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Jane Addams

Sketchbook Skoolyard has a weekly “Draw This” challenge. Each week in March we get to know an important female figure who left a lasting impression on culture and society or continues to do so today. “This week the subject is … Continue reading

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Electra for Connections

Yesterday and today I presented, over Zoom, another “Draw Along” for the Museum of Flight’s Connections program, which is for young people 5-18. There were a total of about 30 in attendance, in the range of 6-17 and 3 parents … Continue reading

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Nuremberg in pencil

I’m continuing to explore the use of water soluble pencil. This is a bridge in Nuremberg from my own photo taken during a trip in December 2018. I added just a little watercolor wash over top.

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I’m continuing to have fun with my single Cretacolor aquarell graphite pencil and a water brush. I’d saved this image from the “Birds in Shoes” FB group. It’s mostly the art of JimsBirds (he’s in Snohomish, WA). I took the … Continue reading

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Another rabbit hole

This weekend I suddenly got interested in water soluble graphite. It comes in the form of pencils (aquarell graphite), sticks, or blocks. First it was a demo on Etchr Labs’ YouTube channel by Marek Badzynski. Here. Then Sunday’s edition of … Continue reading

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Screen people

Here’s another page of people from screens.  Two are from photos.  Two are sketched “live” while on video conference.   (9×12 mixed media Bee Super Deluxe sketchbook, ballpoint pen or pencil). I attended the 3.5 hour Sketchbook Skool workshop with France … Continue reading

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Long drive

We left about 0830 to drive out to Port Townsend in order to see Himself’s visiting relative. It was a 2 hour drive, some of it in pouring rain. I had time to draw the scene from the passenger seat … Continue reading

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I only attend the North West Watercolor Society (NWWS) meeting when it’s held at Daniel Smith Seattle store (the mothership). That’s about every other month. The other location is just too difficult up 405 at rush hour! After the business … Continue reading

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Today’s theme is “coffee”. While waiting for a shop to open in my suburb, I stopped in at a new-ish local coffee shop, Boon Boona.  It’s East African.   I was glad to see it so full on a weekday morning. … Continue reading

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SAM again

As it often does, my journey into Seattle began at the light rail station.  This was barely a 5 minute sketch of a bicyclist waiting with his ride for his ride. Stilman and Birn pocket Alpha. The Urban Sketchers Seattle … Continue reading

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