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new fountain pen

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

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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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random image from my sketchbook

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

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sketchbook week: the sketchbook placemat drawing

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

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fifty superheroes: numbers 10 and 11

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

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back in time for prom

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

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new fountain pen: twisbi eco broad nib

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

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best of the drawing of the day: stub pen trio

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

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placemat drawing: ballpoint menagerie

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

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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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