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A Slip Case for My 2017 International Fake Journal Month Journal

This year for the April 2017 International Fake Journal Month celebration I created a journal of 30 loose card sheets. Each sheet contained the sketch from one day in the month.  To contain these sketches I decided that I would make a simple slip case using pre-painted watercolor paper. I decided to use a case […]

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Pre-Fair and Post-Fair Preparation—Materials Experiments Part 1: Strathmore 400 Series Printmaking Paper

Left: Pigeon sketch on Strathmore 400 Series Printmaking paper (5 x 7 inches) with Platinum Refillable Felt-Tipped Brush Pen and gouache. Click on the image to view an enlargement. It has been a busy summer. I wanted to have my “Drawing Practice: Drawing Live Subjects in Public” class before the Minnesota State Fair in hopes […]

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Minnesota State Fair Dreaming…

Above: I walk into the Swine barn first, every time I arrive at the Fair. Faber-Castell Pitt Calligraphy marker on watercolor paper card. 8 x 8 inches. Click on the image to view an enlargement. The first thing I do when I get to the Fair is walk into the Fairgrounds entrance near the Swine […]

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Getting Ready for the Minnesota State Fair—Which Journal? What’s Your Plan?

Left: My 2005 Minnesota State Fair Journal. 8 x 8 inch journal cards made from 300 lb. Hot Press Fabriano Artistico Watercolor paper, prepainted with acrylic washes. The portfolio was made to size after the Fair, when the thickness of the stack of journal cards (and the CD of photos I took) was known. Click […]

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Getting Ready for Sketching at the Minnesota State Fair—Gear and a Bag

Left: Here's a little blast from the past, a Guinea Fowl sketch I made at the 2009 MN State Fair. I'd taken a limited range of watersoluble color pencils. I mostly used them dry as in this example. I worked on 8 x 10 inch journal cards made of 300 lb. Fabriano Artistico, Hot Press […]

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