Tag Archives: drawing tools

cable knit

Drawing in a sketchbook is great practice, especially if you do it regularly– every day if possible.  And if you don’t always link your sketchbook work to planning and development connected to specific projects, you will often find it a … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 150: lenny

And here’s Lenny! This is the finished version of the penciled drawing I posted yesterday … just scroll down.  As you see, correcting the serious faults in the structure of the face (well, mostly correcting– the drawing still has problems) … Continue reading

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drawing of the day pencils

It’s been a while since I’ve shared any uninked pencils here, so have a “raw” drawing of the day.  It has at least the potential to be a good ‘un, probably one of the ongoing Pretty Good Dragons series.  Of … Continue reading

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scripty doodles

Script day–I batted out the final revision of a six page story for my new collection.  And writing means legal pads and legal pads mean doodles in the margins. For the last couple of years, I’ve been completely obsessed with … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 142: an old fashioned movie monster

A cross, perhaps, between the Hunchback of Notre Dame and the Creature from the Black Lagoon, with a touch of those classic Creations, this awkward character is definitely one of those monsters who is fundamentally misunderstood.  You can tell from … Continue reading

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the drawing of the day, year seven

Regular readers already know about my drawing of the day project.  Six years ago yesterday I made a New Year’s resolution to do a finished, inked drawing every day for year. Frankly, I would have counted the project a success … Continue reading

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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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new fountain pen guilt

Hey, it’s a thing.  Normally, you should be gloriously  un-guilty about your collection of fountain pens: they’re actual tools, they last almost forever if you take good care of them,  and as a working artist, you’re pretty good about avoiding … 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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