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John Ruskin: The Father of Modern Sketchbook Practice

Tuesday in a Facebook group I belong to someone asked: “Which country originated the practice of the sketchbook?” Group members, myself included, got sidestepped into discussionsof what was a sketchbook, and the history of bookmaking, and I even looked into the Oxford English Dictionary and an online dictionary to see when the word “sketchbook” went […]

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It’s Fun To Change Media Now And Then

Sometimes if you’ve been working steadily in one medium it’s good to take a break and do some sketching with a totally different medium. I’d been sketching so much with pen and watercolor before the Minnesota State Fair that I decided to start a sketchbook for color pencil quick sketches. (I say quick sketches because […]

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Protected: Warm Ups: Some More Thoughts…

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Blast from the Past: Sketch in Any Moment

I was clearing out the flat file while under the weather and not fit for much. I found today’s sketch and scanned it. Readers know that from July 1, 1998 through January 26, 2003 I drew a sketch of my Alaskan Malamute Bitch Dottie every day. I sometimes forget that besides filling 43 volumes of […]

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Protected: 10th Anniversary—The Great Minnesota State Fair Sketch Together

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Two quick pen sketches while I sat in the waiting room at the Allergist's.

Protected: In Context: At the Allergist’s

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Protected: Moods and Momentum in Your Daily Drawing Practice

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Protected: Sometimes Technology Is Fun: The Last Half of 2017 on Sktchy

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First page spread for 2018—a hardbound journal that is made with Stonehenge Aqua 140 lb. Cold Press watercolor paper. (Journal approx. 8 x 8 inches square.)

Protected: In Context: Snow Piles

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Sketching with the Platinum Carbon Black fountain pen (containing that ink) in an 8 x 10 inch journal. While coughing…

Protected: In Context—Working in a Series While Coughing

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