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Page spread from an oversize journal with texture layers and sketches of aviary finches.

Registration for Textures Class Closes Friday

Registration for my six-week class “Textures: Backgrounds for Visual Journaling and Mixed Media” closes this Friday, March 27. The class lessons begin on Saturday, March 28. (Introductory material is open immediately upon registration; this includes videos about materials.) A supply list is downloadable at the registration link. What I love about this class is that […]

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Looking Back at Prepping for the Minnesota State Fair

Above: Warm up contour sketches of live finches in an aviary setting. I used a Tombow Calligraphy pen (hard tip) for the sketching and an extra bold (chisel tipped) Uni Posca paint pen for the purple background. I outlined the bird on the recto page with a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen after the purple was […]

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Protected: Project Friday on a Monday—Working in a Series: Meet the Finches

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Protected: A Lot of Attitude Going on There

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Small Moments of Sketching Time: Some Finches

Above: Recent finch sketch made at the nursing home aviary. Faber-Castell Pitt Calligraphy Pen and Daniel Smith Watercolors in a small Hahnemühle pocket notebook—my regular journal was at home. I started the week writing about taking every small moment you can find for sketching animals from life, so I'll continue it here with this sketch […]

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Another Look at Warm Ups

Above: 7 x 5 inches approximately—Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media paper in a handmade journal. Faber-Castell Pitt Calligraphy Pen transitioning to a Staedtler Pigment Liner (used in the bottom two sketches on the left). Before leaving the topic of warming up at the start of a sketching session (I know, I've written about this topic […]

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Finches: Some Studies

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More Finches with Stabilo Tones

Some more Stabilo Tone finches.

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