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Draw Something – A Work of Art

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George Bernard Shaw

I made this sketch of George Bernard Shaw last summer and never got around to posting it until now. It’s based on this image of him. I see lots of places to improve my style, but I still really like it.

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Forever

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I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting handmade butterflies for an exhibit to remember the 1,500,000 children who perished in the Holocaust. Their goal is to have one butterfly for each and every child who died. Please take some time and make one for them. They will accept any medium (barring food and glitter). I am sending […]

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JetPens Haul!

Christmas this year brought a bit of cash, and I spent nearly all of it at JetPens, my new favorite place. I’m going to list it all out, because it was just that cool. Makes me really wish they had an affiliate program… First, the pens and ink. From left to right, we have: 1. […]

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First Watercolor Sketch

Today I did my first sketch with watercolors. I worked from a photo of DC’s Chinatown that I took a couple months ago. First I sketched it out with my brush pen, then I filled in details with my fountain pen loaded with Noodler’s black ink (for future reference: bad plan. Noodler’s wasn’t waterproof, so […]

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Sketch Dump

Here are some sketches from the last few weeks, as I figure out what I’m doing. So far, all my sketches have been of a subject; one of these days we’ll see if I can draw something original. Won’t that be exciting! Don’t forget to click for bigger versions!

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Rotoscoping Attempt

One of my favorite webcomics is Basic Instructions. A while back, the author’s wife posted a tutorial on assembling a BI strip, including his particular art style: rotoscoping. It basically entails tracing the important bits out of an actual photo, so you end up with a cartoony version of the picture. I decided to try […]

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Grand Introductions

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. […]

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