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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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song of new buffalo

(Three golden rings.) Song of New Buffalo Michigan watermelon, Three golden rings. Raspberries, blueberries, Geep, geep, geep. (A poem from four small photographs taken on a brief trip across the state line to New Buffalo, Michigan: a typical “fruit stand” … Continue reading

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first post from the new computer: under the sea

The new computer is up and running, and here’s the first post from it.  Versions of Windows may come and versions of Windows may go, but the one constant is that they always include that lowest common denominator of digital … Continue reading

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playing the guitar

In the companion piece to yesterday’s post, Shelley is playing the guitar in one of the student hangouts on the Moraine Avenue stroll. Is she the one who wrote the Coffee Song?

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brontosauruses on paper

Today’s “around the studio” photo shows multiple brontosauruses.  As usual, the first drawing in the sketchbook is better than the finished version.

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welcome to chibi stick figure kekionga: neighbors

And finally, while its obviously important to have a core cast of well developed characters with strong relationship ties, they don’t exist in a vacuum.  In a small town, people have neighbors.  Making chibi stick figures of the entire supporting … Continue reading

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welcome to chibi stick figure kekionga: those kids!

What story about a small town is complete without a pack of pesky yet heroic neighborhood kids?  In Kekionga, Those Kids! are nature loving Pounce,good girl with a spirit of adventure Nina, writer/tinkerer Moose, who often narrates their stories,scholarly and strong … Continue reading

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welcome to chibi stick figure kekionga: professor lykander

Professor Gideon Lykander is that classic, traditional genre character, the werewolf librarian.  (Not a tradition?  Not my fault, ’cause it sure should be.)  He is Iowa’s boss and mentor at the Noakes Library at Sauk Trail State, which has a … Continue reading

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welcome to chibi stick figure kekionga: josef

It’s a Kekionga truism that Josef is the Main Character. Every story that has Josef in it is automatically a story About Josef.  My (now) very old corgi, Toby, was a puppy when Kekionga’s rules and cast were first being … Continue reading

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