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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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The week I didn’t sketch

It’s Friday evening and I feel like I haven’t really sketched all week, so I go look at my Instagram stream where I post stuff as I make it and it looks like I have sketched, it’s just that it’s … Continue reading

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One Week 100 People: Day 5 and more (plus some insights)

Day 5. Reflections and learning from the challenge. Continue reading

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