Category Archives: graphite

Tools: Hahnemühle Grey Journal

In the spirit of my new forays into working with inks, pencils, and Neocolor II watercolor crayons, I was delighted to be given Hahnemühle’s new THE GREY BOOK. The architect in me loves the wood-patterned dark grey cover.  The name … Continue reading

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#OneWeek100People2017

That’s a winner…  Mitchell! Okay I thought I’d do the 100-faces-in-a-week.  I’m not terrible with faces, I just am not too interested in drawing them.  So here is one day of that, and no more. Can’t do challenges just because … Continue reading

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Inktober, Week Two

Again, mostly I feel like I am cheating because I use ink for under-drawings all the time. Under-drawing for watercolor, our soapstone Quan Yin. I am going to ink her or watercolor her . . .  stay tuned! We own … Continue reading

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My Secret Journal: Five, NW Neighborhood

(Note:  I am writing a journal that I don’t want to show before it is published in full.   I realized I can simply share some of the images without the writing;  These are a few blank pages that will … Continue reading

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VSW: Volterra, Italy, A Bit Further!

My virtual sketchwalk through the ancient town of Volterra, Italy began HERE. . . This virtual walk was a group walk with sketching friends from around the world! There were a couple of routes suggested, and I sketched the one … Continue reading

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USk: Slabtown New Seasons Opening!

We are so happy to have New Seasons blocks from our studio! No more driving all around for groceries!  YAY! We went opening day before we opened the studio. Mostly they were setting up and greeting their new customers, and … Continue reading

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VSW (Short for Virtual Sketch Walk): Amsterdam

A virtual sketch walk is one in which you never leave your chair.  The opposite of urban sketchers, which is all about sketching your environment from real life, as a virtual sketcher you are sketching from your own, another person’s … Continue reading

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