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A Long Drawn Out Journey, Folio 3

    This image gallery is Folio 3 of A Long Drawn Out Journey.
Most of the images were drawn within the last few years, and most of them are done using traditional media.
    Some of the images show a sequence of stages or steps in the creation of a finished work and you may find that progression entertaining. Or you may not.

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Bast Day 982 Daily Drawing Challenge reference photo this is Parker 45 M stub nib fountain pen with Parker Super Quink permanent black ink over a quick sketch in 8B Castells Jumbo 9000 graphite pencil on Pacon Art1st Marker Pad 9x12 paper, smudged after the inking with paper towel. this one was quite fun to draw. i bought the pen new late 60s or maybe as late as 70. lol. i really love it. the ink might be 15 or twenty years old. it's been a long strange trip.

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Bast Day 982 Daily Drawing Challenge reference photo this is Parker 45 M stub nib fountain pen with Parker Super Quink permanent black ink over a quick sketch in 8B Castells Jumbo 9000 graphite pencil on Pacon Art1st Marker Pad 9x12 paper, smudged after the inking with paper towel. this one was quite fun to draw. i bought the pen new late 60s or maybe as late as 70. lol. i really love it. the ink might be 15 or twenty years old. it's been a long strange trip.

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Bast Day 982 Daily Drawing Challenge reference photo this was a quick 15 minute sketch with 8B Castells Jumbo 9000 graphite pencil on Pacon Art1st Marker Pad 9x12. not the best capture of proportions but it is unmistakably un gato. this was fun to draw, think i will ink it.

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The Pugilist Day 983 Daily Drawing Challenge reference photo another bobster bedtime drawing. this is Parker Arrow F nib fountain pen with Parker Super Quink permanent black ink over an 8B Castells Jumbo 9000 graphite then all smudged with a piece of chamois, on 9x12 drawing paper, likely a sheet of Canson XL Recycled. lol. this one was kind of tough for me. ;-) but it was fun.

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Jim Ice (Jon Snow's long lost cousin ;-) ) Day 984 Daily Drawing Challenge reference photo this is inked with two Parker 45 fountain pens, a stub nib and a fine nib, using Parker Super Quink permanent black ink over an 8B Castells Jumbo 9000 graphite pencil sketch, all smudged with a piece of chamois on Pacon Art1st Marker Pad 9x12. he was fun to draw. thinking whether or not to color this.

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Jim Ice (pencil) Day 984 Daily Drawing Challenge reference photo this is the pencils result of a number of iterations of gestures, progressively putting in more details. all 8B Castells Jumbo 9000 graphite pencil on Pacon Art1st Marker Pad 9x12. trying to get this gesture deal worked out, i am thinking it might yield more consistent results than my usual "just draw it" approach. he was fun to get to this point. next is inking. i will post two earlier iterations, the first and an intermediate gesture, later.

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Sister Rosetta Day 985 Daily Drawing Challenge reference photo this is an 8B Castells Jumbo 9000 graphite pencil parking lot sketch inked with a Parker 45 Stub nib suing Parker Super Quink permanent black ink then smudged with chamois on Pacon Art1st Marker Pad 9x12. she was fun to draw although i didn't "nail it" with my effort. i might color this later, maybe give her a purple and black outfit, not just the black in the reference.

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Jeanne Moreau [ink] Day 986 Daily Drawing Challenge reference photo scan of a bedtime sketch in 2B 0.5mm mech pencil on Pacon Art1st Marker Pad 12x9, inked today with a Parker 45 stub nib and a Parker Arrow F nib fountain pens and Parker Super Quink permanent black ink, some shading with 8B Castells Jumbo 9000 graphite pencil, all smudged with a piece of chamois. she was quite fun to draw though i am not super pleased with my results. more practice i need. ;-)

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Jean Moreau Day 986 Daily Drawing Challenge reference photo scan of a bedtime sketch in 2B 0.5mm mech pencil on Pacon Art1st Marker Pad 12x9. I draw these, at least the vast majority, using a laser print of the reference photo so they are high contrast, and for example here on this reference photo you cannot tell there is a driver in the car; that entire area is saturated black. Laser printers are miserable at printing photos, even b+w photos. But she was a lot of fun to draw! Likely ink this.?

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day 987 colored
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Alfred Hitchcock [v2 ink] Day 988 daily drawing challenge reference photo this is a 2B 0.5mm mech pencil on Pacon Art1st Marker Pad 9x12 midnight sketch inked with a Parker 45 F nib fountain pen using Parker Super Quink permanent black ink. i wasn't super pleased with my earlier effort, so i redrew him here as a more cropped portrait. he was a lot of fun to draw, certainly an iconic figure.

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Alfred Hitchcock [v2] Day 988 daily drawing challenge reference photo this is 2B 0.5mm mech pencil on Pacon Art1st Marker Pad 9x12. i wasn't super pleased with my earlier effort, so i redrew him as a more cropped portrait. figure i will ink this one. he was a lot of fun to draw, certainly an iconic figure.

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Alfred Hitchcock Day 988 Daily Drawing Challenge reference photo this is 8B Castells Jumbo 9000 graphite pencil lightly finger smudged on Pacon Art1st Marker Pad 12x9. i guess it has a faint resemblance to the photo. kind of favors chairman mao though. lol. he was a lot of fun to draw though, harder for me than it looked. practice more i need. but, should i try to ink it?

