Category Archives: san jose

Brown Ink

A switchup I made recently:  I filled one of my pens with Brown DeAtramentis Document Ink. When I used the ink, though, it looks a wee bit lighter and more burnt sienna-ish than the web sample shows. So I added … Continue reading

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Colored Pencils

Ordinary Things are beautiful to draw because they change every time you draw them. Continue reading

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Ordinary Things

Ordinary Things are beautiful to draw because they change every time you draw them. Continue reading

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San Jose’s Pig Lights Up!

San Jose’s Pig Lights Up! And, Sharkie draws a selfie. Continue reading

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Everyday Summer Sketches

Everyday sketches from the summer. Boba Tea is a family favorite. I think I discovered a new one I like: Panda Boba, milk tea with a mix of black and white boba. Are you more likely to tip if Yoda … Continue reading

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A day in paradise at Maison du Lac

A day in paradise at Maison du Lac, Santa Cruz Continue reading

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On keeping it non-precious. And drawing people.

People are my go-to subject for quick little sketches. They’re the little thread of continuity that keeps my sketching and observation practice going in the leanest of times. And like all observational drawing, each sketch done makes it easier to see, simplify and capture from life the next time I draw. Continue reading

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