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Protected: What Is a Study?

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Tools and Subject Matter—Over a Life of Sketching

Above: A 10 minute sketch using a carbon-black ink felt-tipped brush pen sketch of Dick in the TV Room—focusing on Contours after a wearing day. Background: Montana marker. 9 x 12 inch Fabriano Venezia Journal page spread. (If you can't read the text, you can see a typed version at the end of this post.) […]


Faces and Page Layout

Above: Page spread from a 9 x 12 inch Fabriano Venezia journal. I created the grid with masking tape, sketched and painted the faces one evening while watching TV. I'd been too busy during the day to sketch anything and wanted to sketch before I went to bed. All were sketched with a Pentel Pocket […]


Another View of Richard Watching TV

Above: A 9 x 12 inch Fabriano Venezia journal opens wide to 18 x 12 inches. Pentel Pocket brush pen and Schmincke pan watercolors. Background and some facial marks with Montana Markers. I'm still battling to see what to do with those eyebrows—to discover a visual vocabulary for them. And to deal with likeness. This […]


How to Avoid Going Stir Crazy When You’re Snowed In

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Even with a Large Page Size the Gutter Can Trick You

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Why Draw?: The Tautology of Drawing—Drawing Is Love

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I Said I Wouldn’t But I Did—The DVR Made Me Do It: A New Season of Top Chef

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Happy 2013: Begin as You Mean To Continue—with Gouache!

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Of Course “It’s Carl Week”

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