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superb owl weekend

I celebrated the weekend of the Superb Owl by drawing some owls as my drawings of the day.  Eastern Screech Owls, specifically, mostly because I still have the vague idea that there is going to be an owl character in … Continue reading

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pen week part two– the scritchy scratchy pen

Pen Week returns after a brief delay. The scritchy scratchy pen is the collective term for a succession of fountain pens with extra fine (EF) steel nibs that do the most of the small linework around here.  Many people use … Continue reading

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pen week part one: meatball mammoth and other stub pen drawings

The drawing of the day project is well into its tenth year, so let’s celebrate with a Pen Week, a week of drawings from the most recent drawing of the day sketchbook that feature automatic drawings, with no pencil underdrawing, … Continue reading

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happy new year …(i hope)

Sorry this isn’t a more positive greeting to 2018, but it’s the best I could manage. But at least this little brushwork guy looks vaguely hopeful. The suggestion of background represents snow and deep cold, the round face could be … Continue reading

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the possum lady of old kekionga

(Our now traditional post for Christmas night, an invented-on-the-spot bit of Kekionga folklore, originally posted in 2013.) One Christmas night we got home late from spending the holiday out of town.  Our dog sitter left the Japanese lantern on beside … Continue reading

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waiting for christmas

Our annual Christmas Eve post, featuring the drawing of the day from December 24th, 2009.  This little creature in his cave, looking out into a wintry landscape, will always make me think of Christmas Eve.  Here’s hoping you will find … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: glorious ice newt

Behold my glorious ice newt!  I have to agree, lady– that’s quite an ice newt you have there.  What better way to welcome winter than with that most majestic of arctic amphibians? Not much in the way of notes but … Continue reading

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drawing of the day color special: a ballet of flying foxes

This one has an obvious inspiration: the wonderful ballet drawings of Edward Gorey, specifically the story called The Gilded Bat.  I could not be less interested in the ballet myself, but these drawings always make me wish I was, and … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: bench

Back in September, I did a warm up to Inktober where I drew a drawing every day that had a piece of furniture in it.  “Bench” is one of my favorites.  The figure’s face, the inking style, and the big … Continue reading

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drawing of the day color special: iowa’s mary marvel twin set

It’s no secret that Iowa Ginsberg’s character design is based in part on Fawcett’s immortal Mary Marvel. (All of Kekionga is strongly informed by Fawcett’s Captain Marvel Universe of the 1940s and 50s, but that’s a bigger story.)  Anyway, Iowa … Continue reading

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