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Protected: My Goals for 2017 and The MCBA Visual Journal Collective’s Ninth Annual Portrait Party

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Sketching Is the Best Choice 99% of the Time

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Decorative Papers Find a Home on the New Batch of Books

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Playing Around on Folio Paper

A look at Folio paper and some pens.


Stonehenge Paper: More Tests—Concluded

Final experiments on Stonehenge.


Another Weirdo Journal

Out of the frying pan into the fire: an even weirder weirdo journal.


Stabilo Tone (AKA Woody) Paper Choices


Above: sketches made on different papers to test the Stabilo Tone's suitability for dog sketching Sunday August 2 and also for use at the State Fair at the end of August. Click on the image to view an enlargement. Full images of A, B, and C are discussed and shown below.

As readers of my blog will know from the past ten days, I've been on a bit of a Stabilo Tone (defunct art product, large wax, watersoluble colored pencil, now only available in a few uninteresting colors instead of the full, really fun range which included lovely grays!) binge.

I'm going to be working with them on Sunday, August 2 when I sketch dogs stopping by at Wet Paint during the Paws on Grand event. (NOTE: The time for that event is noon to 2 p.m. if you want the free pet sketch!)


Do Something You Like: Sketching at the Bell Museum

Above: Sketch of a Tundra Swan specimen at the Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. This is a pen sketch (Staedtler Pigment Liner) with watercolor washes made using a Niji watercolor brush. The text on the verso page was pre-pasted ("Have you solved what that means too?"). The tab left at […]


Mixing It Up: Breaking the Edges of Your Page

Above: Journal sketch I made last week with some leftover paint (remember I talked about using leftovers in yesterday's post). This study for a painting of a Canada Goose started as a sketch (Pentel Pocket Brush Pen) to which gouache (Payne's Gray, Phthalo Blue, and Titanium White; all M. Graham) was added. It is in […]


What if It’s a White Dog?

Above: direct brush painting of a Cocker Spaniel, using a #10 round and Schmincke Pan Watercolors Trans. Orange and Cobalt Blue. I made this current journal with the new Folio paper (i.e., Folio paper made post 2001). The journal is approximately 8 x 7.5 inches, so the spread is about 16 inches wide. This is […]

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