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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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possum adventure: illustrated!

We had a Possum Adventure very early yesterday morning. It was about quarter after one, and I turned on the floodlights and let the dire corgi out the kitchen door.  (The old corgi, now a certified Ancient One, has been … Continue reading

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fifty superheroes: number eighteen

Great power comes in small packages– watch out for Micro-Kaiju!  He’s a giant monster in a compact form factor: if you trip over him, you may never get up. His design is a tribute to that classic low budget movie … 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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fifty superheroes: number seventeen

The Queen of the Night is a classic “night flyer”– a flying hero who can see in the dark, takes a bat or a night bird as a costume influence, and is just generally nocturnal.  What I like best about … Continue reading

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fifty superheroes: fifteen and sixteen

The most obvious of sketchbook superhero duos: Pen and Brush.  They are meta almost by definition.  Maybe they are artists, calligraphers, or even cartoonists themselves.  Or maybe they are self aware drawings? Maybe my sketchbooks themselves are their “city”, the … Continue reading

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fifty superheroes: number 14

Number fourteen of the fifty sketchbook superheroes is The Swordswoman.  It’s a simple name, but she’s a pretty direct young woman.  She has a powerful sword and she knows how to use it, and the old fashioned word “swordswoman” sounds … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: the royal lizard

You are cordially invited to spend the weekend in the palace– your tour guide will be The Royal Lizard.  He looks like a monitor of some kind, possibly even a Komodo dragon, but he is most definitely royal.  Enjoy your … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: monumental

(This is the follow up to the last post with the great C.C. Beck art in it, which you really should go back and look at if you haven’t already.  It’s much better than anything an otter could draw.) Iowa, … Continue reading

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fifty superheroes: number thirteen

Erik Walks-on-Air is, of course, a flying hero.  In fact, he’s what I think of as a pure flying hero– he doesn’t use technology or magic, and he doesn’t have “flight” as just one item on a list of mighty … Continue reading

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