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Not Quite Heaven

I thought I was being quite clever when I came up with the idea for replacing my favorite but sadly exhausted Sketchbook from Heaven. My idea was to get a larger sketchbook and chop it in half so it more … Continue reading

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The Way It Was

This terrific map is from the 1982-83 Philadelphia College of Art catalog which I uncovered amid my clutter and marveled at the terrifically clean graphic design done well before anybody had heard of Illustrator, Freehand or CorelDraw. This was all … Continue reading

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The Details – Upper Darby

Having basked in comic books and old movies my whole life, architectural details were what cities were supposed to be about. On a morning like the one above, the ornamentation would catch the light and look glorious. These details also … Continue reading

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UP on the Roof

We have recently told you of the work on the Civil War-era train shed at Broad and Carpenter Streets in South Philadelphia. Work continues as roofers scrape away the 20th Century modifications revealing what the building once was in the … Continue reading

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Descent

Beating up a boring photo with GIMP and Affinity Photo.

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Going…going…

The Sketchbook from Heaven is fading fast. I only have a couple of blank pages left as of this writing. I’ll soon be moving on to the sketchbook I cleaved in two in order to approximate the aspect ratio of … Continue reading

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Swing and a Miss

Here is another doodle with Derwent Dark Wash pencils. This one was done in a Canson XL Mix Media pad which I will be using regularly just as soon as the Sketchbook from Heaven is exhausted which I’m sad to … Continue reading

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South Philly Varmint

When Joe calls me after he’s left for work, it means one of two things – he’s forgot something or he’s seen something crazy on his way to work. Such was the case yesterday morning when he spotted this fellow … Continue reading

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There are those who believe…

Lately, I’ve been watching trash and sketching, and I certainly watched some trash while completing the doodles in today’s post, but nothing really stood out as worth mentioning. There may have been something completely ignorable like Law & Order episodes … Continue reading

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Flash in the Pan

More sketching and watching trash. This time thanks to the fantastic Plex App on my Roku box I am catching up on episodes of The Flash. I mainly thought of Plex as a means of streaming one’s own media, but … Continue reading

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Sketching and Watching Trash

Friends ask me if I’ve seen the latest episode of such-and-such or gorged myself upon the latest streaming series. They’re usually terrified or at least concerned for my well being when I admit to the crap that I actually pipe … Continue reading

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Which One is Pink?

This post is sort of an addendum to my earlier post. It’s the digital cherry on my analog sundae.

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Rumble in the Record Store

Yeah, I’m back again with another doodle in the cheap sketchbook. What can I say? This torch that I found cannot be drowned. It seems that I haven’t enjoyed doodling this much since I was about five years old. Back … Continue reading

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Atomic Warrior V Pink Zeppelin

More fun with Derwent’s water soluble pencils and the Sketchbook from Heaven.

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