Author Archives: Joe_Williams

The Sketchbook from Heaven

In the past I have written about sketchbooks I have bought that seemed like a good idea at the point of purchase but failed miserably when put into practice. Either the sketchbooks looked handsome on the shelf and proved unwieldy … Continue reading

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Derwent Dark Wash Pencil on Cheap Sketchbook

Lately, I’ve been curling up on the couch, partially watching television and doodling in a cheap sketchbook with Derwent Dark Wash Pencils and some of the other booty I ordered from JetPens. It’s hardly an optimal drawing arrangement — the … Continue reading

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Intercepted Valentine

Above is this year’s Valentine to the Missus. I didn’t have a firm idea, but just went where my pencils and pens took me. I think I need help. Scanned ink drawing colored in Affinity Photo.

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Return of the Atomic Warrior

An old friend returned for a visit via the pages of a cheap sketchbook (which I will review once I finish it off.) I was playing with a water soluble Derwent Dark Wash pencil which I bought a while back … Continue reading

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Celebrity Bowling

In my attempt to chart the uncharted wilds of the Roku box, I believe I have uncovered my absolute favorite, oddball, third-party, free channel!

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Another Spent Sketchbook and Something Learned

This was one of those Strathmore 400 Series Sketchbooks with the wire binding that I prefer. It laid flat; was easy to draw in and was a pleasure to sketch in. It measures 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches making it … Continue reading

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Shopping Spree

For the people who know me, this is going to sound crazy, but I miss working in art supply stores.

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A Long Time Ago About 4 Hours Away…

This is another of The Photo Elective series of photographs that Tina, I and every other illustration major attending The Philadelphia College of Art were required to shoot, process and print. My guess is that the notion of the class … Continue reading

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Pigeons at Palumbo

The Academy @ Palumbo • 1100 Catharine Street, Philadelphia PA

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Over It Already?

I spotted this yesterday, the day after Christmas, on Washington Avenue. Apparently, these folks have had enough of the Yuletide season and couldn’t wait to de-decorate. Couldn’t hold off ’til New Years?

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Christmas 2016

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Truck Mascot

While this may not count as a true Truck Mascot being that the vehicle is not a truck but a school bus, I feel it’s close enough. It is mostly a big International truck adapted to haul kids off to … Continue reading

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Fall on South Broad Street

A beautiful autumnal scene on an otherwise unspectacular section of Philadelphia’s main drag.

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The Pumpkin of Dorian Gray

Some people have trouble letting go. Spotted on South Broad Street in South Philadelphia.

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