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The large, about 9 x 11 inch Japanese Lined Journal that I love to sketch in with the Pentel Brush Pen and Acrylic Markers. Carl Too is standing around watching the paper dry.

What’s on the Table?—The Curl of the Paper

I just love working in my favorite Japanese Lined Journals from APICA. The paper loves the Pentel Brush Pen. Sometimes I work in gouache on this paper, but sometimes I leave the sketch as is and turn the page. Other times I put in an acrylic marker background. I used an orange 15mm wide Montana […]

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Legend—Tom Hardy’s Performance

Left: Actor Tom Hardy as Ron Kray in “Legend.” Pentel Brush pen with background of Montana Marker, in an 8 x 8 inch Seawhite of Brighton Sketchbook—which loves brush pen. If you don’t watch violent movies then don’t read my post today. I’m not going to discuss the violence shown in the movie I’m writing about, […]

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Making a Mess and Enjoying Every Moment

Left: 6 x 9 inch Canson watercolor board, with quick pen sketch—Platinum Carbon Black Ink Solid Brush Tipped Pen (worn down). There are some brush cleaning marks on this board, made by cleaning my white pen in the negative space, after I had infected it with color doing the next sketch shown below. Since there […]

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If the Pen Leaks Make It a Feature

Above: Sketch of actor William Talman playing Hamilton Burger on “Perry Mason.” Masking tape (left and top left), Montana Acrylic marker for pink lines and orange background (and some other colors); with Sharpie water based poster paint markers (a light blue and a white). In an 8 x 8 inch Seawhite Sketchbook. So on Friday […]

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Cynicism, Hope, and Painting’s Life Lessons

Above: Sketch of Dick sitting in the TV room next to a bright light. Read below for details. Friday was movie night and we watched “Welcome to Happiness.” It’s a quirky film that doesn’t have super heroes, mutants, or trips into galaxies far, far away. I enjoyed almost every moment, though more than once I […]

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Getting Messy on the Page

Above: A quick (less than 5 minute) sketch of Dick (he was ready to go to bed and tired), with the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen in the Flex Book journal I'll review soon. (I wanted to take it to life-drawing co-op before I wrote my review.) Read below for more details. My free sketching time […]

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Patching Things Up

Above: Pentel brush pen sketch (pigment and dye based inks together) over acrylic background on Strathmore 500 series Mixed Media paper (7.75 x 9.75 inch softcover journal). See the detail image below. There you can clearly see the tape and the green paper. Click on either image to see an enlargement of that image. I […]

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I Can’t Stop Talking About Art Supplies

Left: Dog park dog sketch with brush pen and gouache (light) washes. Background is Montana Marker. I'm back on some Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media paper and it LOVES the brush pens. When you participate in an event like Art-A-Whirl you're set up in one spot for 3 days. And you end up talking to […]

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I Always Find One Thing I Like in Every Sketch

Above: Finch sketch, see earlier stage later in this post. I was enlarging a study sketch made at the nursing home aviary weeks previously when I was getting out and about. Back in January when I was recovering from the flu with a nice bout of bronchitis I started a new Japanese Lined Journal. It […]

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Project Friday—A Movie-Related Sketching Project

Above: First sketch while watching "Ironclad." Pentel pigment ink ColorBrush with fine tip and washes with Pentel dye-based ink ColorBrush and Niji waterbrush. Japanese Lined Journal (7 x 10 inches). Note: All the images in today's post are made with the same media in the same book as the first image—Pentel pigment ink ColorBrush with […]

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