Tag Archives: sketch

what a character *she* is

Drawing in my lap: the final design for the Monster Hunter character in my current story. The regular cast are looking pretty chibi, but she is the chibi-est.

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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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suddenly, a monster hunter appears

Here’s a first look at a new character for this year’s Oh Comics! story to debut at SPACE in the spring.  This is a themed anthology and this year’s theme is Monsters.  So, “Monsters of Kekionga”, and therefore, a visiting … Continue reading

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thanksgiving and arts and crafts

Happy (American) Thanksgiving*!  I have made you a traditional Thanksgiving art/craft, the handprint turkey.  The conventional media for this form are construction paper, wax crayon and white glue, but this one is executed in brush pen over pencil on yellow … Continue reading

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placemat turtleneck

A autumnal beastie in turtleneck, lunchtime today. Vintage filter for a groovy parchment look.

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sketchbook snapshot (and thoughts on inktober)

I decided to participate in Inktober this year, and already, here on October 4th, the results have been interesting. Inktober is one of those internet art challenges where people attempt to do or accomplish something over the course of a … Continue reading

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ferociously realistic (part 5/5)

When Iowa showed Suki her phone camera shots, Suki looked at them for a long time.   “I’m not sure,” she said, “whether the spectacles ruin it or not.” “But the collar and tie just make it more so,” said … Continue reading

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first appearance

This is one of the most interesting thing that can happen in the drawing of the day project. A little figure in a random drawing can start to grow, and a few days later the familiar 7×10 hardcover spiral sketchbook … 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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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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