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Getting Ready for the Minnesota State Fair—Which Journal? What’s Your Plan?

Left: My 2005 Minnesota State Fair Journal. 8 x 8 inch journal cards made from 300 lb. Hot Press Fabriano Artistico Watercolor paper, prepainted with acrylic washes. The portfolio was made to size after the Fair, when the thickness of the stack of journal cards (and the CD of photos I took) was known. Lately […]

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Getting Ready for Sketching at the Minnesota State Fair—Gear and a Bag

Left: Here's a little blast from the past, a Guinea Fowl sketch I made at the 2009 MN State Fair. I'd taken a limited range of watersoluble color pencils. I mostly used them dry as in this example. I worked on 8 x 10 inch journal cards made of 300 lb. Fabriano Artistico, Hot Press […]

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I Am Minnsota State Fair Crazy Right Now

Left: Sheep sketch made at the Minnesota State Fair, click on the image to view an enlargement. Everything is focusing on the Minnesota State Fair right now.  My "Drawing Practice: Drawing Live Subjects in Public" class goes live TODAY. You can still register up until 10 p.m. tonight. (I had to change the registration time […]

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We’ve Been Having the Most Amazing Clouds

Above: Clouds floating over Menards. I stood outside the car, paints sitting on the hood, and sketched. Staedtler Pigment Liner for the large cloud, then just painting with the Niji waterbrush and watercolor. Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Paper. 7.75 x 9.75 page size. Lately I go our for my bike ride and when I […]

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Beard Drawing Withdrawal

Above: Pentel fine-tipped pigment ink brush pen on Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media paper; background pre-painted with acrylics, rubberstamp ink, and washi tape. Two weeks ago I went into serious beard drawing withdrawal. Things have been crazy here. I've had weird computer problems and several long visits from the computer tech. He's great, but he […]

A Little Housekeeping on the Blog and My Mailing List

If you look in the left-hand column of the blog near the top, you'll see the gull from my blog header in a box labeled "Classes with Roz." If you click on that it will take you to the current/upcoming class I'm teaching. Just below that image there is a sign up form for my […]

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Murdock Mysteries and Thoughts on Showing Up

Above: Sketch in one of my Japanese lined paper journals—brush pen, acrylic marker. The text is all readable so I'll leave you to click on the image and view the enlargement and read it. I like to recommend television shows and movies every now and then on a Friday post. I have mixed feelings today […]

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Patching Things Up

Above: Pentel brush pen sketch (pigment and dye based inks together) over acrylic background on Strathmore 500 series Mixed Media paper (7.75 x 9.75 inch softcover journal). See the detail image below. There you can clearly see the tape and the green paper. Click on either image to see an enlargement of that image. I […]

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