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Stonehenge Aqua Review Part 5—A Look at the Hot Press Surface

This is part 5 of a multi-part review of Stonehenge Aqua cold press and hot press. Please see this link for the first post in the series. Hot press paper is my paper of choice, so I’m going to spend more time testing a new hot press paper than I am testing a cold press […]

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2018 Drawing Practice—Drawing Live Subjects in Public

 All my life, one of the most exciting, energizing, and simply fun experiences I’ve enjoyed has been while I’m sketching live animals. It doesn’t matter if I’m at home with a dog visitor (we don’t have live in models any more) or out and about in the field checking out wild turkeys or walking around […]

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Don’t Get Attached

Above: Puffin sketches made at the zoo in an 8 x 8 inch handmade journal which contains defunct printmaking paper. Verso: first sketches of the day made with a dried out Staedtler Pigment Liner. But I am having so much fun. I think I might have started to giggle. The puffins were sitting right on […]

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It’s All Happening at the Zoo—Everyday

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Puffin Burrow Cam!

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Going to the Zoo on New Year’s Day

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Direct Sketching with Pen and Ink: Drawing Birds and Animals from Life

The full post is thoughts on sketching birds directly with pen and ink.

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Ducks are a Gateway Drug: Another Sketching Trip to Como Zoo

More sketches as I rework my hand-eye-brain connection, and what was going on at the zoo between parents and children.

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Coming Back to Como after My Accident: Become Students of Your Own Process

I go to the zoo to try to reconnect with my brain.

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Return to the Zoo: Balance Regained with a Private Sketch Out

Remembering to breathe.

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