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Sketchbook Roundup 2019 - Weeks 12 & 13

New Works Sketchblog Sketchbook Roundup 2019

Sketchbook Roundup 2019 - Weeks 12 & 13

Last week, at the local frozen yogurt shop, I came across an antique Mother Goose-style children's book with strange stories/weird poems/bizarre illustrations. It was nearly grotesque, and I was cautiously fascinated. I know you've seen these types of books before, ye olden books with stories about a man vexing his wife and how she put him in the rabbit cage and fed him sage and mint through the wires. Or like, making comparisons between the cherubic children who eat all their dinner vs. the wicked and naughty ones who don't and the peril that ensues. Anyhow, I was obviously impacted by the...

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3 Portraits

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3 Portraits

New and Mixed Media. (Weekending it, ecstatically back to my dominant hand.)

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My Icing this Week: iPad Pro Portrait 3

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My Icing this Week: iPad Pro Portrait 3

Another portrait on that cool little number they call an iPad Pro. Referenced from pexels, I think, or maybe unsplash. Either way, painting her was a joy for me this week. Just spreading the love.

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“Leap”, My Second Portrait/Figurative Painting Made with iPad Pro

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“Leap”, My Second Portrait/Figurative Painting Made with iPad Pro

It’s keeping me up at night, folks, this iPad is. I am drawing with invisible charcoal and painting with invisible paint. Whaaaa? And it has occurred to to me how much of working with traditional media is setting up, cleaning up, physical/chemical problem-solving, and the wait time in between. And actually I really love that process, but... this is just such a new and different experience for me! “Leap” was inspired and largely informed by a beautiful Creative Commons photo I saw on pexels. 

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"Sienna", My First Portrait Made with iPad Pro

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"Sienna", My First Portrait Made with iPad Pro

Mind blown. This iPad Pro is a game-changer, so much so that it's difficult for me to describe currently because my jaw is still scraping the floor. It's intuitive, it's responsive... it's practically magical. This week was my first week to play with an iPad of any kind, and I was so lucky as to get to play with the new 2018 12.9"-screened one! I say "play" with a decided sense of liberty, as everything on this device feels like play. I can try so many techniques, I can work in layers, there's a pencil to make lines with, it truly...

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