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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Midnight Sapphire

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

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Charcoal

I love sketching with soluble grey inks, and touching them with a waterbrush to move the inky colors in interesting directions.  Greys are rarely neutral, leaning toward warm or cool.  Robert Oster Charcoal is one of five favorite greys, leaning … Continue reading

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Tennessee Williams

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

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Fire Engine Red

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

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AAA Los Angeles

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

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Melon Tea

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

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Crescent Moon

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

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Inky Thots: Krishna Ghat Green

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

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Ghat Green Tea Squirrel

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

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Pilot Iroshizuku Bottles

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

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VSW: Paris Street

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

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VSW: Centre Georges Pompidou

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

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Doe Library Palm

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

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1 Week 100 People: 35-52

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

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1 Week 100 People: 19-34

Peeps 19-34; 16 people and I am already behind… More I draw the behinder I get *sigh* I hate challenges. Above I had a hair-brained notion to draw the same face several ways. *hahahahaaaaa* Well let me tell you if … Continue reading

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