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Lojong 48: Train Without Bias

I’ve studied through the slogans a dozen times in my life; these are my musings on the slogan currently, what comes up on the day that I am posting the slogan, not a formal interpretation. For that reason they are … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Project, FEAR

This year I participated in the Sketchbook Project out of Brooklyn. The idea of being part of hundreds of artists and writers creating books on the topic of Fear or Hope at this time in our country’s history was a … Continue reading

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Tools: Grey Inks for Grisaille

“Grisaille (/ɡrᵻˈzaɪ/ or /ɡrᵻˈzeɪl/; French: gris [ɡʁizaj] ‘grey’) is a term for a painting executed entirely in shades of grey or of another neutral greyish colour… A grisaille may be executed for its own sake, [or] as underpainting … working … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project: Week 4

Shunyata… Buddha. Sacred tobacco roll and broken Buddha head (we set his head on our altar — he was a garden Buddha who disintegrated!) Jai Jai Ganapati (crazy or annoyed??? WILD EYED!) Mei Fa Buddha Style! Annoyed Cat Buddha! Just … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project: Week 3

Aaack.  Behind. I hate it when that happens. Heart Sutra Vietnamese Buddha + Scarab Moon Transformation Primordial Sound Japanese Paper Heart Ganesha ABOUT SKETCHPACK PROJECT: The project began in 2011 to get folks to draw daily. The sketchpack is a … Continue reading

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Middle of the Night Sketch Kit

The last drawing in this sketchbook… Pentalic Aqua Journal, with a Pentalic 2B woodless pencil and Noodler’s pen with De Atramentis Tobacco ink.  Waterbrush.           ©D. Katie Powell. My images/blog posts may be reposted; please link back  to dkatiepowellart.

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Sketchpack Project: Week 2

Week Two, no time to think, so busy, loving the simplicity of pencil, pen, ink, waterbrush. in memory of my baby brother on what would be his birthday… Halfway through, fast sketching, loosing inhibitions! ABOUT SKETCHPACK PROJECT: The project began … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project: Week 1

This year’s theme:  The Hazy Moon of Enlightenment This sketchpack is going ot be all drawings.  I almost passed on Di’s challenge but I had a good time last year!  Making it simple, and all about the line — and … Continue reading

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Waterbrush Critique

All waterbrushes have their problems, but we love them anyway, because they let us travel lightly without carrying a mess of dirty water, and frankly, they are pretty inexpensive.  I want to talk about three that I use most often. … Continue reading

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Process: My first Brush Pen Sketches, No Pencil!

Today I created my first brush drawing, wonky, clean and lovely. Five minutes, done, no attempt to brush over, single strokes. Very exciting for me, so I had to share. This one is in my lojong journal.  By the time … Continue reading

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Process: Loading my waterbrushes . . .

I am doing accounting work this week (argh) but spent time yesterday loading my extra waterbrushes with liquid watercolor.  I had some Luma colors that I have never really used much, and some colors I loaded right out of the … Continue reading

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75 Day Challenge: Gads what day??? 41!

Brenda Swenson has a drawing challenge to draw every day for 75 days. We are supposed to use a black or blue pen, but I know I will not do that one. Still, I play along because challenges are fun … Continue reading

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