Category Archives: tools

What’s in my travel sketch kit just now?

What’s in your sketch kit? Here’s mine. Continue reading

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Hakone Gardens

Hakone Gardens, Saratoga. Continue reading

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Three Tools

Three tools I love, two I’ve used for a long time and one that’s new… Continue reading

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A tool I love: The Pentel Pocket Brushpen

Sketching with a favorite tool: the Pentel Pocket Brushpen Continue reading

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Color Obsessions

My current color obsession, if you haven’t noticed 🙂 Continue reading

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Sketching a Teashop in Myanmar

A few days ago, I posted about doing a Sketching PlayLab livestream with Paul Wang, where we chatted and sketched from a photo. Here are some images from that session. The top of this image is the photo reference we … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Kit?

Supplies, supplies, supplies… Continue reading

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Posca Markers Gas Station

An urban cacophony, captured with markers. Continue reading

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Wax Crayon and Oil Pastels

I grew up using wax crayons and oil pastels a lot, so going back to them makes me paint and mess around like a child, and that’s always a good thing. Continue reading

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Scratching the Surface

Some days I draw just for the joy of mark-making, to pull a mark across paper, to feel the drag, the resistance, the imperfection of the line. Drawing with less familiar tools is a little frustrating: they don’t work like I think they will, they don’t hold ink, they bend and snap… But it also makes me really aware of the marks I make. Continue reading

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