Above: Another pre-Portrait Party practice page in my journal. This journal is the second for 2011. It is 8 x 10 inches and made with a defunct drawing paper (which is too bad because I am addicted to the smell of this paper and sometimes I simply hold the book in my lap so that I can smell the paper—sigh—I have about three more books made with this paper). The trouble with large journals like this is they don't fit on my scanner in one scan. I didn't have time to fix the join of the two scans in the gutter of the page spread, but you get the idea. The left page is also buckling a lot (hence the shadows), because I used a lot of watercolor on the previous spread. You should be able to learn everything else if you click on the image to view an enlargement. (Faber-Castel Pitt Artist Calligraphy Pen.)
I'm taking today off from the blog, so there's just this short post. More about everything at another time. Go sketch something, or someone, today.