Category Archives: Studio

Procreate Workshop

About a year ago I bought the new (cheaper) iPad 2018 and Apple Pencil. This gave me the option to use Procreate for sketching. My very old iPad couldn’t even load that app. However, there were so many options and … Continue reading

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Monday at the Mothership

I’m catching up on posting sketches… Sunday, January 6th I went to Jodi Steele’s Social Watercolor at Daniel Smith, Seattle, which I call “the mothership”. Sadly, after February, it’s going to be the only ship.   The Bellevue/Redmond store is closing.  … Continue reading

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Holiday window

It’s chilly and raining outside so I’m sketching from my own photos.  I’ve selected a few from the Germany trip.  This is a window on a narrow street in Nuremberg that led to our hotel. It’s on a larger sheet … Continue reading

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Inktober 2018 Week 4

Week 4    23-28 October I’m behind in posting only because we were in Portland, OR over the weekend and I have almost 400 photos to edit plus several sketches to scan and edit.  I am a day ahead with … Continue reading

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It begins

Inktober 2018 has begun!    I started by sketching some of my kit. Stillman & Birn Alpha softcover sketchbook;  various pens.   Platinum Preppy Medium with Platinum Carbon Black ink. I’ve been watching and re-watching tutorials on ink hatching.  What puzzled me … Continue reading

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More KHS dog sketches

Five more sketches of adoptable dogs from the Kitsap Humane Society’s Instagram images (used with permission). They all go in an envelope to send as a batch as I donate all the originals to them to use as they see … Continue reading

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Pier 66 and more

We anticipated lots of sun and heat for the Urban Sketchers Seattle outing to Pier 66. It was also Hemp Fest * .  A 2000 passenger cruise ship was boarding so the area was very crowded with tourists pulling suitcases. … Continue reading

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Journaling Workshop

Nearly a year ago I registered and paid for this Illustrated Journaling workshop with Brenda Swenson. I like and admire her work so very much, especially her journal pages. She finally arrived at the mothership this week! That means the … Continue reading

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Stylized botanicals

Stylized botanicals was the subject of today’s Mixed Media Play Day at Daniel Smith. Janice Berkebile supplied “live” models (plants) for us to draw and suggested exercises in different techniques. As she usually does, she generously let us try her … Continue reading

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Practicing Textures

I’ve had this book for years but haven’t done much with it.   “Creating Textures in Pen and Ink with Watercolor” by Claudia Nice. It’s been so rainy that I decided this is a good time to start going through it.  … Continue reading

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