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Category Archives: It Came From the Sketchbook
Ever since my wife picked up a cheap, wire-bound, scratch pad from a Target store for me as a Christmas gift, I now take cheap sketchbooks seriously. Throughout the years I may have bought every name brand of artist drawing … Continue reading
Erzsébet Báthory (1560-1614) was a real life Hungarian noblewoman and purported serial killer who may have engaged in vampiric activity. Her victims were female servants and minor noblewomen who had come to her for training and education. I’m not sure … Continue reading
I finished off a nice little sketchbook that Tony Visco picked up for me when he was in Florence a couple years ago.
I’ve been sitting on the sofa with a sketchbook in my lap trying out some of my new art materials and playing around with a few I forgot I had. I should be up at my desk in my studio, … Continue reading
This is my latest acquisition. It is a cake of water soluble graphite that I will be using in conjunction with standard graphite and other water soluble pencils. The results are like ink washes, and I’ve been having a blast … Continue reading
I recently received my first order from Jerry’s Artarama, and I have to admit that I ordered because the store’s name had “arama” in it’s title. I’m glad that I did. Their website is easy to use, and their prices … Continue reading
Tina snagged this 5.5 inch by 8.5 inch Canson XL Mixed Media sketchbook from a big box store to hopefully replace my beloved Sketchbook from Heaven. It wasn’t quite the replacement for that cheap but inexplicably magical doodle pad, but … Continue reading
When I sit on the couch and doodle in my sketchbooks, I like to have noise in the background. I usually find some episodic television show, old movie or trash that doesn’t require my strict attention. Trash is the … Continue reading
Just lately it seems that I’m hitting the old sketchbooks a lot harder than I have been, and I am having fun while I’m at it. Fortunately for me, this spate of activity is not tied to a single sketchbook … Continue reading
Another sketchbook laid to rest. This was a Canson XL Mixed Media sketch pad that I started back on Valentine’s Day in 2015 and finished up yesterday. I rotate through about half a dozen sketchbooks ignoring some while favoring others. … Continue reading
Usually while I am in work waiting for some process to finish or waiting for someone to come to a decision, I will scribble on whatever paper I have handy. Usually the results are trash, but sometimes I’ll get carried … Continue reading
Doodling on a trash scratch pad in work.
A doodle I recently uncovered which I probably did back when I was in grade school in the early 1970s. The live action Batman TV series was probably on an endless cycle of reruns at the time guaranteeing that much … Continue reading
A drawing I recently found in a crumbling folder filled with old grade school homework. I have no idea what the context was or why I drew it. I was probably 7 or 8 years old at the time.