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A Look at My Sketching Set Up for International Fake Journal Month

While working on image 30 on April 30, 2017 for this year’s International Fake Journal Month Journal I thought it would be fun to take couple photos of my sketching set up to include in my project. Last week, while trying to make the gallery of images work I forgot to add the set up […]

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Wrapping Up My 2017 International Fake Journal

Today I’ve got a gallery of images created in April for 2017 International Fake Journal Month. (Don’t know what IFJM is? Or what fake journal is? Click on the link.) This year’s journal was a loose sheet journal. All the sketch pages were 6-3/16 x 9.25 inches. In keeping with my goal of using what I […]

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I Didn’t Know It But I Was Starting A New Series

Often the idea for a new series comes to us by accident. We’re working (that’s when the muse can best find us) and things we’re working with combine in new ways, jog a memory, present a challenge, and bingo a new series pops into our minds. That’s what happened at the end of March this […]

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More Giddiness with Nideggen Paper and Schmincke Pan Watercolors

Left: Pentel Brush Pen and Schmincke pan watercolor sketch on Nideggen paper, in a 7.5 inch handbound journal turned vertically. Actor James Frain as Warwick in “The White Queen.” Click on the image to view an enlargement.   Diane: Well, I don’t know if there is really any reason to ever go back to white […]

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Project Friday: Working With Project Boundaries To Stretch Creatively

Left: A page from my 2015 fake journal. I had hoped that every page would be filled with a gouache painting like this one. But that wasn't quite what happened. Read today's post to see what did happen, and why that was the best possible outcome. Click on the image to view an enlargement. (Gouache […]

Ken Avidor’s Sketches from NAMTA 2013

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Finches: Some Studies

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Gouache Compendium: Notes from Roz Wound Up Posts to Accompany My Gouache Demo

Above: Pen and gouache on non-receptive paper in a Moleskine Sketchbook. (I had this piece at my demo.) Even on non-receptive paper you can have a lot of fun with gouache, whether it’s filling in facial details or scribbling in a background color. Click on the image to view an enlargement. On Monday, November 26, […]

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