Sketching the cook’s dilemma

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Good morning pots. I know they want to be cleaned. I will contemplate them with my Tombow markers. Just a little pen for definition. Thirty minutes. I could have gotten lost in my phone that long. Less phone, more sketching. Onto the pots now.

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Sketching with oatmeal

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Those salt and pepper shakers are challenging me. How to keep the integrity of the flower pattern and shading of the shakers themselves. Everything else is just the chorus line to these stars.

And no, I am not drawing with oatmeal. #tombowmarkers #prismacoloredpencils #pigmamicronpens #uniballsingowhitepen

Sketching what’s on the kitchen table

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I have a fever to draw every day. It’s akin to the morning pages habit in The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, which I have been doing since 1992.

Instead of words today; lines. Getting the shapes right. Putting the values in first. Then experimenting. Markers. Ink pens and white pens. I have to learn how to keep the details strong in the colored areas so I can see the flowers and still have the values. These Ecoline color markers bleed into each other which is what I wanted, but the Tombows bleed into the Ecolines. The Uni-ball Signo white pen covers well and I can keep layering as each one layer dries.

The glass shaker reminds me of a talented high school friend as I draw it. I think about his gift of drawing and the drawing he gave me of a still life with glass. I have it hanging in my studio. I wonder if he still draws and what happened to him. Albuquerque is a military town and people come and go.

Funny how things get you thinking. In honing my skills, there’s much to think about. Like not letting your talents or creativity go to waste.

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