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I make a lot of notes about the blog posts I want to write. A couple days ago I drew this cat. One of my notes was sitting there on my desk. Together they seem to say succinctly what I wanted to say about “why draw?” and the search for likeness in portraits. I’ll stop […]
I certainly don’t regret using one of the last pages of a defunct and beloved watercolor paper to sketch only in ink…but you can click on the image and see in context what I do regret.
In a scribbly mood. But it wasn’t enough, I still had to move some paint around. Uni Posca Markers scribbled down, black brush pen on top, and marigold gouache (Holbein, because I like to use it for backgrounds). Handbook 140 lb watercolor paper, in the 5 x 8 inch (or so—it isn’t in front of […]
The page text is today’s text. But if you need a hint: Think—intention.
This page spread might address my thoughts on doodles? In light of things to come I thought it was prescient. Keeping a journal is like that. You know you’re thinking about things before you think about them. The drawing on the verso page is NOT a doodle, it’s a quick sketch with a fine brush […]
In amongst the pages and pages of bold-lined brush pen sketches doodles are popping up. I don’t think I’m as worried about it as “Colin” is, but now that I look at this spread I wonder.
I’ve been playing with grids—more about that on another day—and looking out the window at the world. Why not sketch the tree cutting process? Sometimes you just want to take it all in—and I didn’t want to get pigments in the kitchen sink! The sketch on the page is an actor I’d sketched the day […]
Typically when I process my images into bloggable sizes I put them in a folder titled to hint at what I want to discuss in a post containing those images. These folders go into my “possible blog posts” folder which currently has 663 folders. EEEK I’d better get writing. Well today’s image was in a […]
I’ve been out of the office for a bit. More info to come. But I realized it had been the longest ever since I’d posted on my blog. This is what I’ve been thinking and sketching lately. With a dry brush pen of course. I just bought some new pens so maybe the dried out […]
Today’s image is about old brush pens. The page says everything I want to say about that. I’m distracted. What I’ve been doing is unpacking boxes of books. I am finding it takes a different muscle set. The constant bending, the twisting, the lifting always a little more than you really can handle. It has […]