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best of the drawing of the day, week 125: conspirators

I don’t know what these two are up to, but I bet it’s “no good”.  They just look like a suspicious pair: the skinny baseline boy in punk gear and a cardigan sweater and the stocky hexapod gal with the … Continue reading

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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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1004 posts (reader appreciation week continues)

A thousand posts and a post here on this little blog, and all due to our lovely, lovely audience.  I have drawn some more pictures of you  to say thank you.  Here’s hoping you can see yourself in there somewhere.

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best of the drawing of the day, week 122: man in tweed

Sort of like a Man in Black, except for some reason I decided not to black in his suit.  Instead I started shading it with hatching, and ended up with three or four different sizes of hatching and a few … 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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best of the drawing of the day, week 119– playground sportswoman

Been reading way too many juvenile novels about madcap schoolgirls by Angela Brazil (pronounce “Brazzle”) recently.  They’re ripping tales all round, of course, filled with rags, dormitory beanos and playing up at cricket for the honor of the school,  and … Continue reading

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placemat camog

A camog, of course, is a cross between a dog and a camel.  (My husband thought up the word , and, hey, it’s better than “damel”.)I drew this camog on the back of yet another Steak and Shake placemat at … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 117– spokesphinx

Started out drawing a Knotted Rope sphinx (search the blog for “sphinx” to find out more about them).  I wanted to put something in his hand and it turned out to be a coffee mug.  The pose evolved and there … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday on monday: picture and caption

I like this picture.  I like the caption. (It’s a complete sentence!)  I like the typesetting and the figure drawing and the linework and the expression on the fact of the lady in the striped dress at the far right.  … Continue reading

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