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Pentel Pocket Brush Pen—New Ink Colors

Finally, at last, we’ve all wanted it for so long and now we get it—the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen can now be purchased with gray or sepia ink as well as black ink! These are Pentel’s hard-bodied pens, the fountain-pen type pen with a synthetic brush tip. (Some readers seem to be confused about which […]

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Testing Elements through Doodling

One of the best times to test design elements is when you are warming up. Take a couple moments to make a decorative frame around your warm up sketch. Use more than one approach. Don’t worry about cohesiveness—it’s a warm up sketch. Consider the following: • Make a long enough or large enough area of […]

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OK Sometimes I Doodle

I believe in the value of making a mess. I believe that sometimes you just need to make marks on a page, just to get things down on a page and to keep the flow going.

In-Context—Doodling

 

9 x 12 inch sheet of recycled watercolor paper with a quick ink sketch (dried out pen) from imagination. I was thinking about portrait composition with people and animals.

Being Present

I’ve been organizing my files and clearing up the studio so I can move on to new projects. I found this loose journal page in the TV room on a stack of books. I also read in that room early in the morning while Dick is upstairs reading his newspaper and having his coffee before […]

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Grabbing What’s at Hand When Sketching and Pushing a Drawing To See Where it Might Lead You

Left: Pentel brush pen and purple Zig marker on an 8.5 x 11 inch (approx.) sheet of Wave drawing paper. I have been clearing out some files and thought I'd put up three sketches made in the past few months, from June to the present, showing the fun I've been having with the various Pentel […]

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Pentalic Traveler Pocket Journal—Product Review

Left: Detail view of color pencil sketch on the 92 lb. cream drawing paper. (A doodle, but Dick and I both think it ended up looking like a friend I haven't seen in decades!) I found the new Pentalic Traveler Pocket Journal on a trip to Wet Paint before the Minnesota State Fair. It has […]

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I Smirk When I Squint

Left: Self portrait on cardstock—the type you make graffiti stencils out of—2.5 x 3.5 inches. Pens listed below. One of my photographer friends gave gave me two very large (over 30 x 40 inches) prints a few years ago—black and white portraits of cowboys. I love them. I have one on the wall in the […]

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In Memoriam—100 Years Ago Today

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How I “Doodle” AND Get Ready for the Minnesota State Fair

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