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Gasp…BLAM!!!

Doodling in a small, store brand sketchbook that I bought from Dick Blick when it was on sale a couple years ago. I forgot I had this one, but I recently uncovered it in the studio and figured waste not, … Continue reading

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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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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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Holiday Fatigue

Somewhere at the end of the ’80s I started dating a girl just after the holidays. I sketched out this little cartoon combining Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter for her as a gag greeting card.

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Scarf Boy

A while back the site Stuff White People Like did one of their many lists of objects and activities particular to Caucasians, and one of them was women wearing scarves as a year ’round fashion accessory. I chuckled because I … Continue reading

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Giant Monsters at the Y

More aimless sketching at the YMCA. My son and I recently saw the big budget, American remake/reboot of the Japanese kaiju classic, and I guess the big G was floating around my brain and out through the end of my … Continue reading

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It’s FUN to Draw at the Y.M.C.A.

My son is a water-bug and always has been so we eventually signed him up at the local YMCA and got him squared away with swimming lessons which he took to like…a…fish to water (nice simile, Hemingway!) Our boy goes … Continue reading

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Son of Sketchbook From Hell

I was up tending to my long neglected third floor studio trying to cut a path through the clutter so I could get some work done when I uncovered another forgotten, hardbound sketchbook on a shelf in a closet. At … Continue reading

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Another One Bites the Dust

After finally putting the Sketchbook from Hell to rest by feverishly sketching in it on my commute, I set my sights on another sketchbook that was begging to be finished off.

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Killing the Sketchbook from Hell

A sketch I did with my favorite indigo blue pencil while sitting at the Ridgeway pool in South Philadelphia this summer. This was the first satisfying sketch I did in the dreaded Sketchbook from Hell!

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