January 15, 2017

Carving a gago-in, a kind of chop seal, also called inkan or hanko.  I first encountered seals in my corporate life, working on an IT project in China that would allow for electronic contract signatures.   They’re used in China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan both formally a...

December 9, 2016

 I tried leafing/gilding for the first time, after being encouraged by Eeva Nukinen.  It really is easy - think the key to success is really be able to control and visualize where the leaf will go while applying the medium.  I tested this out on a quick sketch rather t...

December 4, 2016

I picked up the trades of the new Midnighter series based on reviews - a lot of human characterization to go with the super heroic stuff.  Here's yesterday's warm-up pencil and cool down marker sketching - today, maybe Apollo, or else Midnighter in his Batman underwear...

November 27, 2016

 Testing out Yasumoto metallic ink.  The packaging warned that it worked best on rice paper, and it definitely showed up as more gray/silver on the squiggle on the upper right as promised.  On my Stillman & Birn Alpha series sketchbook, it was nearly flat black.  I thi...

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Playing With Art Supplies

While I work both traditionally and digitally, I am a sucker for art supplies.  


I invite you to live vicariously, or get tempted into dropping your own cash, as I play around with shiny objects picked up or ordered in my travels

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