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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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VSW: Matahorn, 1960

My first trip to Disneyland (I was five) I wanted to go on the overhead buckets and all the roller-coasters, including the Matahorn.  My mom would not go on any of them. In fact, no one in my family loves … Continue reading

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VSW: Cinderella’s Chariot

Magic!  Remember when you believed in magic! I did, then I didn’t — there were explanations for everything and it was all very scientific. Then, like the Buddhist saying, “Mountain, no mountain, mountain,” I found magic again… but that is … Continue reading

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VSW: Sleeping Beauty’s Castle

In our Virtual Sketchwalk group we are walking Disneyland — and many of the pics I found are from the Orange County archives from 1959. For me, Disneyland has many phases of memories. In grades 7-12 in So cal, if … 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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VSW: Sky View

A fantasy overview of conifers next to water… A quick and easy doodle of the trees, a jumble of different colored ink lines. Pentel Aquash waterbrush touching the lines lightly and not overdoing it, letting some white breathe through the … Continue reading

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VSW: Notre Dame, 2

I have NO time, and yet want to keep my hand in the game. I am really trying to do fast sketches… no pencil on this one I used a Lamy Al-Star with Robert Oster Graphite ink. I dropped in … Continue reading

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VSW: Notre Dame

Many peeps from Virtual Sketchwalk (Facebook group) are having a bit of a nutty right now. It has to do with a Paris walk, and wanting to try Notre Dame, and being a bit overwhelmed!  It is a complex building, … Continue reading

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VSW: Family

Well the challenge did shift my mind… I chose peeps to paint! All ink, sketched then hit with a waterbrush. These are always gambles… you can’t see the colors before you hit them with water — you have to try … Continue reading

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VSW: Bay Of Fires, Australia

Why do I always like them better cropped into squares!? One of the last images in my Hahnemühle Watercolour Journal… wobbly paper makes for a wobbly sky wash… cropped it is interesting, but larger looks like a bad wash!  Let’s … Continue reading

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VSW: Tazzie Skies

. I thought I might be ready to do my review but not quite! Ink painting from a photo (used with permission) from a wonderful photographer, JC Merriman. *note: not tasmania but sofala australia…* Ink is so not like watercolor … Continue reading

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VSW: Tasmanian Critters

The Tasmanian walk by Debi Taylor this month was glorious, and surprisingly, the critter caught my eye to sketch. I began with an Echidna , or Spiny Any Eater. Reminded me of our porcupines! I almost liked him better just … Continue reading

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VSW: Kythira, Greece, Two

Mmmm, beaches, a good thing to want to visit when you are in Portland in January! Beautiful photos from Demi Kalfa! Cheery flowers all by themselves…… Finished pages! Photos used with permission as reference are from Demi Kalfa!  Thank you! … Continue reading

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VSW: Kythira, Greece, One

This sketchwalk of Kythira, Greece is from beautiful photos from Demi Kalfa! The blues fill my heart and eyes and spirit… They take me home! I want to live right here… Photos used with permission as reference are from Demi … Continue reading

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VSW: Flamingos

Love me some Flamingos. Goes very well with that silly meme. If you want to join a virtual sketchwalk, all from pictures, come join us! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com … Continue reading

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