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Still Working Out What To Do About Those Eyebrows

Left: Water-soluble color pencil (Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer) and watercolor on Arches Cold Press Watercolor Board (8 x 10 inch board). Click on the image to view an enlargement. Even though International Fake Journal Month is over I'm still working on that Arches Cold Press Watercolor Board with Watercolors. And Dick is still patiently sitting while I […]

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Drawing as a Diagnostic Tool

Above: Sketches made while watching a movie—using one of those Cretacolor pencils that has multiple colors in the tip. This is the BEFORE image, the sketch made while I was stable on a group of allergy medications that had worked well for me for some time. Click on the image to view an enlargement. This […]

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The Flexbook SKETCHBOOK by Prat: A Review

Above: Flyleaf page (black) and title page of a Flexbook Sketchbook. There is type set on this page where the eye of the finch is located. (Typically I paint over these annoyances.) There is also a place to write your name and return information at the bottom center of the page. Click on the image […]

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Family Members Often Make the Best Models

  Above: Dark purple Prismacolor Pencil sketch in an 7.5 inch square handbound book containing Nideggen paper. You can clearly see the wavy laid texture in the background and clothing. I love this paper. This is CR, Dick's 94-year-old father, sitting quietly, posing for me. I had just given him a hair cut. It wasn't […]

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Nideggen Is Great for Color Pencil Too

Left: Prismacolor sketch of Dick as he sat on the couch in the TV room. I took another crack at those eyebrows. 7.5 inch square handmade journal with Nideggen paper. Note: I don't usually let my mull show at the gutter, but this particular book was made in a class where one of the students mis-tore […]

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Maxwell in the House: A Jack Russell Terrier Comes to Visit

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Gesture Drawing Co-op in St. Paul

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Ken Avidor’s Sketches from NAMTA 2013

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Drawing from My Imagination—Sketcher Non-Photo Blue Pencil from Caran d’Ache

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Derwent XL Graphite—Big Bars of Graphite

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