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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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One Week 100 People: Day 4

Day 3, and I think I’m at about 70 people. Continue reading

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One Week 100 People: Day 3

Day 3, and I think I’m at about 70 people. Continue reading

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Friday Catchup

It’s been a rare not a single sketch this week¬†kinda week. So here’s some catchup posting of stuff from last week. This house on Reed and 7th street, in downtown San Jose: I’ve been wanting to draw it for a … Continue reading

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Coffee Shop Sketches to wrap up the year

‘Tis the season for drawing in coffee shops. Because I’m a cold wimp. So come 60-ish degree weather (yes that’s cold) I’m headed indoors. Drawing in coffee shops is a great way to start at people drawing, if you find … Continue reading

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