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Shirley Temple [ink] Day 990 Daily Drawing Challenge reference photo this was another bedtime sketch drawn with 2B Castells Jumbo 9000 graphite pencil on 9x12 Pacon Art1st Marker Pad and some fudging in Photoshop and inked with a Parker 45 F nib and a Parker 45 S nib fountain pens using Parker Super Quink permanent black ink.

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Shirley Temple Day 990 Daily Drawing Challenge reference photo this was another bedtime sketch. 2B Castells Jumbo 9000 graphite pencil on 9x12 Pacon Art1st Marker Pad and some fudging in Photoshop. my BFF says "well, it's a good drawing, but it doesn't look like shirley temple." sad but true. lol.

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"Go on Donny, chew his lil ol wimpy Chihuahua ass up!" "Baby, they're meaner than they look ya know..." Day 991 Daily Drawing Challenge plus WIP added the girl as a bedtime snack. so far this is all in 2B 0.5mm mech pencil smudged with paper towel on Pacon Marker paper 12x9. the werewolf is loosely based on the DDC reference photo, the girl is loosely based upon a found photo. i may ink this, hence the WIP label.

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"Go on Donny, chew his lil ol wimpy Chihuahua ass up!" "Baby, they're meaner than they look ya know..." Day 991 Daily Drawing Challenge plus WIP. playing around in photochop.

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day 991 daily drawing challenge WIP this is an in the parking lot waiting quickie in 2B 0.5mm mech pencil on Pacon Marker paper 12x9 sheet. paper towel smudging.

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Trapeze Day 991 Daily Drawing Challenge reference photo another bedtime sketch. this is 2B 0.5mm mech pencil on Pacon Art1st Marker Pad 9x12.

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Day 992 daily drawing challenge reference photo continuing at trying out this "gestures" concept. the Troll, first pass rough in 2B 0.5mm mech pencil. this is the right side, about half, of a 12x9 sheet of Pacon Art1st Marker Pad. i have a plan for the left side. lol. stay tuned!

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day 992 colorL
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Troll [p/o a WIP] Day 992 Daily Drawing Challenge reference photo this is 2B 0.5mm mech pencil inked with a Parker Arrow EF nib fountain pen and Parker Super Quink permanent black ink smudged with a piece of chamois drawn on the right half of a 12x9 sheet of Pacon Art1st Marker Pad. i plan on adding more on the left half of the sheet... and adding background scenery... stay tuned! lol.

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Linda and Djak: Love at First Sight? Day 992 daily drawing challenge reference photo (Djak, the troll) this is 2B 0.5mm mech pencil on 12x9 Pacon Art1st Marker Pad. Djak (the troll) was inked with a Parker Arrow EF nib fountain pen and Linda was inked with a Waterman F nib fountain pen, both using Parker Super Quink permanent black ink. this one was a huge amount of fun.

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day 992 print
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this is a scan of a 14x11 print with color of my ink drawing. the troll was drawn with a Parker fountain pen and the girl was drawn with a waterman fountain pen.

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Some you win, some you don't. Day 993 Daily Drawing Challenge reference photo A bedtime sketch in 2B 0.5mm mech pencil inked with a Waterman F nib fountain pen using Parker Super Quink permanent black ink on Pacon Art1st Marker Pad, about 8x11. smudged with a large paper tortillon. she was kind of fun to draw, harder than i initially thought it would be to get the proportions close to the photo.

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Flyboy Day 995 daily drawing challenge reference photo a bedtime drawing in 2B 0.5mm mech pencil on Pacon Art1st Marker Pad 9x12. he was harder to get proportioned than he looked like he was gonna be, harder to draw than the buildings in the foreground. i am having fun doing these though, each one teaches me something. can you read the name on the building to the right? it's obviously a government building... ;-)

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Tanzanian man [mod] Day 996 daily drawing challenge reference photo this started out as another bedtime drawing. this was originally done in 2B 0.5mm mech pencil inked with a Waterman F nib fountain pen using Parker Super Quink permanent black ink on Pacon Art1st Marker Pad 9x12. he was fun to draw. BUT! i didn't think i got decent proportions on the original, so this version is 9x14 with some further adjustments to the body dimensions. so he is taller, but not just stretched. ;-) photoshop mods.

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Tanzanian man Day 996 daily drawing challenge reference photo another bedtime drawing. this is done in 2B 0.5mm mech pencil inked with a Waterman F nib fountain pen using Parker Super Quink permanent black ink on Pacon Art1st Marker Pad 9x12. he was fun to draw.

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Huffin Puffin Day 997 Daily Drawing Challenge reference photo this is a parking lot sketch with 2B Castells Jumbo 9000 pencil and inked with a Parker 45 Stub nib using Parker Super Quink permanent black ink on 9x12 Pacon Art1st Marker Pad

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Asphalt Nun Day 999 daily drawing challenge reference photo this is a parking lot sketch in 8B Castells Jumbo 9000 graphite on 9x12 Pacon Art1st Drawing paper.

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day1230
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day655 colored
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wanted poster day 891 daily drawing challenge this was another parking lot quickie, 8B jumbo graphite pencil on 9x12 Pacon drawing paper

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Room with a View day 892 daily drawing challenge this is Waterman M nib fountain pen over my graphite pencil drawing, 12x9 inches on Pacon drawing paper.

