Currently Browsing: Journal Practice 275 articles

220126-1-portrait-artist-of-the-year-brush-pen-hahn-travelCRaltfeat

In Context: Quotations

Reading is a way to have conversations when you’re alone in a room. You and the author, trying to decipher what the characters are …

221025-2-great-brit-hair-ink-wash-grey-lineCRaltfeat

Enjoying and Sketching Hair

I have a lot of “important” things I want to post, but they will hold until January. I simply need more time and thought. I’m still dealing with the lung issue. In the meantime I thought it would be good to remember the beauty of hair. Its structure, the volume, the balance. When we see […]

181115-sktchy-2-jonathan-kalema-hat-gutenbergCRAltFeat

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 […]

201215-hugh-laurie-as-house-ink-wash-hahn-dsCRAltCRfeat

Tools Really Do Change the Way You Draw

I’ve met students who come to my classes who are totally frustrated with their materials and tools. They keep doing the same thing with their tools, using those tools, usually because an “expert” told them they were the best tools. Unfortunately the best tool for one artist might not be the best tool for another. […]

210311-2-sarcasm-3-q-fabriano-inkCRfeat

In Context: A Collage Doodle

I got to doodling one night in a journal I’d bound with 90 lb. Fabriano Artistico Hot Press watercolor paper. And then I started to doodle with paper scraps. Pick up something you have at hand, just to break the rhythm, or simply because you want to play.

220212-nun-from-sister-boniface-ink-hahn-travelCRaltfeat

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 […]

220317-2-rick-wood-panel-wcCRaltbrfeat

What’s on Patreon/RozInterim in October 2022?

  You’ve seen this sketch in full before—I have used it as one of my Wizards. But I saved the video to discuss on my Patreon blog for October 2022. You’ve read here on RozWoundUp what I think about working with intention; how I love to experiment; how I think it’s crucial to play and […]

200615-1-dead-still-hahn-travelCRaltfeat

In Context: Notes While Reading…

I’m always writing things down. I’m always working on hat brims!

191001-1-sheep-hahn-travelCRAltFeat

Journal Pages Just Happen: That’s Part of the Fun

One evening I found myself really digging in and overworking the black wool on the head of a sheep. It was one of those scribbly moments. A sheep flashed on the TV and I blocked it in (I’ve drawn hundreds and hundreds of sheep so I wanted to see if I could do a memory […]

220320-1-green-knight-ink-hahn-travelCRaltfeat

The Freedom of Quick, Loose Sketches for Your Drawing Skills

Over the last 35 years and hundreds of students have confessed to me that they “don’t have time to sketch,” or that they “were physically too ill to sketch.” I always respond that you can always find time, and even if ill you can get something down on paper that will be useful to you […]

RozWoundUp
Close Cookmode

Pin It on Pinterest