluddle progresses. Here is another scanned page of more or less finished inks (I may decide to shade Iowa’s shirt in some way, but I’m holding off on that until I see whether it will make the denser pages too … Continue reading

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month? what is this “month” you speak of?– actual inks!

More or less finished, but unerased inks for page 11 of Sluddle.  This pen is all fountain pen, all the time, with no brushwork and no spotted blacks. Lettering: a brand new B nib Lamy Safari (matte black body, black … Continue reading

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making a spectacle of work avoidance

The “Little Maudie” pages of Sluddle are proving to be far more difficult to lay out than I expected– I had proper little scribble breakdowns, I promise you that, but they are now in the recycler because they did not … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 99- and then there’s this guy

I’m still not sure how I feel about the paper in this new brand of sketchbook.  This is the scritchy-scratchy pen, and it is not very scritchy-scratchy.  I suspect the very slightest bit of feathering is going on, with the … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 98– lesser lion dog

When dog shows are on TV, new entry in the “Pretty Good Dragons” series can’t be far behind: “He’s a Lesser Lion Dog, but I wouldn’t recommend letting him hear you say it. We mostly just call him “Big Guy”.  … Continue reading

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fountain pens on parade (with hand lettering samples)

Just got back to the studio from the kitchen with a handful of fountain pens that all ran dry within the last half hour.  Since posts about pens and hand lettering are always popular and since I had to scribble … Continue reading

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jury duty 2- legal pads and legal pad doodles

This is the second part of the jury duty series, wherein a humble cartoonist and blogger is given a small but crucial part in determining the course of Justice with a capital J.  Among other things, jury duty gives lay … Continue reading

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