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International Fake Journal Month Begins On Wednesday—and There’s Another Webinar

Left: Quick sketch of Alan Cumming (host on Masterpiece Mystery). 11.5 x 16.25 inch Fabriano Recycled Drawing. Pentel fine-tipped ColorBrush with pigment black ink. Broad, light washes of gouache made with a triple- and quadruple-loaded 3 inch brush (1-inch flat used for background). The image doesn't have anything to do with IFJM—I was just up […]

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Why I Find Certain Faces Easier To Draw AND a TV SHOW Recommenation

Above: Two Pentel fine-tipped pigment Colorbrush sketches, with shading done with their dye-based brush pens and a Niji waterbrush. Background color is Montana Marker with some washi tape. Click on the image to view an enlargement and read below to see why I've put this image here today. Since I've already looked at Jean Reno […]

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You Get To Change Your Mind About Commercially Made Journals

Left: Pentel fine-tipped black (pigment ink) Colorbrush sketch in a 6.7 x 6.1 inch "All-Media Book" or "Aquarellbuch" depending on which label you're reading, from Kunst & Papier. In 2009 I tested a Kunst & Papier watercolor book. You can read the review at this link. I think they might have changed the paper since […]

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Why I Embrace Messes on My Journal Pages

Above: While watching a TV show one night the excellent actress Jean Marsh was dying and sick in bed and it struck me as an interesting angle to work. I had already scribbled some yellow Montana acrylic marker on the page. I had a red watercolor brush pen I wanted to work with so I […]

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Television: Foyle’s War

Above: Sketch of actor Michael Kitchen as "Foyle" in a 8.5 x 11.5 inch Japanese Lined Journal. Pentel Brush Pen (ColorBrush) with Pigmented ink, shaded with a Colorbrush with dye-based, fugitive ink and a Niji Waterbrush. Color is all from Montana Markers (15mm tips). When I’m stressed and want to relax I don’t listen to classical […]

International Fake Journal Month Talk at the MCBA Visual Journal Collective

On Monday, March 16, 2015 I spoke about International Fake Journal Month (IFJM) at the MCBA Visual Journal Collective. I explained a little bit about the background and what IFJM is, why I started doing it as a much younger person and why I shared it with students in 2000 and then later went public […]

Thomas Paquette Exhibit (2015)

Readers of this blog will know that I love the work of artist Thomas Paquette. He makes the most amazing oil paintings (which are large) and the most incredible gouache landscapes (which are small and glorious.) Recently my friend Diane sent me news about his current exhibit "touching on water: Paintings by Thomas Paquette" at […]

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Roz Stendahl Talks about International Fake Journal Month at the March MCBA Visual Journal Collective

Left: This year's "button/slogan." Some folks pay attention to the tag lines when creating their fake journals, others don't. You'll find out why we have them at the meeting.  It's almost April, and of course April is International Fake Journal Month.  What's that you ask? Well maybe you need to attend the Monday, March 16, […]

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I Love Hairdos—Isaac Mizrahi

Above: Warm up sketch while watching a documentary on Isaac Mizrahi and a 1990s fashion show. I seem to have forgotten to write in the time, which was basically 30-40 minutes before starting the next sketch. All the sketches happen fairly quickly, but then I take time to watch the show. All images in today's […]

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Charlie Maguire Performance Saturday, March 14, 2015

Left: Charlie Maguire caught before a performance. Photo: COMPAS. Singer-songwriter Charlie Maguire will perform at the Ginkgo Coffeehouse on Saturday, March 14, at 8 p.m. He's celebrating forty years of songwriting (and will be debuting a new song). Plan to be there to hear it and his other great songs. Tickets: kathy@ginkgocoffee.com, or (651) 645-2647.  

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