Author Archives: Pam Bliss

distraction; dragonflies and disorganization

This start of the Interesting Fourth of July Project has been put off one day due to poor organization in the studio.  And also I got to go out and drink coffee and photograph to different kinds of dragonflies in … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: monumental

(This is the follow up to the last post with the great C.C. Beck art in it, which you really should go back and look at if you haven’t already.  It’s much better than anything an otter could draw.) Iowa, … Continue reading

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cc beck and captain marvel

The major artistic inspiration for Kekionga is the original Fawcett Captain Marvel, and especially the work of C.C. Beck.  So why not spend the weekend with a couple of beautiful Beck drawings of the big Red Cheese, both of which … Continue reading

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distraction: a toy camera

Every photographer should have a toy camera.  The combination of a low fi plastic lens, minimal controls, and no way to review the images on the spot means there’s nothing much to do except see potential photographs in the scenes … Continue reading

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fifty superheroes: number thirteen

Erik Walks-on-Air is, of course, a flying hero.  In fact, he’s what I think of as a pure flying hero– he doesn’t use technology or magic, and he doesn’t have “flight” as just one item on a list of mighty … Continue reading

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sketchbook week: anpu’s album

Sketchbook Week returns with a new online album of sketchbook drawings of everyone’s favorite retired god.  It’s called Anpu’s Album and there are nine cool Anpu portraits there right now.  I plan to add more as I either draw or … Continue reading

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distraction: steam locomotive

Here she comes! Sketchbook Week will return tomorrow and probably extend into next week because of this locomotive.  Sorry.  It’s all very easy to blame the steam locomotive when you want to play with cameras all day instead of working … Continue reading

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random image from my sketchbook

Plans.  What are these plans you speak of?  Ha.  Life snickers scornfully at your puny plans.  But since it’s sketchbook week, here is a random image from my sketchbooks.  I mean that– I pulled the book of the shelf and … Continue reading

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fifty superheroes: number twelve

The twelfth* of the fifty superheroes is the mighty Man-O-Taur.  And I have mixed feelings about him.  Not about the drawing, which I quite like (doing the whole thing with the scritchy-scratchy pen is always a fun technique) nor about … Continue reading

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sketchbook week: the sketchbook placemat drawing

Here on the blog it’s Sketchbook Week!   Movie Week seemed to go over well, so this week will be dedicated to images from my sketchbook.  Posts will include two more of the Fifty Superheroes from last year’s ongoing project, … Continue reading

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