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The Sketchpack Project 2020, 1-8

I am again participating in the Sketchpack Project this year. I chose a theme of “Emotional Body.” Why Emotional Body? Because the mind-heart connection is important to physical health, and certainly ours in the USA, and also the world, is … Continue reading

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Wrap-up of One Week 100 People 2020

I sketched about thirty people this week. Amazing because I had one of the worst weeks ever in our business. Despite that, I achieved my goals for the challenge and actually had FUN sketching PEEPS!  YaY! Goals were: better likenesses; … Continue reading

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One Week 100 People Troublemaker Ink Makers

I fell in love with the image of the two men who created Troublemaker Inks. Image courtesy of http://www.pennoob.com. As I said, I am really enjoying slowing down and being interested in the outcome of the people I am drawing, … Continue reading

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Goals for 1 Week 100 People 2020

My first year I hated it and said screw this challenge after one or  two days. Last year (third year) I really pushed to do 100 people. I didn’t enjoy it because I hated the push to speed… But I … Continue reading

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Inktober 2019, the Aftermath!

Here are the rest of the stars from my Hahnemühle ZigZag Accordian Journal!! Lamy Al-Star with Pilot’s beautiful Asa-Gao…. Jinhao 750 with Goulet 1.1 stub nib and Robert Oster’s changling Grey Seas ink. TWSBI Eco 1.1 with Robert Oster Midnight … Continue reading

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Inktober 2019, 31

I adore INKTOBER, and so it technically ends… but I have the rest of the Hahnemühle ZigZag Accordian Journal to finish!! Robert Oster lovely Blue Denin ink in my birthday turquoise Diplomat Aero! **INK case you missed it, this year, … Continue reading

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Inktober 2019, 30

I adore INKTOBER! A perfect beautiful grey-blue ink, Papier Plume‘s “the Blues” which I won — it is a special edition ink! In a Knox pen from Birmingham… which may not be available anymore. **INK case you missed it, this … Continue reading

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Inktober 2019, 29

I adore INKTOBER! A perfect blue, Monteverde Horizone Blue ink in my most lovely Pilot 3776 with a music nib! **INK case you missed it, this year, I am taking on a class on illustration, and that class is requiring … Continue reading

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Inktober 2019, 28

I adore INKTOBER! A perfect blue, Monteverde Sapphire ink in a Moonman Wancai. **INK case you missed it, this year, I am taking on a class on illustration, and that class is requiring a commitment for two months. I’m excited … Continue reading

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Inktober 2019, 27

I adore INKTOBER! A gift, this is  almost a purple, but then the blue wins out! Lamy Vista with Akkerman Nassaus Blauw 7 ink. BTW, as Halloweeeeen is around the corner, here is a myth-buster. **INK case you missed it, … Continue reading

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Inktober 2019, 26: Happy Happy Birthday Baby!

Happy Happy Birthday to my Loverman! Mitchell is brighter than all the stars in the sky! I adore INKTOBER! Mitchell and I both love this ink — we got it at the Pelikan Hub! Pelikan Star Ruby ink is gorgeous, … Continue reading

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Inktober 2019, 25

I adore INKTOBER! Birmingham Allegheny Observatory Celestial Blue ink is another great shading blue ink; here in a cheapy FPR Mufti. **INK case you missed it, this year, I am taking on a class on illustration, and that class is requiring … Continue reading

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Inktober 2019, 24

I adore INKTOBER! Robert Oster Thunderstorm ink is a workhorse for sketching because I love the way it shades! Always in my Lamy Vista. **INK case you missed it, this year, I am taking on a class on illustration, and … Continue reading

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Inktober 2019, 23

I adore INKTOBER! Maybe my all-time favorite blue ink, lovely shading: TWSBI Eco 1.1 with Robert Oster Australian Sky Blue. **INK case you missed it, this year, I am taking on a class on illustration, and that class is requiring … Continue reading

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Inktober 2019, 22

I adore INKTOBER! FPR Himalayan with the Ultraflex niv shows off Robert Oster Blue Sea ink. Robert Oster creates inks for people who love the ocean! **INK case you missed it, this year, I am taking on a class on … Continue reading

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Inktober 2019, 21

I adore INKTOBER! Pilot Metropolitan with Robert Oster Torquay ink was one of the first turquoise inks I bought…. Nobody does blues better than Robert Oster. **INK case you missed it, this year, I am taking on a class on … Continue reading

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Inktober 2019, 20

I adore INKTOBER! Moonman Wancai with special grind architect’s nib with Robert Oster Fire and Ice ink, turquoise with a fiery red sheen!  Look at that shading! **INK case you missed it, this year, I am taking on a class … Continue reading

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Inktober 2019, 19

I adore INKTOBER! I move to stars for my next Hahnemühle ZigZag Accordian Journal…. I tend to doodle stars in many forms! Lamy Al-Star with Diamine Havasu Turquoise ink. An oldy but a goody, hasn’t left this pen! **INK case … Continue reading

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