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Sketching at the Laundromat

I haven’t been doing much urban sketching or dream drawing lately, while I try to complete a couple of commissioned dog portraits (that are taking forever) and attend figure/portrait drawing sessions and do other life stuff. 73 more words

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Gouache Still Life Studies

These were gouache sketches from a couple of months ago that I’m just now getting around to posting. I’m still loving gouache but have been missing using it. 68 more words

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Portrait of Richard for Julia Kay's Portrait Party

I really tried to focus on two things with this portrait, getting the drawing right and keeping the gouache colors light (gouache dries darker). For once I managed to keep a tilted head tilted in my drawing–for some reason my brain always wants to make everything upright and symmetrical. 114 more words

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Yes! Here's Even More Random Stuff From My Sketchbooks!

Well, I’d originally planned to write a proper article for today. But, about halfway through writing it, I realised that it wasn’t really going anywhere and I couldn’t think of what to write next. 252 more words


Found Lipstick, Journal and My Pear in Gouache

Practicing gouache with found items. The lipstick with purple case I found on the street, the journal at the recycling center’s little “shop” where you leave things you don’t want and take things for free. 61 more words

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Susan's Sausage at Gaumenkitzel

When we met a Gaumentkitzel for sketch night I’d already had dinner so just ordered a decaf and sketched Susan’s dinner instead. I added gouache when I got home. 9 more words

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Painting with Gouache: Color Charts, Zorn Palette, Brush Tests

In trying to learn more about gouache I made a few color charts. I’m using mostly M. Graham gouache which I like much better than the Winsor & Newton and Schmincke I used before. 264 more words

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