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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
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
A Cartoonist in Kekionga is on a quest to save the great American phone doodle. I’ve been on the phone a lot recently and here are three of the current crop. Media: Zebra Sarasa 0.7 “Porto” on cheap yellow legal … Continue reading
Spent an hour or so yesterday with a brush and sketchpad, drawing directional arrows for an ongoing project. If you are in need of a distinctly hand-drawn directional arrow, not guaranteed to be completely straight, drop me a line (comment, … Continue reading
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
“Got no idea what’s going on here,” the cartoonist said cheerfully, not bothered in the least to have drawn a scientist-type character looking out from a picture frame set into the side of a large Mysterious Animal (or possibly a … Continue reading
Some pretty elaborate marginalia (in other words, doodles) from a page of notes. From the top: tiny doodle person, androgynous character with a monocle, fancy scribble fish. As (almost) always: Zebra Sarasa gel pen (0.7) in “porto” on cheap yellow … Continue reading
On a bitter cold winter day, nothing could be cozier than imagining that you have a thick, soft, fluffy fur coat like Whiteclaw up there. Makes you warm just to look at him. Sketchbook sphynxes aren’t usually quite so long … Continue reading
“This is not the kind of ghost that cares whether you believe in ghosts or not.” There are a lot of kinds of ghosts in sketchbook world, but I think the ones that share this opinion are in the majority. … Continue reading