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Room with a View Day 892 daily drawing challenge a bobster bedtime snack. this perspectives study was drawn freehand (no rulers, no straightedges, no strings) using a 4B water soluble graphite pencil on 12x9 Pacon drawing paper, smudged with paper towel. to me this is great practice!

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rabbit day 893 daily drawing challenge parking lot quickie, 4B jumbo graphite and tortillon on Pacon 9x12 drawing paper

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Wez from "Road Warrior" in the Mad Max series of films Day 894 Daily Drawing Challenge another bobster bedtime snack. this was a quickie sketch drawn with 6B woodless graphite and Waterman M nib fountain pen on Pacon 9x12 drawing paper, some light coloring with Colerase pencils.

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deadpool wip 2
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deadpool wip 3
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deadpool wip
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deadpool
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deevil dawg x400
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taxi driver (deniro) day 707 daily drawing challenge another bobster bedtime snack. this is 4B woodless graphite inked with a Parker 45 F nib fountain pen and Parker Quink ink all on Pacon Marker paper 12x9

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dismay bedtime sketch with Sanford Design Ebony pencil inked with Parker 45 stub nib fountain pen and Parker Super Quink permanent black ink on Pacon Art1st 9x12 Drawing paper

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don vito x400 a
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don vito x400 colored
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don vito x400 dark
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don vito x400
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donna full a
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the original drawing is F nib Parker fountain pen along with 4B and 2B woodless graphite and colerase pencils on Pacon Marker paper 9x12. after postwork on my drawing in photoshop

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Donny and the Dawg. {wip} day 742 and 743 daily drawing challenge this is F nib Parker fountain pen along with 4B and 2B woodless graphite and colerase pencils on Pacon Marker paper 9x12. Donny may become part of a story...

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download b
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download blok
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dragon on silver
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drowned sailor and rope
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drowned sailor colored
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drowned sailor
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Ebony this is a quick bedtime sketch with Sanford's Design Ebony pencil inked with a Parker 45 F nib fountain pen and Parker Super Quink permanent black ink, some charcoal to darken the hair, all on Pacon Art1st 9x12 Drawing paper.

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EggHead
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elton 2 wip
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elton john this is after day 714 daily drawing challenge reference it is Parker 45 noodled F nib fountain pen and graphites on Pacon Drawing paper 9x12 scanned at 400dpi

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elton john
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eyes on the prize 2
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EyeSee
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Feisty the original was drawn in photoshop, which i use to draw much of my work, in fact i frequently use brushes i made in photoshop. i liked the pose and didn't feel like my photoshop version was as good as i'd like, so i redrew the figure by hand as a late night bedtime sketch on Daler & Rowney Simplicity Drawing paper 9x12 using a 2B 0.5mm mech pencil and inked it with a Waterman F nib fountain pen, then colored it with Colerase pencils and some HB graphite pencil all smudged with paper towel.

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flick day 1016
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gargoyle (1)
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gargoyle on red scan
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Gargoyle on red digital images or drawings are all well and fine, i have made thousands of them. but what i really like, my passion, is to have my work on paper or such traditional media. and i like to create effects that might be difficult using exclusively traditional media, so i made this print on 9x12 Pacon Drawing paper of my drawing for the day 728 daily drawing challenge. i scanned the original graphite and fountain pen drawing into photoshop, added the red and orange background, and printed it on an HP Deskjet 9650 inkjet printer. this is a scan of the print, or more accurately, 8.5 x12 inches of it. so, blue and purple? green and yellow? triptych? lol.

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the illusion of choice

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gargoyle triptych
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Gargoyle day 728 daily drawing challenge a bobster bedtime snack. this is a scan of my drawing. this is 8B prismacolor woodless graphite and Parker 45 noodled F nib fountain pen on Pacon Marker paper 9x12. this one was a "yuge" amount of fun to draw.

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gato a
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gato b
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gato
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gilly ink a
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gilly lesson
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ginger 99 a
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ginger 99 b
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ginger 99 c
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ginger 99
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ginger bred
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Ginger Snaps (a short illustrated morality tale) Just before she cut him open some of us neighbors heard her laugh and say, like she thought it was funny, "Sammy you should have looked both ways before you crossed your lady!" She kept on laughin' for a bit more too. She had him dead to rights, he was guilty sure as sin carryin' on behind her the way he did. Can't say as he didn't deserve what he got. Low pressure and all, well he bled out pretty quick ya know? It wasn't like ya couldn't see it coming, it was bound to happen sooner or later, so it wasn't any real surprise to none of us. But, ain't none of us likely ever gonna forget that surprised look he got when she slipped that blade in! Anyways, we deep sixed him right after, shot him out the disposal port. Way behind us now. Cut up like he was, won't nobody spot them parts no time soon. Ever' body knows what went down, we all acting just like them who don't know nothing: Sammy just disappeared. Nothin' more to tell. ---------- thinking about a graphic novel, speculative fiction (that's buzz for scifi), number of segments that consecutively make the storyline. space opera. we got augies, which are augmented biologicals (frequently human), we got a simsen which is a simulated sensorium, built-in full feature virtual or augmented reality, we got AI players and systems, we got cloned biosynthetics, some close to human. we got belters living amongst the asteroids, there is a colony on Mars, and Earth is a dystopic place where some are chatel, hunted chatel. the belters are the nearest thing to freefolk, but civilization has a loose almost outlaw edge. so what we do is write the main story, and every so often we interrupt with one of these "sideboard stories", kind of like an aside or back story about someone or something in the main story. another bedtime snack drawn in bed. this is HB woodless graphite inked with Parker 45 noodled F nib fountain pen (i always use Parker Super Quink permanent black in these) and slightly colored today with prismacolor Colerase pencils. all smudging/blending was by paper towel. it is a 9x12 sheet, i think this is Canson XL mixed media paper, has more tooth and weight than the other paper i've been using lately. inking this paper was an erotic experience.

