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Keeping at it through the holidays

Keeping at sketching through December… Continue reading

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Why do you Journal?

Giving the question” Why do I Journal?” some thought helped me lay some ground rules and goals for my journaling practice. #sketchjournal #journal #usk #urbansketch #historysanjose #coffee #messyjournal Continue reading

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How to sketch in 5 minutes

Have I mentioned I love sketching people? People are walking, breathing, texting stories, and I love drawing them. The trouble is you never know when they will get up and go.  So this is how I work when I don’t … Continue reading

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That Transition Page. And, I’d Love Some Advice.

Do you have tips and advice to help me build a daily sketching practice? I’d love to hear from you! Continue reading

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Where’s the line?

I’ll be doing a lot of direct watercolor posts this month. But that’s just in addition to what I usually do, not instead of it. Here are a bunch of random sketches from the last few days in my sketchbook. … Continue reading

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Direct Watercolor, Day 1

When ‘direct watercolor’ isn’t your go-to painting strategy, and you’re taking the #30x30DirectWatercolor2018 challenge, you need some strategies to take the leap: Strategy #1: Pick a forgiving subject Continue reading

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Storytelling Sketches

I like to think of every sketch as a story. Not always a big one, with a grand plot and story arc. Stories can be quiet little everyday things tucked into bigger pieces.  Like this Saturday morning sketch at Social … Continue reading

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