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I Forgot to Tell You About September on Patreon

I just realized, in putting up the new blog side bar image for OCTOBER that I forgot to put up the one for September. I’m sorry because it was a great month—8 videos (the last one goes up on Monday). I focused on preparing for a project and working in ink (dip pen, brush pen, […]


A Little Dip Pen and Watercolor

At the beginning of the month I had a pen sketch of this muse from Sktchy. Here today is another sketch, from the same muse with different facial hair. I’ve used a different painting approach: dip pen and watercolor. (See the caption for additional media comments.) This is actually a painting made on a sheet […]


Another Jack Richeson Recycled Watercolor Paper Test

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The Forgotten Society: Alan E. Cober

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More on the Tachikawa Linemarker A.T. Fountain Pen

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Nibbus Maximus: A Giant Pen

Full post is a link to info on this pen.


Stonehenge Paper: More Tests—Concluded

Final experiments on Stonehenge.


Going with the Flow: More on Mixing Sketches with Collage

A step-by-step look at a journal page spread which uses dip pen sketches, brush pen sketches, and collaged scraps.


One of Those Days: Letting Things Go

090806Dogink Left: Journal page with dog sketch (dip pen and Ziller glossy black acrylic ink). Fortune attached before I got to the page. Gouache background painted after ink sketch. Click on the image to view an enlargement.

Today is the 10th month of more than daily posting on the blog. A tick mark on towards other goals. I had hoped to list a bunch of links from readers who responded to last month's "quiz" (about which blogs they read) but preparation for an art show (yesterday's opening was very well attended and great fun as well) and other matters intruded. It just hasn't been possible to pull that material together yet. It will come shortly.


It’s Full—I’m Finished

Above: my fake journal kept to celebrate International Fake Journal Month 2009, finished today, the book contains exactly 30 page spreads, one done each day in April. The journal is an Alvin Field book with water resistant pages. I worked with dip pen and Ziller Acrylic ink (glossy black) and Schmincke Pan Watercolors. Click on the image to view an enlargement.

Well, it's over. For me anyway. Other folks have about 4 more hours until the end of IFJM. If you are new to this blog and wondering what the heck IFJM is you can click on the IFJM category in the category list, click on the appropriate page in the page list, or go to the Official International Fake Journal Month Blog and read more about it; as well as see postings of the images in my 2009 fake journal and the fake journals of some other folks too..

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