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Things You Find in Your Digital Archive

I thought I started using the Hahnemühle Travel Journal well before 2019, but my journals are all in storage for the downsizing. I’m just now going through some digital files trying to rebuild my archive. It’s fun to take a quick look at the past with these scans. Today I found this sketch and I’m […]

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Some Thoughts on Beards

It’s pretty obvious I draw a lot of men with beards! I’ve explained why countless times. (Actually I suppose we could use the search function to sort of count but not every time a post is illustrated with a man with a beard do I write about beards, so…) The other day on Instagram a […]

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Mr. Jarvis and Caroline

 

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The Weird Connectivity of the World

A few years ago I sketched this man a couple times from different photos I found on the Sktchy App, now called Museum by Sktchy. After I posted them (both done within a few days of each other and posted at the same time) a local friend wrote to me and told me that I […]

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Sometimes Even A Fun-to-Draw Beard Isn’t Sufficient Inducement to Watch a TV Show

I watch a lot of TV. This has always been true. And I often sketch while watching TV. The other day, before I canceled Comcast Cable TV (because for over 6 months they had been sending technicians to fix a pixelation and no-picture random-reboot situation) I caught a brief few moments of “Mud, Sweat, and […]

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Sketching Loosely in July

This July on Patreon I’ll be discussing working loosely, whether sketching or painting. First of course we will actually define our terms—what is loose? (Hint: it will be different for everyone, but we can still have approaches…) If you would like to join in  and catch the videos please subscribe to Patreon/RozInterim here.  Whatever you […]

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Review: Kuretake Ultra Fine Pigmented Water-based Brush Pen

I love brush pens and I’m always looking for a brush pen with ink that will withstand watercolor washes and not bleed. Additionally the brush pen has to be water-based ink because solvents (and even alcohol pens) give me headaches. I was excited to try the Kuretake Ultra Fine brush pen with pigmented, water-based ink. […]

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In Context: Everything Included on a Journal Page—How Do I Find It?

In my last two posts I wrote about just getting stuff down on the page. There’s one drawback to this approach if you have a noisy internal critic who likes to interrupt you and tell you what a mess of things you’re making. If you have 10 things on a page, many of which might […]

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Another Look at a Watercolor Triad

I don’t really have much more to say about the Green, Purple and Orange triad I’ve been using for the past couple of months, except to say that I’ve enjoyed the versatility of it. I’ve sketched light furred dogs and black and white dogs, and people with all different skin tones. It has been fun […]

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Fudenosuke Pen and Toned Paper

  I don’t know if I can ever fully explain why I like working on toned paper. Maybe it is just easy on the eyes. I know one year at the Minnesota State Fair I showed up with bright white paper (unusually white paper, not like anything I normally use) and my eyes were giving […]

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