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girl 696 inked x400
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girl 696 x400
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girl coloring
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girl in yellow
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girl with pumpkins
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girls head
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GirlWithBall
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Gooch day 755 daily drawing challenge (a gucci advert photo i tink) another bobster bedtime snack. 4B faber castell aquarelle graphite inked with Parker 45 F nib fountain pen on Pacon Marker paper 9x12. good for practice on these "comic book style" likenesses i enjoy drawing. haven't decided on any more coloring...

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heat
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"I am tellin' ya! That dumb cluck has nothin' ta crow about!" mashup of ddc day 760 and 761

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hopi woman 2
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hopi woman a
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hopi woman b
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hopi woman
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horse + rider girl 2
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horse + rider girl
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horse colored
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Horsing Around Day 931 Daily Drawing Challenge reference photo this is 2B 0.5mm mech pencil inked with a Waterman F nib fountain pen, shaded with a 2B Castell Jumbo 9000 graphite pencil smudged with a large tortillon, all on Daler & Rowney Simplicity Drawing paper 9x12. i think this is the first horse i ever tried to draw. thinking about drawing it again with the day 930 ddc reference photo of the samurai girl riding it into battle... also may go back and add some subtle details i missed on this first pass. however, i am pleased that my drawing kind of resembles a horse. lol. [horse neighs]

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horse warrior the horse is from the day 931 daily drawing challenge group reference photo, the rider is a concept based on the day 930 reference photo

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horse+rider-girl plain
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horse+rider-girl+background
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horse+rider-girl
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howler joeboy
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howler mod
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howler this version was toned and sized in photoshop

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howler Everyone's got something to hide except for me and my monkey. Daily drawing challenge as a bobster bedtime snack. 8B woodless graphite inked with Parker 45 F nib fountain pen, smudged with paper towel, toned with red and blue prismacolor Colerase pencils on Pacon Marker paper 9x12. This was quick and fun!

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iguana tests
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InAClutch
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inkgirl 1 inked with a waterman F nib fountain pen using Parker Super Quink permanent black ink on 8.5x11 printer paper

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Inkgirl 2 Day 295 Thayna Brito a bedtime sketch in 2B 0.5mm mech pencil inked with a waterman F nib fountain pen using Parker Super Quink permanent black ink on Canson XL recycled paper 9x12

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inkgirl 3 inked with a waterman F nib fountain pen and Parker Super Quink permanent black ink, water based inks on Canson 9x12 XL recycled paper.

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inkgirl3
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Inky
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irina day 752 daily drawing challenge another bobster bedtime snack. just wanted to do a quick take here. 2B woodless graphite and Parker 45 noodled F nib fountain pen toned with colerase pencil. this is on Pacon Marker paper 9x12

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ItsMe
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jack o'lantern a
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jack o'lantern print
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jack o'lantern
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janis day 1005 sig
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Is he recognizable? Derwent Graphic pencil 9B, some graphites, Parker 45 noodled F nib fountain pen, light colerase pencils, on 9x12 Pacon Marker paper.

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jaqen nu a
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just noodled the threshold and overlaid the drawing

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Jaqen H'ghar: "A man teaches a girl. ... " In reality, "Jaqen H'ghar" is just an assumed identity of one of the Faceless Men of Braavos, a feared order of mysterious assassins with the ability to change their appearance. another bobster bedtime snack. this is 8B prismacolor woodless graphite on Pacon Marker paper 9x12. a WIP, needs a good bit more work. however, i am pleased that my drawing has a faint resemblance to the character, so for me that is a good start. it's Game of Thrones fan art, he's one of the characters. i plan to ink this.

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this is a scan of my print. i scanned the original graphite drawing with an Epson "perfection 3200 photo" scanner using Hamrick's scanner software, posterized the image in photoshop, and printed that with an HP deskjet 9650 on Pacon Marker paper 9x12. this is the result before i inked it. i may stipple this with some new dot patterns i made. i will freely share the dot patterns (photoshop .pat file) if anyone wants a copy.

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jaqen redux

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jaqen that's it for this avenue of exploration

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jaqen nu2
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Parker 45 F nib fountain pen and colerase pencils over a print of my scanned drawing... this is on 9x12 Pacon Marker paper

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this is 8B prismacolor woodless graphite on Pacon Marker paper 9x12

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judge dredd day 683 colored
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judge dredd day 683
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Kaldor Shoals
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kitty kat
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KittyKatja
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komodo ink x400
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lady and kittah
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message : le chat

Snarls le Chat a bedtime snack done with Dixon Anadel forest green pencil, some HB 0.7mm mech pencil, and 8B castells jumbo 9000 water soluble graphite, some coloring using these wax based highlighters.

