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Take More Than One Look

When you’re sketching someone, whether it’s a month-long project like last year’s #MarchIsSketchAlunArmstrongMonth, or just someone you see on the street (if they stick around long enough) take more than one look. Here’s a page spread from a hand-bound journal I made with Fabriano Artistico 90 lb. hot press watercolor paper. (8 x 8 inches […]

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Yet Another Wizard

  Yes another wizard; this is one of my favorites. I’ve been having tons of fun painting wizards in-between the demands of downsizing. Tired of sorting papers to put into storage? Go sketch a wizard.  At the end of this post you can also see the full-page spread where this portrait was sketched. And on […]

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The Journal as Workbook

Below is a video which explains my view of the journal, and how I use my journal in my daily practice. Students in my “Drawing Practice: Drawing Live Subjects in Public” class asked me to share it publicly when I shut down my on-line teaching platform at the end of last year. They wanted to […]

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Accepting Changes in Your Process

I’ve written quite a bit about accepting changes in your process throughout the 11 years of this blog. It is a common theme in my teaching.  One of the things that seems to hang students up the most is the notion that there must be one “right” way to do something. I’m constantly telling crop […]

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Creative Expectations, Creative Execution, Creative Learning: Lauren Lim’s Instant Photo Documentary

In “Instant: A Short Documentary” Lauren Lim sets out to photograph people on the street, and give them the resultant photo.   In the process she learns about her own expectations, her own discomfort, and more about what photography means to her and the people she meets. My blog is full of posts on creativity and […]

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Protected: I Launch a Patreon Site for Sketching and Painting Videos

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Protected: Focusing on Doing and Not on Naming

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Protected: Projects versus Series?

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I  find that even a quick sketch of dogs will bring me out of a funk and get me back to focusing on actions I can take to turn things around. Dogs are about living in the present moment. If we can't live with them (and currently I don't have dogs) we can still remember and learn from them as we draw them. (These are two lovely dogs on Sktchy.)

Protected: Project Friday: How To Deal with Crappy Days in Your Visual Journal

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My sketch of Dick when I was in the emergency. I can see by the line that it is less fluid than normal, stopping almost artificially and turning at various points in a way I don't usually do. Additional there are restatements that I've obviously zoned out in—making more and more marks in one area instead of balancing marks across the surface. And there are several places where I can see and remember I made marks even though I was telling myself, "Don't." I just couldn't hear myself through the pain.

Protected: Why Drawing Practice Matters and What Your Line Can Tell You

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