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A bonfire on my desk

It’s been raining since Thursday… the solar panels are starving and I haven’t been able to use my laptop, for fear of draining my batteries beyond recovery. 262 more words

Stuff I've Made

Weekly Update 1/15/18 | "Sidelines" Comic Creation Process - Setbacks, Successes, and Surprises!

So I’m in the beginning of the Starting-To-Panic Point: the moment at which the number of days before my deadline approaches the number of pages I need to do BY that deadline. 513 more words

Art Thoughts

Scratching and scribbling

The afternoon raced away as I practiced the looping and curving letters of an online calligraphy course. I went through two Gillot 303 nibs doing these…they’re incredibly sharp, flexible and  painfully fragile; if the split point catches on the cotton paper, it bends out of shape and you have to throw it away. 40 more words

Stuff I've Made

Lettering tools I used as a beginner.

A few of you have asked me about what tools I used when I started lettering as a beginner, and I decided to elaborate–maybe a little too much! 764 more words


Dia De Los Inktober

As students are finishing up their coloring book pages, since we are in Inktober now it only seems fitting to continue the pin and ink drawings. 90 more words


Pen History: The Ages of The Pen

I want to start to add some history topics to the blog now that I’ve got some of the basics down. For my first topic I’m going to lay out a general scheme I have for dividing up the history of the steel pen, specifically from an American perspective as that is my focus. 782 more words


Having time to play with art supplies....

Last night I tried out some of the Strathmore 400-Series Mixed Media paper I bought, recently.  I was, in part, just intending to see what the new aquarelles (Supracolors, see… 2,007 more words