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directions

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

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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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best of the drawing of the day: the observation unit

“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

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in the margins

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

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the best of the drawing of the day: whiteclaw the sphynx

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

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best of the drawing of the day: one kind of ghost

“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

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the last day of inktober

It happened last week, of course, but I finished the October drawing challenge called Inktober in what felt like pretty good style on Halloween, with this drawing of Werewolf! Murphy and Vampire! Mr. (more properly Count) Spit. ( I actually … Continue reading

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sketchbooks in the wild

(This is the first of a series of posts set in, or connected with, the great city of Chicago.) Did you ever wonder where sketchbooks come from?  For me, at least, they usually come from a major online dealer, arriving … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: hidden

This one of my favorites (so far) of the special drawings of the day I’m doing as part of the Inktober project on the Internet.  This is a project that challenges artists to make a finished drawing in ink every … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: a soup wolf, a romantic poet, and a spider god

Back to the sketchbook for another Drawing of the Day.  Remember that most of these are unplanned, more or less automatic drawings, which means that if you don’t think they quite make sense, don’t come to me looking for an … Continue reading

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