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Instagram-inspired abstract blobs

Instagram-inspired abstract blobs

This week’s project is all about abstract gray blobs with a touch of leafy green. And a cat that isn’t mine but is the perfect color, so I couldn’t resist.     So, how did this abstract image come to life? 1. I was looking at everything I’ve…

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Revisiting hand-drawn flowers again

Revisiting hand-drawn flowers again

Just like last week, let’s revisit an image, one of my favorites from last year’s 365 Drawing Experiment: number 94, posted in April 2014.     And just like last week again, it’s about flowers, or rather, flower, hand-drawn with a micron pen on a plain…

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Retro flowers

Retro flowers

Let’s revisit a drawing from my 365 Drawing Experiment, this week, shall we? And let’s say it was planned all along, nothing to do with finding a quick idea to replace a pattern that turned out so badly I would have been ashamed to post it….

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In San Francisco, dress like an onion

In San Francisco, dress like an onion

Leafing through my sketchbook, I unearthed the tiny drawing that inspired this week’s project, on the corner of a piece of paper from 2012, surrounded by other doodles about the subject of what to wear in San Francisco. I was obviously thinking of layers and the traditional…

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Illustration Friday: Ruckus would make a good cat name

Illustration Friday: Ruckus would make a good cat name

Ruckus: “a disturbance or commotion”, says the dictionary. My first thought about this week’s Illustration Friday’s theme was that Ruckus would make a great cat name. I imagined an image full of destroyed carpets, knocked down plants, and other pecadillos cat owners know too well, but…

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Sketchbook doodles: connected dots

Sketchbook doodles: connected dots

This week’s project started with a doodle that’s been appearing twice in my sketchbook recently: long continuous lines of connected dots. I thought it would make a nice pattern, so I created one, but I wasn’t completely convinced. I did notice that it was accidentally…

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Wire and fabric: Jasper the Dog

Wire and fabric: Jasper the Dog

Surprise, no illustration or pattern today. I had so much fun with an exercise for the class Year of the Spark that I made it my project for this week. The object of the exercise: creating an animal shape with wire (not unlike a drawing…

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