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Protected: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) For Roz Wound Up Classes

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Gouache Compendium: Notes from Roz Wound Up Posts to Accompany My Gouache Demo

Above: Pen and gouache on non-receptive paper in a Moleskine Sketchbook. (I had this piece at my demo.) Even on non-receptive paper you can have a lot of fun with gouache, whether it’s filling in facial details or scribbling in a background color. On Monday, November 26, 2012 I gave a 2-hour free demo at […]

Lightfastness Tests

The following list is an attempt to put all the lightfastness tests I’ve done since starting this blog in the fall of 2008 onto one page. I will endeavor to update it as I do additional tests for lightfastness on other media. I have listed the items individually even though some links lead to reviews […]

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Drawing Animals from Life

Above: Sketch of a black rooster at the 2010 Minnesota State Fair. Staedtler Pigment Liner in a book I made using Gutenberg paper. On April 5, 2012 I’m giving a “drawing animals from life” demonstration and talk at the Bell Museum’s Sketch Night. Because I am often distracted by questions that take me off on […]

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Bell Museum Sketch Night

Left: the promo card for sketch night from the Bell their in-house designer made up with some of my sketches.   UPDATE: 2013-2014 Sketch Night has begun its fourth year  Continuing the program begun in October 2010, the Bell Museum will hold Sketch Night on the FIRST Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 […]

Brushes: Some Brushes That I Use

In August 2010 I published the first two posts specifically about brushes. (I’ve discussed brushes in other posts but not as the main topic.) I thought it would be easier, as time passes, for people to locate these posts if I created a page which listed the links, providing another way besides the search engine, […]

Color Theory: Related Posts and Recommended Books

On March 10, 2010 I wrote a post on Polymer Clay Color Inspirations—Techniques and Jewelry Projects for Creating Successful Palettes, by Lindly Haunani and Maggie Maggio. (Watson-Guptill, 2009) A reader, Cheryl, wrote in and asked if I could recommend a book on color theory using watercolor as the basic medium. I believe Haunani and Maggio […]

Commercially Bound Journals

Updated September 13,  2020—I added the Strathmore Toned Mixed Media Journals and Stillman & Birn Toned sketchbooks. I also made an entry for Hahnemühle’s Travel Book/Journal. Updated December 5,  2017—additional problems with Fabriano Venezia (see note below) Updated November 21, 2016—to add new entry for Seawhite of Brighton Sketchbooks. Updated October 24, 2016—to add new […]

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Films for the Holidays

  Note: This page originally appeared as a post on December 25, 2008. I added it as a page because the holidays are here again (November 25, 2009) and I’m sticking to my list. Left: actor James Stewart in a still from “The Naked Spur” which is an Anthony Mann western and NOT a holiday […]

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International Fake Journal Month

Left: Buster, as the poster dog for IFJM. This is button art I put together for the event. I had hoped to post eight 3-inch button variations at Cafe Press for people, who like me, enjoy t-shirts and buttons to announce events. Unfortunately it was not clear to me when I set up at Cafe […]

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