Tag Archives: drawing tools

the best of the drawing of the day: a meditative hexapod

I  started a new drawing of the day sketchbook today– it is number 38 in a series, if you can believe it.  This drawing is from #36.  As far as the blog is concerned, the second half of #36 and … Continue reading

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candlelight sketchbook

Late last night, while the power was out, I drew for a while by candlelight.  Pentel ColorBrush EF, rather dry, on rather better quality than usual legal pad. (Plus this is the first color test of the New Scanner.)

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best of the drawing of the day: portrait of a smith

He may be a smith, or an engineer, or some kind of steampunk technomage.  He could be human or a dwarf or a brownie or a goblin, or some kind of combination of one or more peoples.  With his goggles, … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: pals in specs

Two cool guys wearing spectacles–a casual hexapod with a very long tail, and a baseliner dressed in the height of sketchbook fashion. Inked with the TWSBI Eco. (Another venture into the deeper workings of both the New Scanner and the … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: crewmate or spaceport fixture

  Why shouldn’t the benches in the waiting areas of the interstellar spaceport be in the shape of cool alien animals?  Or, if your large quadrupedal crewmate has a convenient piece of armor on his back and you are relatively … Continue reading

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a new fountain pen and a new scanner

New scanner week continues its exploration of the seemingly long forgotten depths of the Drawing of the Day sketchbooks with an example of a very particular class of DoDs– the New Fountain Pen drawing.  I have shared several of these … Continue reading

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magic boots

I was having a weird morning, so I got out a sumi brush and my pint bottle of generic India ink and painted the toes of my gardening boots.  The pattern is the all over spirals I use in my … Continue reading

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twenty dollar art supply plate

Twenty dollar art supply plate: a phone camera still life. What did I buy at the art supply store in South Bend? Two orange Sharpies, Two small glue sticks, A new kind of eraser to try, 2H leads for my … Continue reading

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pastels

No, not the wimpy colors you get when you mix with white: pastels the drawing tools, as seen on display in a big city art supply store. (An old photo technique works as well as ever with a modern phone … Continue reading

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work work work, blog blog blog

Work, work, work.  Sleet falls and the internet is sporadic, so just a here are a couple of random things. “Blog” is short for “Web Log” and many of the earliest blogs were journals.  So today I revert to that … Continue reading

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