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What Are You Waiting for? Go Ahead Paint on Note Paper

    “What Are You Waiting for? Go Ahead Paint on Note Paper” pretty much says it all. Here’s a spread from one of my green lined journals. You can find non-art journals in any bookstore on earth—typically with botanical sketches or pink covers that will appeal to 16 year old girls. (Well actually to […]

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When Do You Throw A Pen Away?

When do you throw a pen away? Evidently I don’t do it often enough! I love the way some disposable ink pens get a thin dry line as they run out of in, but lately it’s ridiculous. I need to put out some new pens!

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I Test the Ultra-fine Tipped Pentel Artists Brush Sign Pen

  This ultra-fine brush tipped pen from Pentel—I don’t know what it’s called…The barrel reads: “Brush Sign Pen Artist.” It’s one of their Sign Pens in that it has dye-based, fugitive, water-soluble ink, but unlike their other “sign pen” it doesn’t have a solid fiber tip—it has an ultra thin, ultra fine, brush with individual […]

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Post-Project Let Down: What To Do About It

        “Post-project let down.” What is it? How do you deal with it? I’ve got a few things to say about this today as the year winds down because journal keepers often experience a form of post-project let down at the end of a year. If you feel you might be prone […]

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I Test the COLOR Ink Tombow Fudensuke Pens

    In November an email blast from Jet Pens mentioned Tombow Fudenosuke pens were available in COLORS!!!! I ordered a set of 10 (which includes a black—you can see the list of colors on my test page at the right. Click on the image and you can cycle through enlargements.) I’ve done several sketches […]

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Sketching Faces: When You Feel You’ve Hit A Plateau

    I sketch a ton of faces. I look back over the years and see how my approach to sketching faces has changed, how it’s constantly evolving. Often students write to me about experiencing a plateau in their drawing efforts. They feel that they have achieved a level of skill at which they remain […]

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Waiting Rooms: Lots of Sketching Time

  I’ve been spending a lot of time in eye doctors’ offices over the past 11 months. On mosts of those visits my eyes have been dilated right away and so I haven’t been able to sketch. But the other day I went to a neuro-ophthalmologist and my eyes weren’t immediately dilated—so I got some […]

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In Context: No Political Comfort From Howard Stern

    A page from one of my post-cataract surgery green-lined journals. Brush pen and watercolor.  

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In Context: Things You Learn in a Day

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When Your Pen Leaks Make It a Feature

Here’s a sketch from 2018 when I was doing some experiments to find my favorite toned paper for mixed media. I was testing a bunch of different chipboards. They soak up watercolor and gouache but you can use acrylic markers on them. Most I found were too expensive (when you locate them and pay postage) […]

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