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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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handprint turkey 2017

Ten Things To Do After You Put the Turkey In the Oven on Thanksgiving Day: 1) Sharpen all the knives.  Not just the carving knives, but the little knives and the choppers as well.  You have the sharpening gear out … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: a classic character and adding text to an image

OK.  This started out as an ordinary “best of the drawing of the day” post, with an image I chose from an earlier sketchbook while I was looking for something else.  I was going to scan the drawing, straighten it so … Continue reading

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new fountain pen

I recently added this TWSBI Eco (turquoise, with a 1.1 stub nib) to my collection.  It joins a lime green B nib and two black ones with EF nibs, which have pretty much replaced my old Rotrings as the scritchy-scratchy … Continue reading

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