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Check Out My Article in Artists Magazine January/February 2019

A couple months ago I was asked to write a piece about sketching in the snow for Artists Magazine. (That link takes you to their subscription and individual issue purchase page. I’m in the January/February 2019 issue.) My copies arrived a couple days ago.  The issue includes my 4-page article with 9 helpful tips on sketching […]

My Goals for 2017 and The MCBA Visual Journal Collective’s Ninth Annual Portrait Party

This post was originally published on January 15, 2017 during my site transition. Note: The images in today’s post were sketched while I was sick with bronchitis and watching an episode of “Forged in Fire.” I LOVE THIS SHOW. Four blacksmiths compete in three rounds for $10,000. First they make a blade in 3 hours, then finish […]

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Urban Sketchers Twin Cities on the University of Minnesota East Bank

Above: Pen and watercolor sketch looking upriver from the Weisman Museum, I've already forgotten the name of the building, as it was built way after my time. I'm looking across Washington Ave. The bridge is just to my left. (A new pen from Tombow that they call a "calligraphy" pen. It has a small, fine, […]

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My 2015 End-of-Year Evaluation and Wrap Up

Above: 11 x 15 inch sketch on cheap ("I'll fall apart if you put wet media on me like you're trying to do" Paper), with Pentel Pigment brush pen and Pentel Dye-based brush pen with water. Selfie, showing my painting shirt, sketched while standing before a mirror in the bathroom. I was sketching Dick on this […]

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The Seventh Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out—Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Above: the meeting location for the Seventh Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out. If you aren't familiar with the Fairgrounds stop at an information booth, pick up a map and look up U26/27 on the official Fair map. Copy this image to your computer and print it out so you can take it with you as […]

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The Buttons Have Arrived for the Seventh Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out

Left: Pile of buttons for this year's Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out. The artwork is by Ken Avidor, avid State Fair Sketcher and one of the folks responsible for first starting this sketching fun. The Minnesota State Fair is getting close. The Seventh Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out Day is Tuesday, September 1, 2015. (I […]

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I Am Minnsota State Fair Crazy Right Now

Left: Sheep sketch made at the Minnesota State Fair, click on the image to view an enlargement. Everything is focusing on the Minnesota State Fair right now.  My "Drawing Practice: Drawing Live Subjects in Public" class goes live TODAY. You can still register up until 10 p.m. tonight. (I had to change the registration time […]

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Pass the Journal—Strathmore’s Traveling Journals

Above: If you click on the "Pass the Journal Project" link in the first sentence of this post you'll go to a page with the 12 journals listed. If you then click on "PULP" you'll see a map. If you click on the little flag in Minneapolis that I have pointed to with an arrow, […]

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A Fun Afternoon with the Chickens

Left: Second page of gesture sketches on the day. On moist Hahnemühle Nostalgie paper (about 9 x 11 inches). All the images in today's post are in order of execution, but because of "repetitiveness" I didn't scan the first page and pages 4 through 8, which were all more gesture sketches. I did so many […]

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The Sixth Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out—August 23 and 26, 2014

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