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Don’t Be Limited

    I couldn’t leave a week during which I discussed the use of space on a page, without including this portrait from the end of last year. I’m the queen of running off the page. Not planning sufficiently. This means in my haste I often miss the thing that engaged me most—the base of […]

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Good Costume Design

You know a TV or movie has good costume design when even a crap warm-up drawing conveys a sense of angles and era. Here’s a warm up sketch of “Detective Sgt. Strange” (actor Sean Rigby) from “Endeavour.” The costume lines are so “sixties-in-Britain.” “Endeavour” has ended, but you can still stream it on PBS and […]

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In Context: Trying to Catch Up…

I’ve been relocating my studio and trying to unpack and organize. I think I’m getting to the end then I see another box, and behind that another box. Sometimes I wonder why I didn’t leave most of those boxes in storage. But right now I can’t go there mentally. I need to keep opening and […]

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Why I Do What I Do: Still More on Watching TV…

Sometimes I watch TV just so I can sketch Ryan Stiles—because he makes me laugh and laugh, and laugh. (At the time of this post American episodes of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” can be seen on HBOMax.) And because, while he doesn’t have a beard, and his hair style has stayed basically the same […]

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A Hat, a Beard, Some Watercolor on Drawing Paper

Today’s image isn’t from the hat series, and me sketching men with beards isn’t really a series it’s just me sketching…And of course I often work on drawing paper when I’m painting…so this is simply me sketching and having a lot of fun on the paper in the Canson 180 sketchbook. I can’t wait until […]

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When Is It a Good Time to Sketch in Pencil?

Usually I answer the question “When is it a good time to sketch in pencil?” simply by saying “Never.” I reside in the camp of, sketch in ink, live with the odd-off strokes, the pentimento. Use it all to train your eye. But sometimes you want really smooth lines, or don’t want to risk missing […]

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Another Hat

I found some more hats from the hat project in 2018.   I was working in an 8 inch square hand bound journal I’d made using the OLD Gutenberg paper from Hahnemühle. (Remember I don’t recommend the new version of Gutenberg now being sold. It still binds up great, but it doesn’t work with wet […]

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In 2018 I Did a Project about Hats

Yep, hats; just me drawing people with hats on. Sometimes I worked in my current journal, sometimes I worked on loose sheets for my loose sheets journal. I found some while moving old digital file. Some (when they were on loose sheets) might end up on the wall. I stopped looking for people in hats […]

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Synchronicity on the Page

Sometimes I sketch something and write something unrelated in my journal—simply because it’s the same day, and there is some negative space to fill. Stickers get stuck down, when they are available. (Sometimes this “pre-collage” gets drawn over! But not on this day.) Somehow things usually end up going together. I think that synchronicity the […]

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Johnny Vegas—An Autobiography in Multiple Voices

Readers of RWU will know that sketches of Johnny Vegas make it into a post every now and then; and onto my instagram. I watch a lot of British TV. He’s on a lot of shows that I enjoy watching. I pick up a pen… Then the other day “the algorithm” threw out that Vegas […]

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