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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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minicomics monday: moab page 1

It’s a random Monday at the end of summer, so let’s read a minicomic.  I’ll be posting it page by page over the next week or so, with creator commentary.  If you’re not already familiar with my work, this may … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: the man in the moon

I drew the Man in the Moon.  This is probably my favorite drawing in the Lost Sketchbook* and so it’s a good one to post at the end of the retrospective and promise you that the Best of the Drawing … Continue reading

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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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