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legs x400
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LikeEm
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Lobo loses his head
Loboloseshishead.jpg : Lobo loses his head
logic_rules
logic_rules.jpg : logic_rules
MelancholyCat
MelancholyCat.jpg : MelancholyCat
mermaid pencils
mermaidpencils.jpg : mermaid pencils
mermaid
mermaid.jpg : mermaid
mikasa day 428
mikasaday428.jpg : mikasa day 428
miriam day 584
miriamday584.jpg : miriam day 584
NeedSomeStrokes
NeedSomeStrokes.jpg : NeedSomeStrokes
never board a
neverboarda.jpg : never board a
message : never board b

Never Board is Yakisoba's pal and sometime partner in the hacker section of the Yakuza clan they work for. Besides the skateboard he also enjoys the mayhem of street fighting. Don't nobody mess with him. But he's always down to share a blunt if you're holding. day 730 daily drawing challenge this started out life as an 8B woodless graphite drawing inked with Parker 45 F nib fountain pen on 9x12 pacon Marker paper. scanned into photoshop for coloring and the necklace

neverboardb.jpg : never board b
never board ink
neverboardink.jpg : never board ink
message : never board

Never Board (gesture. wip?) Day 730 daily drawing challenge a bobster parking lot sketch, i like to draw while i am waiting in the car. this is 8B woodless graphite on Pacon Marker paper 9x12. very interesting action figure pose to draw.

neverboard.jpg : never board
noodling finger girl
noodlingfingergirl.jpg : noodling finger girl
Nuestra Señora de las Margaritas
NuestraSeñoradelasMargaritas.jpg : Nuestra Señora de las Margaritas
Ochre2
Ochre2.jpg : Ochre2
OchreReversed
OchreReversed.jpg : OchreReversed
OrangeT
OrangeT.jpg : OrangeT
Orlando
Orlando.jpg : Orlando
P1010437.JPG
P1010437.JPG : P1010437.JPG
painted eye
paintedeye.jpg : painted eye
PeacePot
PeacePot.jpg : PeacePot
message : Peter Lorre in the 1935 movie Mad Love

Peter Lorre in the 1935 movie Mad Love [ink] reference photo from the "Extra Challenges" album in Daily Drawing Challenge group this is Speedball Super Pigmented Acrylic Ink in Black and White mixes/dilutions with a No3 round brush along with some white from a Uni-ball Signo White pigment ink pen and linework with Staedtler "pigment liner" (0.7 mostly) india ink on Strathmore "Toned Gray" Drawing Paper 9x12. discovered the Signo isn't waterproof...

PeterLorreinthe1935movieMadLove.jpg : Peter Lorre in the 1935 movie Mad Love
peter lorre ink
peterlorreink.jpg : peter lorre ink
message : phoebe a

Phoebe Cates 2B 0.5mm mech pencil on Canson XL Recycled Drawing paper 9x12

phoebea.jpg : phoebe a
message : phoebe

Phoebe Cates [wip].jpg Phoebe Cates [wip]

phoebe.jpg : phoebe
message : pig to sing script 2

Parker 45 M stub nib fountain pen, Parker Super Quink permanent black ink on orange note card

pigtosingscript2.jpg : pig to sing script 2
pig to sing script
pigtosingscript.jpg : pig to sing script
pig wrestling
pigwrestling.jpg : pig wrestling
pinky troll
pinkytroll.jpg : pinky troll
Pinky
Pinky.jpg : Pinky
pix155
pix155.jpg : pix155
pix157
pix157.jpg : pix157
pix158
pix158.jpg : pix158
pix159
pix159.jpg : pix159
message : poopoe ddc colored

Hoopoe. The hoopoe /'hu:pu:/ (Upupa epops) is a colourful bird found across Afro-Eurasia, notable for its distinctive "crown" of feathers. It is the only extant species in the family Upupidae. I have contrived this short verse of observation about the bird: ----------- Yes I am the anointed bird of the hour, You may hear me trill from the bower! The song that I sing has a most familiar ring; "Hoo poo! Hoo poo! Hoo! Poo On Everything!" ------------- I should like to remind you, gentle reader, that this post has no relationship to current politics. None. day 760 daily drawing challenge. this was 8B and 2B woodless graphite with Waterman m nib fountain ink. imported a scan into photoshop where i colored it.

poopoeddccolored.jpg : poopoe ddc colored
message : poopoe ddc

hoopoe (wip) day 760 daily drawing challenge this is 8B and 2B woodless graphite inked with a Waterman m nib fountain pen on staedtler bond paper with a dropout grid (lol) 8.5x11

poopoeddc.jpg : poopoe ddc
pouting girl mod b
poutinggirlmodb.jpg : pouting girl mod b
pouting girl mod
poutinggirlmod.jpg : pouting girl mod
princess head
princesshead.jpg : princess head
rainbow warrior
rainbowwarrior.jpg : rainbow warrior
RainbowComet
RainbowComet.jpg : RainbowComet
message : ramsay bolton wip

