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Hi, my name is Sam and I’m an alcoholic writing about my art. I have another blog, but that was conceived mainly as a tech blog (I’m a software engineer), so I’ve split this one off to cover my more creative side. I plan to show my progress in sketching, music, writing, what have you.

I’m not sure yet if I’ll have any regular features, but I do hope to have at least a weekly dump of anything interesting I’ve done, starting here in a few days.

This week, I’m sketching with brush and ink. I’ve been reading Russ Stutler’s website and especially his article on the Japanese sumi-e style. Then, Lauren and I found a Hobby Lobby (which I haven’t seen since we moved here last year), so I celebrated by buying some ink and a couple of cheap brushes and trying them out. For the left sketch, I used one of those brushes and some Noodler’s ink I already had (conveniently pulling double duty as the subject of my sketch). On the right I used the brushes with my new ink, a set of Winsor & Newton drawing inks that I have been eying up for months now. For the black figure I used a wide-nib dip pen for accuracy.

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  1. Posted October 8, 2010 at 5:47 am | Permalink

    This is a good comment. It is not a bad comment. It is not “stinky puppy oof” either. :)

    I am excited about this blog because I like your creative side! I also like your plugs to my project, hehehe.

    I love your death moon thingy picture.

  2. Posted October 8, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    I’m excited about this blog too!
    It’s a side of you that I’ve never gotten to see!!
    YAY for creativity!! :)
    But you have to keep at it…because your other blog kinda just….stopped being updated. I hope this new rejuvenation and drive to blog will carry on!

  3. Hollie
    Posted October 16, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    These are good. I had no idea you were artsy!