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Category Archives: It Came From the Sketchbook
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.
A cartoon I did back when I was around 7 or 8 years old. It was probably drawn while I was splayed out on the floor in front of the television watching Wee Willie Webber. I found it in a … Continue reading
Playing with Procreate on an iPad