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Wrapping Up Patreon—Going Forward

After four and a half years I closed my Patreon RozInterim paid-subscription blog on May 17, 2024. (Right now there are new videos for the subscribed in a final free month through June, but no new subscriptions are being accepted.) It contained over 57 main demonstration tutorials and hours and hours of themed video chats […]

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Frank Buffalo Hyde

A couple months ago I ran across a painting competition show “Exhibit: Finding the Next Great Artist.” Like all these creative competition shows it has some good points and some negatives. In general I enjoy these shows because I love process and I love watching people create stuff. One thing I really liked about this […]

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The Funny Thing About Favorites

The funny thing (well one of them anyway) about any creative endeavor, is that the artist’s favorite is frequently (well maybe more likely never) the favorite of the viewer. It’s a simple thing. As an artist you sketch something that caught your eye, or if it’s from  your imagination, which you created whole. And it […]

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In Context: Sketching and Listening

As you sketch, you listen, to something entirely different from what you’re sketching. Sometimes John Oliver makes a comment you just have to note down. It’s all a snapshot of a moment in time. 

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Another Look at the Sennelier Ink Brush Pen

  I mentioned the other day that I picked up four of the Sennelier Ink Brush Pens. Since then I keep using them for warm up sketches. Today you can see a warm-up sketch made with the Payne’s Gray brush pen. I’ve included the video of the sketch session on YouTube at this link. My […]

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What I Did in the Pandemic: Thoughts

The page spread from 2020 is the post. That’s a sketch of a chef on one of the many cooking competition shows I watch. It’s simply fun to watch people create things.

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Hesitation: Reluctant to Start a New Project

  Recently one of my students wrote to me that she was hesitant about starting a new project. Hesitancy springs from a lot of issues and conditions. Hesitancy can arise as resistance and part of the ongoing barrage of negative talk you might experience from your internal critic. It can also exist because you have […]

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Working in a Grid

Last fall I started doing a series of talks and posts for my Patreon subscribers about working with grids. There are tons of reasons you might want to do this but the main reason is to keep your momentum going when you find you don’t have a lot of time to make art.  Even if […]

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How Things Line Up

When you post on Instagram your images shuffle over and your whole grid of images, all the way back to your first post shuffle over. Rows change contents. I know there are folks who really plan the organization of their posts so that there is some type of cohesive whole going on. But since my […]

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Don’t Be Limited

    I couldn’t leave a week during which I discussed the use of space on a page, without including this portrait from the end of last year. I’m the queen of running off the page. Not planning sufficiently. This means in my haste I often miss the thing that engaged me most—the base of […]

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