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Online Class: “Drawing Practice” Registration Opens Today

Registration for “Drawing Practice: Drawing Live Subjects in Public” opens today. (Click on the link to read about it and register.) Pre-class information will be available to all registered students immediately upon registration so that you can begin to set your goals and organize your time. (See below for a link to the supply PDF […]

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Physical Therapy for Your Art Practice

I suggest to my Drawing Practice students that they do a six-week plan and goal setting session at the end of class; and that they repeat that every six weeks for the rest of their lives. Knowing what our goals are, and seeing how we executed our plans, helps us realign our strategy for going […]

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Stonehenge Aqua Review Part 5—A Look at the Hot Press Surface

This is part 5 of a multi-part review of Stonehenge Aqua cold press and hot press. Please see this link for the first post in the series. Hot press paper is my paper of choice, so I’m going to spend more time testing a new hot press paper than I am testing a cold press […]

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Protected: Online Class: “Drawing Practice” Registration Opens Today

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Protected: 2018 Drawing Practice—Drawing Live Subjects in Public

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Phyllis Fights Perfectionism and Doesn’t Even Break a Sweat

Above: A sketch of Phyl while she colors—she likes to hold the book in her lap, not on her desk. Pen and watercolor in the Moleskine Sketchbook I was recently testing. The sketch is from May, but today's post is about something that happened Wednesday while she was sketching… I sat opposite Phyl. She held […]

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Quick Stop at Como Zoo

Above: Quick sketch of two ostriches on the verso page, then a more detailed head study on the recto page. One of the birds had wandered off to the edge of the paddock and we followed it. It was standing right at the fence peering over at the crowds so I was about 6 feet away […]

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Don’t Get Attached

Above: Puffin sketches made at the zoo in an 8 x 8 inch handmade journal which contains defunct printmaking paper. Verso: first sketches of the day made with a dried out Staedtler Pigment Liner. But I am having so much fun. I think I might have started to giggle. The puffins were sitting right on […]

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TV Recommendations—”Rev” and other Television Depictions of the Church of England

Above: Tom Hollander from "Rev." 8.5 x 11.5 inch Japanese Lined Journal. Pentel Brush Pen (ColorBrush) with Pigmented ink, shaded with a Colorbrush with dye-based, fugitive ink and a Niji Waterbrush. Color is all from Montana Markers (15mm tips), and there's some patterning with Staedtler Pigment Liners. When I looked up Tom Hollander on IMDb […]

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Why Warm Up When Drawing?

Pretty much every time I give a talk and show my work, or teach a class and explain my process, or even just share work with other sketchers I am asked: WHY WARM UP WHEN DRAWING? There are a lot of roots to this question, roots as individual as the person asking. One root, judging […]

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