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If you’ve got some free moments, sit and draw as fast as you can. I no longer have close vision so it’s fun just to try and capture things on the page without glasses. Distance vision for me is crisper but also blurred. I was probably watching Project Runway or some fashion movie last year […]
Are the proportions right? Nope, but I like to work directly in ink. I think a little wonkiness makes it fresh. (9 x 12 inch brush pen and watercolor sketch.) I think using flat brushes helps take the fussiness away and also adds to the wonkiness. Let go and let your sketches be […]
Students in my current session of Drawing Practice have been posting contour drawings. Every group takes to it differently, some, like otters, rush along the side of the stream, darting in and out and sliding effortlessly with the current. Others stand back curious, but not committed. Like anything it takes practice. It’s why I call […]
I have spent years telling students that there is no perfect paper. There is no perfect pen. That’s still true! Why write today that there is a right pen with the right paper? Because sketching, if you’re going to do it all the time, should be, in fact needs to be, fun. And one of […]
I still haven’t had time to make this onion soup or these hashbrowns, but I dug up this page from my index. I do need to do both before it gets warm again!
Did you follow my advice over the weekend? Did you sketch and then savor the bits that worked out? I couldn’t resist following up my post with a sketch that didn’t work (the likeness is off and the facial features are too elongated), but I love it. I also don’t mind that it’s on […]
Stephen Colbert is always saying things that make sense to me, and calm me.
As the month draws to an end this page spread jumped to mind. Let’s enjoy the silliness of advertising campaigns and the wisdom of Miss Marple; both have a take on the best way to go forward.
In December 2019 I started a subscription blog on Patreon: Roz Interim. You can use that link to read about the different subscription levels. In February I’ll be sketching, painting, and talking about the portrait you see in this post. There will be a bonus portrait sketch painting because my subscribers in January asked […]
In the above page spread, in the field of orange color on the verso (left) page, you’ll see the conversation I had with Dick about one change which I would like to make, but know in my heart of hearts I won’t make. Journals are great for capturing a perspective of our lives and dealing […]