Vintage Woman

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For the love of square paper

Ever since I found this watercolor pad at the odious Hobby Lobby store I’ve been in love. This pad is 140 lbs. And only 6” square, which motivates me to actually finish my drawings. When I was a teen, I always wanted to do album covers for the music business. Well, now that there is neither any such thing as a music business nor album art, this pad which is slightly larger than CD jewel box, lets me at least pretend that I have fulfilled my dream. All of the homages I’ve done, some of which are seen on my Big Brown Sketchbook blog, have been done using this pad. Strathmore has some square format watercolor pads that are larger, 10” square. A that size is more taxing on my attention span. I’m going to search around to see if there’s a 6” size from them. And did I mention that size is scannable?

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I have maybe 30 yrs worth of sketchpads. I would try to draw anything with my ink pens or pencils. You don’t learn anything from shying away from it, even if it doesn’t turn out the way you want. Oh and look - there’s Michael Jackson! Well, he’s a huge part of my drawing life, too. This is something from my sketchpad I did probably in the late 80’s.

I have maybe 30 yrs worth of sketchpads. I would try to draw anything with my ink pens or pencils. You don’t learn anything from shying away from it, even if it doesn’t turn out the way you want. Oh and look - there’s Michael Jackson! Well, he’s a huge part of my drawing life, too. This is something from my sketchpad I did probably in the late 80’s.

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