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Prepping for the Minnesota State Fair—Testing Sakura Pigma Sensei Pens

Left: Quick sketch using the .3 Sakura Pigma Sensei Pen on white Stonehenge. Yes, most pens work fantastically well on Stonehenge (I can't think of one that doesn't right now), but the Sensei works particularly well, giving you a line that looks reminiscent of using a dip pen. When you blow up the image it […]

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Project Friday: No Black Paint

Above: 6 x 6 inch page in a wirebound journal. Stonehenge gray paper. Rubberstamp ink (background) with gouache painting of a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. This is a page from my 2015 Fake Journal. I began with a very light pencil outline. It might even have been orange pencil. I mixed blacks using Dark Indigo […]

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Heads Up: It May Take a Village To Take Care of the Elderly…

Above: To pass the time in the dental office waiting for CR and Dick to arrive, and then waiting through CR's appointment I do a little sketching in a small 8 x 8 inch journal I made with Nideggen paper. I started with a Staedtler Pigment Liner and then went to the Sensei from Sakura. […]

Online Classes: SketchbookSkool Changes

If you're new to Sketchbook Skool, or just missed a class or two, now Sketchbook Skool is letting you sign up for the various classes (Beginning, Seeing, etc.) as, self-guided, ANYTIME you want. Each class is $99. You still get six weeks of lessons for each class you sign up for, but the class starts the day […]

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Pre-Fair and Post-Fair Preparation—Materials Experiments Part 2: Kilimanjaro Watercolor Paper

Above: Quick sketch of a sheep using a Platinum Carbon Black felt-tipped pen, light washes of gouache, and Montana Marker. (12 x 9 inches, Kilimanjaro Watercolor journal, wire bound on the 12 inch side.) Originally, while getting ready to go to the 2015 Minnesota State Fair, I thought that I would like to take real […]

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Pre-Fair and Post-Fair Preparation—Materials Experiments Part 1: Strathmore 400 Series Printmaking Paper

Left: Pigeon sketch on Strathmore 400 Series Printmaking paper (5 x 7 inches) with Platinum Refillable Felt-Tipped Brush Pen and gouache. It has been a busy summer. I wanted to have my “Drawing Practice: Drawing Live Subjects in Public” class before the Minnesota State Fair in hopes that local students could take the techniques to […]

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New Search Engine for My Blog

  I'm sorry that my Lijit Search Engine, which worked wonderfully for several years, enabling you to search this blog, ceased to work a few weeks ago. Correspondence with the company that owns it was slow and confusing. It has not only been difficult for readers to locate information, but it has been frustrating to […]

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