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the best of the drawing of the day, week 143: self esteem

This guy is a beautiful butterfly, and don’t you forget it.  And he is fabulous, as is his little pal that sits on his head.  The shirt was originally penciled in stripes and the main character in spots, and “I’m … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 141: kirin#1

This is the first in what I assume will be a series of drawings of the day tracing the development of a character design for a kirin.  This is not a Serious Japanese Folkloric Kirin– I hope that, at least, … Continue reading

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when winter comes, you won’t be sorry for “wasting” a sunny autumn day

And there is no better companion for a time wasting walk than a camera.  Playing around with a very narrow depth of field in the garden on the corner, with sort-of-impressionistic results … the striped ornamental grass is cheerful and … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 129: giant space rat

Regular reader Wolfie and the amazing Masako were here at World Headquarters this morning on their way to Chicago to see the Magrittes.  (They took me along and we had a great time in spite of the crowded galleries.)  While … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 128: a shark in a swimsuit

As our British friends say this is “exactly what it it says on the tin”: a drawing of a shark in a swimsuit.  A Certain Person says it does not look very much like a shark, but more like a … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 127– art project

Just when you thought the drawing of the day could not get any sillier, have a sculptor and a small figure with a very big attitude.  For something so ridiculous, this drawing is actually quite formal, inked very strictly in … Continue reading

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recently voted character most likely to: never wear a trucker cap, or where do ideas come from?

In this case, the idea came from a visit to an antique mall in Michigan where I found this striking sculpture of a (very) minor pop culture icon, which immediately suggested this Italian restaurant placemat sketch and accompanying fictional fragment.Gideon … 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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lenticular bookmark wolf 1

Inspiration comes in oddly shaped packages, and can be found in the strangest places. The next few posts will find their inspiration, such as it is, in these snapshots I took yesterday at a big chain drugstore.  They feature an … Continue reading

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