Winter is coming. Keep your dogs fed. (Ramsay Bolton from Game of Thrones) WIP. this was done in 4B Faber-Castell aquarelle graphite pencil on Pacon Marker paper 9x12. plan to ink and color this one.

ramsayboltonwip.jpg : ramsay bolton wip
ramsay bolton wip1 dark
ramsayboltonwip1dark.jpg : ramsay bolton wip1 dark
message : ramsay bolton wip1

wip another bobster bedtime sketch. 4B Faber Castell Graphite Aquarelle on Pacon Marker paper 9x12

ramsayboltonwip1.jpg : ramsay bolton wip1
message : ramsay stppled

Ramsay Bolton a bobster fanart drawing, mixed traditional and digital media 9x12

ramsaystppled.jpg : ramsay stppled
message : ramsay

the drawing before photoshop post work

ramsay.jpg : ramsay
ReachForIt
ReachForIt.jpg : ReachForIt
message : rebar

Rebar and the payback. Rebar picked up her nom de guerre because of the "tool" she favored, a bent tip rebar stake just about a foot in length. Usually it was just a kneecap, kind of a notification that it was time to get with the program. Besides, she got a fair commission from the knee and other components replacement businesses. Two, so it looked like there was competition. Benny had welched on a due, and Ali wanted to be sure it didn't happen again. Still and all, Benny wasn't such a bad dude, so Rebar was gonna dose him with pseudomorphone where he wouldn't even miss the knee until the paramedics picked him up. It was all very orderly, almost beautiful in some kind of strange fashion, that everything worked just so. Rebar's AI processor was pleased with order. a cognitively dissonant existential crisis can disrupt the very fabric of the existential instantiation... see, you got the existential instantiation which is the individual, and you got the universal instantiation which is like all of them. if we can stick with this kind of terminology, we can dehumanize the subject, eliminate all that touchy feely stuff like time swirling by... humans do this by their very nature, but for Rebar it was a task. it is alright. her fever will break soon and she'll be back to normal. weak but back... Rebar was in a fugue state wherein she drifted between acceptance and a doubt that she even existed. but more importantly, was she more human than human, a machine with feelings, or was it all just some engram, a pattern in the stone, that she had been programmed to accept? Fade back to the task at hand. Slow and easy. Benny knew better than to try any escape. It was all just part of business. concept from day 906 daily drawing challenge reference photo. the artwork was all hand done, pencils and ink, except i added a piece of rebar in the figure's hand using photoshop

rebar.jpg : rebar
red nun
rednun.jpg : red nun
Red
Red.jpg : Red
RedTowel
RedTowel.jpg : RedTowel
RedWash
RedWash.jpg : RedWash
RedWash2
RedWash2.jpg : RedWash2
Ricki
Ricki.jpg : Ricki
rider girl ink
ridergirlink.jpg : rider girl ink
rider girl
ridergirl.jpg : rider girl
ripley day 647
ripleyday647.jpg : ripley day 647
message : rooster ddc colored

Lil Red Rooster day 761 daily drawing challenge this was an 8B and 2B woodless graphite with Waterman fountain pen m nib ink on staedtler "dropout ruled" bond paper 8.5x11. i imported a scan into photoshop for coloring.

roosterddccolored.jpg : rooster ddc colored
message : rooster ddc

rooster (wip) day 761 daily drawing challenge this is 8B and 2B woodless graphite inked with a Waterman m nib fountain pen on staedtler bond paper with a dropout grid (lol) 8.5x11. some colerase tone started...

roosterddc.jpg : rooster ddc
sailor and the mermaid print 2
sailorandthemermaidprint2.jpg : sailor and the mermaid print 2
sauriann a
saurianna.jpg : sauriann a
sauriann
sauriann.jpg : sauriann
scan001
scan001.jpg : scan001
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scan004.jpg : scan004
scan005
scan005.jpg : scan005
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scan006.jpg : scan006
scan007
scan007.jpg : scan007
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scan008.jpg : scan008
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scan009.jpg : scan009
scan010
scan010.jpg : scan010
scan011
scan011.jpg : scan011
scan028
scan028.jpg : scan028
scan032
scan032.jpg : scan032
scan033
scan033.jpg : scan033
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scan036.jpg : scan036
scan059
scan059.jpg : scan059
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scan060.jpg : scan060
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scan062.jpg : scan062
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scan063.jpg : scan063
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scan064.jpg : scan064
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scan067.jpg : scan067
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scan068.jpg : scan068
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scan069.jpg : scan069
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scan070.jpg : scan070
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scan071.jpg : scan071
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scan072.jpg : scan072
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scan073.jpg : scan073
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scan074.jpg : scan074
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scan075.jpg : scan075
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scan076.jpg : scan076
scan077
scan077.jpg : scan077
scan080
scan080.jpg : scan080
scanz005
scanz005.jpg : scanz005
Screen Shot 221.JPG
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message : seated nude 2

Comix as a smoking seated nude (wip further along) sketch in 8B Castells Jumbo 9000 graphite pencil inked with a Parker Arrow broad nib fountain pen and Parker Super Quink permanent black ink (first time i have inked this pen in like decades... i use a syringe to refill cartridges) toned with the same graphite pencil followed by Prismacolor pencils smudged with chamois on Canson 9x12 XL recycled Drawing Paper. then additional Prismacolor blended with a Prismacolor "Blender" pencil. now maybe she gets a background added... so, to color her skin thus far ended up being at least five pencils. you have to consider that contrast with pencils (and other media) is relative; therefore she looks darker against the white background than she might against a darker background.

