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Nighttime has been a wholly different time with my not sketching much. A friend has just had their first baby, a sweet little girl that may be a teenager before I get to meet her… I know that babies get … Continue reading
I love sketching with moody inks, touching them with a waterbrush to move the inky colors in interesting directions. Robert Oster Sydney Lavender came to me during my new love of purples, which stemmed from the interesting greys I was … Continue reading
Robert Oster Midnight Sapphire might need to be renamed Blueberry, though it is a moody deep blue-purple perfect for skies! My blueberries ere built of of layers of darker color and a little linework at the end while the paper … Continue reading
A couple of Tennessee Williams quotes hit me in the heart and I decided to do a sketch of Tennessee Williams. *gasp… the 100 peeps in 1 week got to me* “Try to matter. Try to care and never be … Continue reading
A couple of years ago I went on a hunt for a perfect red. Being a primary color, a “perfect red” needs to be neither leaning yellow-orange, nor to purple-blue… it needs to be that lovely middle color! My favorite … Continue reading
AAA Los Angeles was always one of my favorite buildings. It was drawn with a FPR Himalayan with an ultra-flex nib in a smooth Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook with Robert Oster Graphite ink. I had lots of help smearing this from … Continue reading
I LOVE complex colors — Inks (or watercolors) that are just a little unpredictable in that they change and do their own thing when touched by water! Some all it shading, but it rarely happens except in wide nibbed pens. … Continue reading
Fast ink sketch of Rosh Chodesh, the first night we saw the crescent moon. All those colors came out of Robert Oster Thunderstorm ink! I am still finding the ink to have a life of it’s own… so the idea … Continue reading
This is my third Krishna ink: my first two were Krishna colors (the Indian God of Love and Compassion), which is appropriate for the name of the ink! *I will review them later!* Krishna Green Ghat ink is my favorite … Continue reading
A FPR mufti pen with an ultraflex nib drew my squirrely friend (a tea infuser — shouldn’t everything be this delightful?) in Krishna Green Ghat ink; a waterbrush touched the lines selectively and added color from the nib. I was … Continue reading
Pilot Iroshizuku are the most beautiful bottles of any ink I’ve seen… Not as inventive as Akkerman, but stunning… Think Tiffany! To see the ink sloshing in them is exciting! And btw, the inks are beautiful. But more on that … Continue reading
Paris walk in Virtual Sketchwalk… this image from Joyce Harbin Cole. As I remember Paris, colorful and crowded in an intimate way. Ink painting… I am loving using inks in my sketchbook! Quick, not thinking too much, middle-of-the-night. To hear … Continue reading
Paris walk in Virtual Sketchwalk… this image from Joyce Harbin Cole. I saw the Centre Pompidou just after it opened. Parisians were protesting the building, calling it ugly, but also protesting that they had moved many small museums into this … Continue reading
We did some work for UC Berkeley. The Doe Library is one of the most beautiful spaces I’ve seen, and there is a window with the palm through it and it is just like this. Last week was our anniversary … Continue reading
I count it when I do it twice… Sometimes the proportions are just too far off. Gotta work on my sexy eyelashes. This Sktchy model can look very sexy and very nerdy — She is fun to sketch! I landed … Continue reading