Tag Archives: drawing tools

placemat drawings and universal questions

With all due respect to the classics, this answer is “29”, which is also a pretty nice number. (Assuming I am counting right.  You’ll tell me if I’m not.) (Placemat drawing, Steak and Shake, 2/12/19. “Q: How many spirit rocks … Continue reading

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new drawing tools for the new year

My resistance to the TWSBI Eco fountain pen is very low.  This is a well known fact to anyone who reads this blog.  Luckily for me, and for anyone who likes my drawings, an Eco habit isn’t a bad one … Continue reading

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doodle festival!

Found myself doing a fair amount of doodling over the weekend.  Doodling gear is highly flexible.  You can doodle any time you have a tool that makes a mark on some kind of surface, and even if you limit yourself … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day color special: blue dragon and company

Just a little drawing of a Kid, a Dog, a Dragon and a … Bird?  Birdlike Creature?  These are all familiar sketchbook denizens who represent the power of the imagination (sort of) and most of them seem to be having … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day– quikket

Quikket is exactly what his caption says he is, an insectoid speedster: “insectoid” being fancy writin’ for “bug guy”, and “speedster” being a comics meta term for any superhero whose main super power is super speed.  DC’s The Flash is … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: the moon with the sun and the stars

If the Man in the Moon was a dapper dad in a black suit, and the Sun and the Stars were his kids and the dog … I guess it would look something like this.  I know that drawing is … Continue reading

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pen week part two– the scritchy scratchy pen

Pen Week returns after a brief delay. The scritchy scratchy pen is the collective term for a succession of fountain pens with extra fine (EF) steel nibs that do the most of the small linework around here.  Many people use … Continue reading

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pen week part one: meatball mammoth and other stub pen drawings

The drawing of the day project is well into its tenth year, so let’s celebrate with a Pen Week, a week of drawings from the most recent drawing of the day sketchbook that feature automatic drawings, with no pencil underdrawing, … Continue reading

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happy new year …(i hope)

Sorry this isn’t a more positive greeting to 2018, but it’s the best I could manage. But at least this little brushwork guy looks vaguely hopeful. The suggestion of background represents snow and deep cold, the round face could be … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: glorious ice newt

Behold my glorious ice newt!  I have to agree, lady– that’s quite an ice newt you have there.  What better way to welcome winter than with that most majestic of arctic amphibians? Not much in the way of notes but … Continue reading

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