seatednude2.jpg : seated nude 2
message : seated nude and dragon a

smoking nude and her dragon (fin)

seatednudeanddragona.jpg : seated nude and dragon a
seated nude and dragon
seatednudeanddragon.jpg : seated nude and dragon
message : seated nude

Comix as a smoking seated nude a bedtime sketch in 8B Castells Jumbo 9000 graphite pencil inked with a Parker Arrow broad nib fountain pen and Parker Super Quink permanent black ink toned with Prismacolor pencils smudged with chamois on Canson 9x12 XL recycled Drawing Paper. not sure if she is finished, the color pencils could use some more blending and maybe some background... ;-)

seatednude.jpg : seated nude
selfie 2 ink a
selfie2inka.jpg : selfie 2 ink a
message : selfie 2 print

print from my ink only quick selfie second try, about 8.5 x 11 on Canson XL recycled drawing paper. original drawing was a Waterman F nib fountain pen with Parker Super Quink permanent black ink.

selfie2print.jpg : selfie 2 print
message : selfie colored

its me, kind of...

selfiecolored.jpg : selfie colored
message : selfie

this started out as a print from my ink only quick selfie second try, about 8.5 x 11 on Canson XL recycled drawing paper. original drawing was a Waterman F nib fountain pen with Parker Super Quink permanent black ink. but i wasn't really happy with the lack of a resemblance between the reference photo and my drawing. so i changed it up digitally to make it have at least a semblance of a likeness.

selfie.jpg : selfie
message : selfie3 11-01-2017

playing with my selfie drawing in photoshop. yeah, it DOES sound kinky don't it?

selfie311-01-2017.jpg : selfie3 11-01-2017
message : selfie4 11-01-2017 a

behind the mask... [selfie 11-3-2017]

selfie411-01-2017a.jpg : selfie4 11-01-2017 a
selfie4 11-01-2017
selfie411-01-2017.jpg : selfie4 11-01-2017
SelfPortraitStudy1
SelfPortraitStudy1.jpg : SelfPortraitStudy1
message : Shyla ink

Shyla [ink] this is 2B 0.5mm mech pencil on Pacon Art1st Marker Pad 9x12 inked with a Parker Arrow EF nib and a Parker 45 F nib fountain pen with Parker Super Quink permanent black ink, smudged with a piece of chamois.

Shylaink.jpg : Shyla ink
message : Shyla

Shyla this was a bedtime snack sketch in 2B 0.5mm mech pencil on Pacon Art1st Marker Pad 9x12. change of pace drawing. lol.

Shyla.jpg : Shyla
sitting bull ink x400
sittingbullinkx400.jpg : sitting bull ink x400
sitting bull sig
sittingbullsig.jpg : sitting bull sig
skull card
skullcard.jpg : skull card
skullburst
skullburst.jpg : skullburst
message : slicer

Slicer concept from day 796 and day 800 daily drawing challenges. tried to show more "action" or motion. this is various hardness of woodless graphite, some pharmacy had these ultra color brand colored pencils, smudged with paper towel, and Waterman M nib fountain pen. on canson XL mix media paper 9x12.

slicer.jpg : slicer
message : smiley noir mod

Smiley Noir

smileynoirmod.jpg : smiley noir mod
message : smiley noir

Smiley Noir "Yeah, well he quit laughing when I cracked his skull in my hands. Now that was funny! Shoulda seem his expression." And with that the big man chuckled like it was a particularly enjoyable memory. Then there was a long silence during which no one spoke. White charcoal on black construction paper 9x12

smileynoir.jpg : smiley noir
smiling nude a
smilingnudea.jpg : smiling nude a
message : smiling nude b

"fake ink". this is a conceptual preview of what the drawing may look like after inking. this "ink" preview was done in photoshop.

smilingnudeb.jpg : smiling nude b
message : smiling nude c

more play in photoshop

smilingnudec.jpg : smiling nude c
message : smiling nude

the smile (wip) this is yet another bobster bedtime snack. drawn with 2B 0.5mm mech pencil, no smudge, on Canson Recycled XL Drawing paper 14x11. probably ink her next. i just liked the pose, my drawing bears but a passing resemblance to my found reference photo. if you click the image it should display larger, and you can view the comments including newer versions.

smilingnude.jpg : smiling nude
Smokeless
Smokeless.jpg : Smokeless
message : sparrow ink + a

The Sparrow (wip continued) concept based on figure in day 704 daily drawing challenge reference added some HB woodless graphite background to my graphite and ink figure, on Pacon Marker paper 9x12.

sparrowink+a.jpg : sparrow ink + a
message : sparrow ink +

The Sparrow (wip) day 704 daily drawing challenge this is first ink, rapidograph jewel point No0 over my HB graphite and 2B 0.5mm mech pencil on 9x12 Pacon Marker paper. thinking about the background...

