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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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Quick, Name Your Favorite Journals That You’ve Filled…All of Them Are Favorites…

Left: I have been watching "Morse" in an effort to understand some things that I'll share another day. It means I end up sketching the actors, here the actor playing Morse's boss. Pentel pigment brush pen, on Nideggen with Montana Acrylic Marker background added afterwards. The brush pen LOVES this paper. That's all I can […]

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Fun on a Textured Background—OK Maybe I Over Did It

Left: Pentel pigment brush pen sketch of Dick sitting in the TV room. (See shirt label at base for the only remaining ink line in the sketch. Other darks are blended neutrals in paint.) Another spread from my end-of-year Nideggen 7-1/2 inch journal. This sketch was made with brush pen and Schmincke Gouache from life working with […]

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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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Giddy about Watercolors on Nideggen and SOME Aspects of “Into the Badlands”

Left: Pentel Brush Pen and Schmincke pan watercolor sketch (Translucent Orange and Helio Blue Reddish) on Nideggen paper, in a 7.5 inch handbound journal turned vertically. The Baron Quinn, played by Martin Csokas on "Into the Badlands" on AMC. Click on the image to view an enlargement. If you don’t like movies and TV shows […]

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I’m Giddy for Schmincke Pan Watercolors on Nideggen Paper

  Above: Sketch of a Belgian fashion designer—sketched of course because of his ears. Really. Schmincke pan watercolors and Pentel Pocket Brush Pen on Nideggen paper in a handmade journal 7.5 inches square. Click on the image to view an enlargement. I’ve already admitted to having way too much fun in the 7.5 roughly square […]

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Likeness vs. Caricature: Is It Ever Really Clear Cut?

Above: Two gouache portraits in my 7 1/2 inch square journal that I made with Nideggen. You can see some of the toned paper coming through in the face on the left. None of the paper is showing on the right. The drawings were done independently of each other and even though they are on […]

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Project Friday: Painting Value Shapes

Above: Thirty minute sketch (using the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen and Schmincke gouache) on Nideggen paper (handmade 7.5 inch square journal). I did all the painting with a large filbert. The background is blue Montana Acrylic Marker. Click on the image to view an enlargement. (Text obscured for privacy.) I’ve been doing so much line […]

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Project Friday: DIY

Left: Both images today are in a 7 x 7 inch handbound journal containing Nideggen paper. They were made during the same evening while watching TV. (I didn't stop for the first sketch; I did freeze the action for the second.) I added Montana Acrylic Markers in pink and blue to the first sketch. (A […]

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Rooster Study—a Possible Project Friday

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