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Likeness vs. Caricature: Is It Ever Really Clear Cut?

Above: Two gouache portraits in my 7 1/2 inch square journal that I made with Nideggen. You can see some of the toned paper coming through in the face on the left. None of the paper is showing on the right. The drawings were done independently of each other and even though they are on […]

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Fluid Hot Press Watercolor Paper

Left: Quick sketch made using a brush pen and left over gouache. Even better, scroll down into the post and click on the detail image. I’ve written about Fluid Watercolor paper before. You can get it in Easy-blocks, and in wire bound journals. It’s acid free and 140 lb. Since they introduced their new 100 […]

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Raising Roz

Above: Sketch of Dick sitting in the TV Room. I used a fiber tipped brush pen filled with Platinum Carbon Black ink, and some left over cobalt blue and English red earth gouache (Schmincke). It's in a 7 x 7 inch book I made with Nideggen paper. (I started another one after I finished the […]

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Project Friday: No Black Paint

Above: 6 x 6 inch page in a wirebound journal. Stonehenge gray paper. Rubberstamp ink (background) with gouache painting of a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. This is a page from my 2015 Fake Journal. I began with a very light pencil outline. It might even have been orange pencil. I mixed blacks using Dark Indigo […]

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How Does Roz Write A Love Letter? Part 2

Above: The love letter I wrote for the "Love Letters from Artists" show listed below. Stonehenge gray paper, with rubber stamped text and gouache sketches—though my Sean Connery sketch is one I had turned into a custom rubber stamp years ago. I have it in a bunch of sizes. You can't have too many Sean […]

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How Does Roz Write A Love Letter?

Above: Envelope (9 x 12 inches) in which I sent the the love letter to the show discussed below. Rubberstamp letters, rubberstamp image, color pencil and white gel pen. Groveland Gallery has an invitational group show this summer called "Love Letters from Artists." It will run from June 12 to August 15, 2015. I'm excited […]

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The Quest for Odd Hairdos and Interesting Ears Continues…

Left: Pentel Brush Pen sketch (squeezy brush pen with pigment ink) on Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media paper. I haven't had much time to draw in the past couple of weeks and I'm getting a little stir crazy. So when my pen took on a little bit of a mind of its own, and my […]

Strong Language Warning—A Bit About How Language Is Changing on the Internet

If you don't have a sense of humor, don't care about language and how it changes, and don't swear, forget this post and move on.  Really, right now, click away. But if any or all of that applies to you check out "OMFG! Sweary Abbreviations FTFW!" by Stan Carey. My friend Wendy sent the link […]

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I Can’t Help Myself, I Just Have To Show You This…

Left: 11 x 17 inch sketch of Michael Kitchen as Foyle in "Foyle's War." Pentel fine point pigment brush pen and Pentel Colorbrush dye-based brush pen on Fabriano eco drawing paper. OK, so everyone who reads my blog knows that I love "Foyle's War" (which has sadly ended its run with the release of the […]

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It’s A Wonder What A Difference Size Makes

Left: The actual sketch and painting I made of Christopher Eccleston. I had stopped the television and was working directly with a brush pen. I knew as soon as I did the ears that I didn't get them right. Depending on how his hair is cut and his character's make up is done Eccleston's ears […]

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