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I Liked Dried Out Pen Lines

Here’s another of my Fair Goer sketchers from a photo Earth’s World captured at a West Coast Fair. (See #earthsworld, @earthsworld on Instagram and Flicker; Earth permits artists to use the photos as sketching reference with attribution!)  I was using a very dried out pen. I have replaced it since then (May) of course, and run […]

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Quick Brush Pen Portrait

Here’s another quick brush pen portrait. Something fun you can do: Click on this image so it blows up on your screen. Then in a new browser window, open Sunday’s post which included a brush pen portrait, but on a different type of paper. Blow that image up by clicking on it. Look at both […]

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On Patreon/RozInterim in September 2022—Brush Pen

The discussion on Patreon, and my demos, for the past couple of months, has been about defining what is a loose drawing to you, and how to work loosely to achieve that vision. I guess there’s always more to discuss about working loosely when you love working with brush pen. So this month on Patreon […]

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Thinking about White Hair on Toned Paper

There’s nothing finished in this study of a man with white hair and a beard. It’s me noodling around experimenting with how to get the values of white hair on toned paper. I’m working in a handbound journal made with Zerkall Nideggen (it has a lovely fiber fleck of texture throughout). I guess paper nostalgia […]

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Paper Nostalgia

Paper nostalgia is that pull and desire to work on a particular type of paper that you haven’t worked on in some time. I was trying to organize some of my images in my database and came across this one from almost a year ago. I felt an immediate wave of paper nostalgia. My first thought […]

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In Context: More Watercolor Sketching on Drawing Paper

  Rounding the week out with another short post to balance Monday’s. Here’s another brush pen and watercolor sketch in my last Hahnemühle Travel Journal. I was patient this time and there was no paper pilling. This is an actor from one of my favorite shows “Brokenwood Mysteries.” I sketch “Frodo” a lot. There is […]

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In Context: Painting on Drawing Paper

  After Monday’s long post, just a short post, with another painting on drawing paper. I just finished the journal with this quick sketch and now I get to start a new one! It’s sitting on the drawing table waiting. Below is a detail of the scan showing an area at the temple on the […]

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Two Portraits, Two Different Pens

  I am always amazed at the different line qualities different pens give the same hand. And how even the same pen dried out will render results so different from the first use of a non-refillable pen, or any tool that gets worn. In this page spread I warmed up with a sketch from one […]

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Another Bit of Brush Pen and Ink Wash

      In 2021 I drew a lot of sketches of actor Alun Armstrong. Many were sketches in my journals. It was a project I did—#MarchIsSketchAlunArmstrongMonth. As I go through and work on rebuilding my digital archive it’s fun to come across these sketches and be reminded of the fun of trying to decipher […]

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Thinking about Ink Wash

Last week I started another one of these notebooks with printed ink lines. I always have a book like this near the TV so I can sketch if the mood takes me.  This sketch is from spring 2021. It seems a lifetime ago. Back then Niji water brushes were what I was used to when […]

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