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Not a Waste of Space

The questions I get most from visual journaling students surround the issue of the use of space on a page or spread. There are a lot of factors that feed the questions, swirl around in the mind and stopping action. I like to remind students that the more they journal the more these questions will […]

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Notes from Past Conversations

One of the benefits to come out of downsizing is the sorting through of things, notes, boxes, shelves, and nooks and cranies. Lots of things turn up. I have been putting the little scraps of things into my current journal if they mean something to me. Here’s a little note I made after a conversation […]

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I Sneak a Little Azure Cobalt in…

  I can’t help myself. I seem to always sneak in a little Azure Cobalt (Schmincke).  There’s a green shirt, sneak some in. There’s a shadow on the neck, under the eyes, in the hair, sneak some in. It leaves such wonderful granulation. And then that brings us to green gold. I am powerless to […]

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Compositional Choices in a Journal

I was writing last month about choices on my Patreon blog and my mind keeps coming up with examples even though we’ve moved on. This one is about compositional choice. And we never really move away from compositional choices… First, nope, I didn’t suddenly get tired and give up on the rest of the head […]

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Stubble

Sometimes it is fun to sit down and draw stubble. Lots and lots of stubble. I find this entertaining, and joyful. I find noting the growth direction, the length, the density—all fun. But then I sat in the Bell Museum for a whole afternoon years ago, drawing every line of fur on a deer. This […]

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In Context: I Invent a New Game for Two Or More

You can read the text on the page spread if you click to enlarge it. As to the brush and ink wash sketch—I was watching the Great British Baking show that evening.

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In Context: The Trouble with Double Vision

Page spread in an 8 inch square, hand-bound journal made with the OLD Gutenberg paper (which is not the same as the currently available Gutenberg paper which I do not recommend for visual journaling). The text on the page explains everything, oh, with one “writo” as I like to call them. In the second paragraph […]

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Bringing Some Files Up-to-date

I’ve been attempting to reorganize past sketching files and blog post ideas. Images pop up in the search and I think I might have already posted about them. Instead I discover that I’ve only posted a cropped portion on Instagram. I haven’t posted the full image or written about it. And it was in my […]

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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. […]

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The Simplest of Reasons

Sometimes the only reason I do sketch-related actions is because—the paint was already out, I’d run out of time, I wanted to see what would happen, I was following my nose, I wanted to push something, I just wanted to get to some sort of “finish” and go to bed. There are a million reasons […]

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