Category Archives: sketchbook

USk: Trip to Lacey Washington

Trip across the big wide Columbia to make a presentation in Lacey, Washington.  Labor day the bridge was very slow due to  traffic; this meant I could draw while Mitchell drove.  Robert Oster’s Motor Oil ink is becoming a go-to … Continue reading

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Chinese Lion Guards

We get such interesting projects in the studio. These pocket-sized Chinese Lion Guards were beautiful after treatment. I drew her in De Atramentis Document Brown ink. After grisaille work in Lexington Grey ink, I began layering watercolors. Posting images taken … Continue reading

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I Lost the Centre for Transformative Work Design Competition

*entry not enter (end of video)… no way was i doing this a third time with yaman driving me crazy!* I don’t enter many competitions, but the Sketching Work competition for the Centre for Transformative Work Design out of Perth … Continue reading

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How-To: Simple Folded Journals

There are good online tutorials on fancy precise folded journals, with hard covers at each end and measured numbers. I can do THAT… BUT it takes a long time to be precise, and the journal becomes quite precious! I want … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle DS Art Journal: Last Look Back

I finished my Hahnemühle D & S Sketchbook and am well into my new Nostalgie journal; this is a rambling last look back, at the things I had no time to post that I can share. Sometimes I can’t share, … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle: Cézanne, Harmony, and Expression Papers with Watercolor

In Part 1 I tested inks on the papers, creating a simple journal; now I added watercolors to each Hahnemühle paper: Harmony, Cézanne, and Expression. Let me cut to the chase.  I am probably going to buy these papers in … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Review of Cézanne, Harmony, and Expression Papers, 1, Ink

I use a journal MOST of the time, mostly because right now I am still working full time. But I have lovely watercolor blocks from Hahnemühle, and they were bought or given to me (full disclosure) to review.  I finally … Continue reading

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