Tag Archives: around the studio

it’s inktober!

Inktober Day Three: Poison.  It’s up to you whether you think that some of the refreshments on offer are slightly toxic. Or maybe “Poison” is the name of the Horrible Creature on the left. Inktober began a couple of days … Continue reading

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a soft pencil girl

I sat down this morning to pencil the drawing of the day. Couldn’t find my favorite aluminum bodied Rotring mechanical pencil in The Many Coffee Cups of Doom and Art Supplies, so I pulled a little plastic one out at … Continue reading

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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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natural media art supplies: a phone camera photo shoot

Participating in an interesting discussion about “old school” natural media art supplies elsewhere on the interwebs.  To many of the participants (the younger ones, I assume) these tools were as obsolete as buggy whips. Over here, not so much.  I … Continue reading

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camera bag love

Feeling a fair amount of love for my new camera bag tonight after its first successful outing earlier in the day. Cool things about my new camera bag: Bought it cheap on sale in the hunting department at the local … Continue reading

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morning haiku

A 100% increase in home coffee brewing capacity leads directly to a corresponding increase in early morning poetry output. Coffee grounds in wet brown filter. Do not dump them all over the kitchen. Or maybe a not-a-haiku is better: Coffee … Continue reading

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reference photographs: bottle caps

I need to learn how to draw a bottle cap, fast.  Here are some photographs I took this afternoon to use as photo references.  No idea whether these will be more useful at the drawing table (on my tablet? printed … Continue reading

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coffee kit

Or the day I spent way too much time trying to photograph a stainless steel teakettle with a phone camera.  My goal of spending a year without a major purchase lasted about five weeks, six at the outside, as I … Continue reading

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long lost mystery art from the center of a pile

Knocked over a big pile of “miscellaneous”  in the corner of the studio today, and found this almost finished page of inked Sparky the Dog pencils.  It’s a splash from a minicomic, but I honestly don’t remember the project, the … Continue reading

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ice

Everybody’s least favorite weather phenomenon but lovely to photograph: ice this morning in the back yard.  Pentax K-5iis with the great Pentax 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro, of course.

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