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OK. This started out as an ordinary “best of the drawing of the day” post, with an image I chose from an earlier sketchbook while I was looking for something else. I was going to scan the drawing, straighten it so … Continue reading
I recently added this TWSBI Eco (turquoise, with a 1.1 stub nib) to my collection. It joins a lime green B nib and two black ones with EF nibs, which have pretty much replaced my old Rotrings as the scritchy-scratchy … Continue reading
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
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
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
Heroes ten and eleven are the first superteam in the Fifty Superheroes Universe. (Which is apparently a thing.) The Venn Siblings are pretty clearly in the “Wonder Twin” class: a pair of sibs whose individual powers combine to create effects … Continue reading
We’re back from last week’s blogging hiatus with a brushwork drawing of the day that’s appropriate for the season. I was never much for dates and dances when I was that age, but maybe if I’d met someone a little … Continue reading
Pen test! I liked the TWSBI Eco with an Extra Fine nib that I bought last summer, so when the time came to buy more ink this spring, it was easy to throw a broad nibbed TWSBI into my shopping … Continue reading
Ashamed to admit (? maybe ?) that I am having a lot of fun with a fountain pen user group I’ve joined on social media. In exchange for some good advice the members have given me recently, I decided to … Continue reading
Related to the phone doodle is the solo, improvised placemat drawing, usually executed with an everyday notebook pen rather than actual art supplies. A hard little ballpoint like one of my favorite Pilot Better Retractable yields strange results, particularly on … Continue reading