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Looking at a Piecemeal Portrait

I’ve been writing about my “piecemeal portraits” for a couple years now. Recently I took a couple process shots while I was making one from a photo inspiration on Sktchy. My photographs aren’t taken with lights and so the color is off, but you can still get the idea. I’m working on setting up a […]

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Sketchbook Skool Starts a New Session on September 30

I'm one of the six teachers in the six week class "Beginning" offered by Sketchbook Skool. This course is being run again in the next session beginning on September 30, 2016. You can read about it at the link above. You'll also see the other instructors in "Beginning." Each week for 6 weeks you'll gain […]

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Artist’s Sketchbook—A New Book on Sketching from Cathy Johnson

Left: Cover of the Artist's Sketchbook. Click on the image to view an enlargement. The publication of a new painting or sketching book from Cathy Johnson is always an happy and exciting event for me. Johnson is one of my art heroes. Like many other artists I was first aware of her work through her how-to-articles […]

My New Online Class: By Design—Why I Love It and Why I Think You’ll Love It Too

Above: Short video discussion of what the new “By Design: Creating the Intentional Page” contains. If it doesn’t show up here you can view it on YouTube. Note: All Roz Wound Up Classes now offer lifetime access. See the FAQ for details. Today I’m getting the word out about my latest online class—“By Design: Creating […]

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Why I Think Process Is Important

Above: Sketch of a La Mancha goat at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair; dark Tuscan Red color pencil on TH.Saunders/Waterford 140 lb. hot press watercolor paper. Click on the image to view an enlargement. I believe process, and an awareness of process, are two of the most important tools a creative person can have. With an understanding […]

Brush Lettering—Another Look, and Other Approaches to Hand Lettering

If the above embedded video doesn't play please view it on YouTube. Tonight, Monday, April 20, 2015 the MCBA Visual Journal Collective will meet at 7 p.m. at Minnesota Center for Book Arts. I'm not sure of all the details, but I remember coordinator Suzanne Hughes saying at the last meeting that it would be […]

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Holiday Shopping Ideas 2014

Left: A forest of cardinals from Karen Engelbretson, KJE Felties. What is more iconic in winter in Minnesota than that flash of red in the bare birch tree? Now you can have a bit of that flash inside as well when you adopt one of these felted cardinals. Karen makes each one by hand so […]

Marc Taro Holmes’ “The Urban Sketcher—Techniques for Seeing and Drawing on Location”

It's lunch time and but instead of taking my break I'm writing to you about this new book by Marc Taro Holmes—The Urban Sketcher:Techniques for Seeing and Drawing on Location. (He recommends buying the book from Amazon for the best price, in his blog post about the book publication.You can see the book cover in […]

There’s Still Time to Register for Sketchbook Skool Semester 1!

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George Pratt Sketching in Pen and Ink

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