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Legend—Tom Hardy’s Performance

Left: Actor Tom Hardy as Ron Kray in "Legend." Pentel Brush pen with background of Montana Marker, in an 8 x 8 inch Seawhite of Brighton Sketchbook—which loves brush pen. Click on the image to view an enlargement. If you don’t watch violent movies then don’t read my post today. I’m not going to discuss the […]

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Some Things I’ve Learned About Aging

Above: A quick ink and watercolor sketch of Phyl as she colors in her adult botanical coloring book. (She likes one from Lisa Congdon—and frankly I think Lisa’s are the best as the images are NOT psychedelically rendered with minute spaces too small for elderly eyes to color in. Besides having nicely sized shapes they […]

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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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My 2015 End-of-Year Evaluation and Wrap Up

Above: 11 x 15 inch sketch on cheap ("I'll fall apart if you put wet media on me like you're trying to do" Paper), with Pentel Pigment brush pen and Pentel Dye-based brush pen with water. Selfie, showing my painting shirt, sketched while standing before a mirror in the bathroom. I was sketching Dick on this […]

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A “Look” at My Internal Critic

Left: Verbal me "drawing" my internal critic, or at least responding to that prompt. There are a couple typos in this rapidly composed piece, Gallipoli minus one of its ls is perhaps the most glaring. There are other places more punctuation would have been helpful. Click on the image to view an enlargement, are read […]

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Fragmentation—The Past Few Weeks in Elder Care, Illness, and Video Streaming

Above: CR napping on top of his bedcovers while he waits for the health team to come to a progress meeting—his progress. He is wasting away in his clothing. When he first got onto the bed he pulled his pant's waistband out and up and said, "Well there's one good thing about all this, I've […]

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Paper Samples and Swatches—and the Colors of Stonehenge Paper

Left: 6 x 6 inch page, sketch is about 5.5 x 4.5 inches, Stonehenge grey toned paper (don't know which grey for sure as you'll learn below in today's post) and gouache. A little bit of rubberstamp ink was used to complete the frame on the left side. (Orange watersoluble colored pencil sketch with Schmincke […]

Jet Pens Looks at Brush Pens; and a Compendium of some of My Favorite Brush Pen Posts

Jet Pens has put out a fun, short video about brush pens and the different tips they have. If the embedded video doesn't work check it out on YouTube. After you watch the video (which is about 3 minutes in length) you can go to their website and check out the Brush Pen Sampler they […]

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On Testing and Experimenting with Art Supplies and Papers—and A Little More on the Hand•Book Journal

Left: Pentel Pocket Brush Pen sketch in my 8.25 x 10.5 inch Hand•Book journal. Color added with Montana markers. This is a quick sketch of the young actor who plays Rusty on Major Crimes. There are some ink lines in the background that are covered up by the background paint, they aren't show through or bleed […]

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Subscribing to Roz Wound Up—A Test

Above: A gouache sketch from my 11 x 14 inch Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Hardcover journal. Sorry for the less than sharp image. It's incredibly difficult to scan this journal because it's so large and I have to piece the scans together. I wanted to show you this sketch because it was loose and […]

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