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I found this unusual advertisement for artist pencils in a 1976 issue of American Artist. Ads nowadays usually push whimsy to would-be artists — never pathos.
Decades ago, I had picked up my first Blackwing 602 pencil and loved the feel of the pencil and its rich black lead. It was made by the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company and was enjoyed as the weapon of choice … Continue reading
No doodle today, but I am presenting the tool with which I doodle. This as a well-worn but perfectly functioning Venus mechanical pencil or lead holder that is used with 2mm leads. I put Mitsubishi read leads in it and … Continue reading
…fight like hell!
I’m not yet ready to declare the juvenile sketchbook I wrote about recently as the NEW Sketchbook from Heaven, but I do usually keep it close at hand, and I am busily filling its cheap pages with scribbles. It may … Continue reading
A while back, I had the bold notion of trying to replicate my beloved Sketchbook from Heaven by cleaving a larger pad of paper in two. It was a great idea, and if it worked, I would have bought several … Continue reading