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farmers’ market find– ebony green 1

Some finished sketchbook drawings from the new farmers’ market pen.  You may recall that this interesting pen (introduced here, with photographs in the following post) came with a sample cartridge of Private Reserve brand Ebony Green ink.  Now, I don’t … Continue reading

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drawing of the day– poison ivy and baseball

Wait.  This drawing of three young girls, maybe sisters (or cousins, like you meet in so many old children’s stories), with their “Magical Items” seems to have nothing to do with either everyone’s least favorite horrible-rash-inducing plant and/or our national … Continue reading

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anatomy of a drawing of the day: finished

Here’s the finished drawing.  I never put a title on it (there’s not really a good space to letter it in), but I think of it as “The Lifeguard Stand”.  Because no matter how much upholstery I put on it, … Continue reading

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anatomy of a drawing of the day: background

There comes a time in the development of any drawing that you have to face facts.  In the case of this drawing, the fact is that the tall chair that the woman is sitting in looks entirely too much like … Continue reading

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anatomy of a drawing of the day-erased

This is my favorite stage in the drawing of the day process: erasing out the pencil.  Up till now, the whites have been mostly theoretical– they’re the parts of the drawing that aren’t blackened with ink, but they’re pretty grey … Continue reading

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anatomy of a drawing of the day: first inks

As you saw in the previous post, a typical drawing of the day like the one we’re analyzing here is pretty much an automatic drawing.  The first rough was random shapes that suggest figures, the second a drawing that established … Continue reading

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anatomy of a drawing of the day- pencils

Just for fun, I decided to document the progress of a drawing of the day in phone camera shots.  First, the pencil stage: the first rough, and tight pencils ready to ink.

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best of the drawing of the day- teen team

You know how you can be messing around in your sketchbook, drawing a perfectly ordinary mixed group of teenagers of various species and body configurations, and then the clothes get a little bit out of hand so you end up … Continue reading

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the twins/tutor series

“The twins with their new tutor, in the lab, with Abacus, Boiling Henry and the Thing.” As we restart the weekly “Best of the Drawing of the Day” feature, here is the latest outing in the Twins/Tutor series, which has … Continue reading

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antique skeleton keys

Finally finished (barring a few tweaks) the drawings of antique skeleton keys for a change of address card.  One is pretty conventional, based on photographs of actual keys plus some period engravings.  And one is … less conventional.   It’s based … Continue reading

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