sparrowink+.jpg : sparrow ink +
spock
spock.jpg : spock
squirrel day 1271 ink
squirrelday1271ink.jpg : squirrel day 1271 ink
squirrel day 1271 wc
squirrelday1271wc.jpg : squirrel day 1271 wc
squirrel day 1271
squirrelday1271.jpg : squirrel day 1271
Stretch.JPG
Stretch.JPG : Stretch.JPG
Stretch2
Stretch2.jpg : Stretch2
message : style eyes

style eyes day 719 daily drawing challenge another bobster bedtime snack. this is 2B prismacolor woodless graphite on Pacon Marker paper 9x12, smudged with a paper tortillon.

styleeyes.jpg : style eyes
subjugation001 a
subjugation001a.jpg : subjugation001 a
subjugation001
subjugation001.jpg : subjugation001
subjugation002
subjugation002.jpg : subjugation002
subjugation004
subjugation004.jpg : subjugation004
Suonyak
Suonyak.jpg : Suonyak
message : surprised

Surprised

surprised.jpg : surprised
Suzy
Suzy.jpg : Suzy
teachers pet
teacherspet.jpg : teachers pet
the blue iguana
theblueiguana.jpg : the blue iguana
the flea
theflea.jpg : the flea
the mermaid and the sailor copy small
themermaidandthesailorcopysmall.jpg : the mermaid and the sailor copy small
the mermaid and the sailor copy
themermaidandthesailorcopy.jpg : the mermaid and the sailor copy
Thoughtless
Thoughtless.jpg : Thoughtless
ThoughtlessReversed
ThoughtlessReversed.jpg : ThoughtlessReversed
three girls a
threegirlsa.jpg : three girls a
three girls b
threegirlsb.jpg : three girls b
three girls
threegirls.jpg : three girls
message : timecaster

Visions of a Time Caster day 803 and day 804 daily drawing challenge mashup another bobster bedtime snack. this is 6B woodless graphite and Waterman M nib fountain pen, colored pencil, and paper towel smudge on Pacon Art1st Drawing paper 9x12.

timecaster.jpg : timecaster
tiny dancer
tinydancer.jpg : tiny dancer
TrickOrTreat
TrickOrTreat.jpg : TrickOrTreat
message : trinity a

Dodgem day 806 daily drawing challenge another bobster bedtime snack. this is 8B woodless graphite and Waterman M nib fountain pen with a touch of colerase pencil, paper towel smudge on 11x14 drawing paper.

trinitya.jpg : trinity a
message : trinity b

Trinity day 806 daily drawing challenge another bobster bedtime snack. this is 8B woodless graphite and Waterman M nib fountain pen with a touch of colerase pencil, paper towel smudge on 11x14 drawing paper. then postwork in photoshop.

trinityb.jpg : trinity b
turn your pretty head
turnyourprettyhead.jpg : turn your pretty head
turtleneck girl x400 a
turtleneckgirlx400a.jpg : turtleneck girl x400 a
turtleneck girl x400 b
turtleneckgirlx400b.jpg : turtleneck girl x400 b
turtleneck girl x400
turtleneckgirlx400.jpg : turtleneck girl x400
Twisted
Twisted.jpg : Twisted
message : Tyger

Tyger

Tyger.jpg : Tyger
Untitled-1
Untitled-1.jpg : Untitled-1
untitled
untitled.jpg : untitled
upward mobility
upwardmobility.jpg : upward mobility
vuescan 2
vuescan2.jpg : vuescan 2
message : walter brennan ink

Walter Brennan (redux) Day 963 Daily Drawing Challenge reference photo this is Parker Arrow F nib fountain pen with Parker Super Quink permanent black ink over my 2B 0.5mm mech pencil drawing. might color this, but not sure yet. he was fun to draw.

walterbrennanink.jpg : walter brennan ink
wc fields final a 11x14
wcfieldsfinala11x14.jpg : wc fields final a 11x14
message : white ink 2 A

inverted (negative)

whiteink2A.jpg : white ink 2 A
message : white ink 2

speedball super pigmented acrylic white ink loaded into a No0 jewel point rapidograph, sketch on fluorescent orange poster board. just playing with the ink. this is about 4x6.

whiteink2.jpg : white ink 2
wonder woman wc
wonderwomanwc.jpg : wonder woman wc
yoga girl
yogagirl.jpg : yoga girl
yoga headstand x400
yogaheadstandx400.jpg : yoga headstand x400
yogananda
yogananda.jpg : yogananda
young frankenstein - gene wilder a
youngfrankenstein-genewildera.jpg : young frankenstein - gene wilder a
young frankenstein - gene wilder
youngfrankenstein-genewilder.jpg : young frankenstein - gene wilder
zeus agonistes 2
zeusagonistes2.jpg : zeus agonistes 2
message : zeus agonistes 3

Zeus Agonistes (wip) this is pastels on 9x12 black construction paper "the agony of zeus"

zeusagonistes3.jpg : zeus agonistes 3
zeus agonistes 3a
zeusagonistes3a.jpg : zeus agonistes 3a
message : zeus agonistes fin

Zeus Agonistes (the agony of Zeus) [final] ok, finally finished this one after a number of visits. this is pastels and homemade gouache on Pacon black construction paper 9x12. this is my first real foray into this media and it was a lot of fun for me.

zeusagonistesfin.jpg : zeus agonistes fin
message : zombie day 706

zombie day 706 more ink

zombieday706.jpg : zombie day 706