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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 […]

Part 2 Video of Free Webinar on International Fake Journal Month Up Now

Wednesday, April 1, I kicked off International Fake Journal Month 2015 by talking again with Diane Gibbs at Design Recharge. (We talked in February, see below.) Diane is a delight to talk with and excited about process and interested in this project. You can see the talk in the above embedded video (If the embedded […]

International Fake Journal Month Begins Today—Free Webinar at 1:30 p.m. CST

International Fake Journal Month (IFJM) 2015 begins today. People all over are taking a few minutes every day during the month of April to journal as someone else. The exercise is one which helps you focus on your own process. Some fake journal keepers find it an excellent time to dedicate themselves to building new […]

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International Fake Journal Month Begins On Wednesday—and There’s Another Webinar

Left: Quick sketch of Alan Cumming (host on Masterpiece Mystery). 11.5 x 16.25 inch Fabriano Recycled Drawing. Pentel fine-tipped ColorBrush with pigment black ink. Broad, light washes of gouache made with a triple- and quadruple-loaded 3 inch brush (1-inch flat used for background). The image doesn't have anything to do with IFJM—I was just up […]

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Why I Find Certain Faces Easier To Draw AND a TV SHOW Recommenation

Above: Two Pentel fine-tipped pigment Colorbrush sketches, with shading done with their dye-based brush pens and a Niji waterbrush. Background color is Montana Marker with some washi tape. Click on the image to view an enlargement and read below to see why I've put this image here today. Since I've already looked at Jean Reno […]

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Roz Stendahl Talks about International Fake Journal Month at the March MCBA Visual Journal Collective

Left: This year's "button/slogan." Some folks pay attention to the tag lines when creating their fake journals, others don't. You'll find out why we have them at the meeting.  It's almost April, and of course April is International Fake Journal Month.  What's that you ask? Well maybe you need to attend the Monday, March 16, […]

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