I found a super well-kept 1993 Volvo 240 wagon for sale but it lacks two important features: a manual transmission and a roof rack. But I keep looking. The one I used to own had over 200K miles on it, and strangely enough, I do not have a single picture of it.
I have finally received my Pencil through the mail and it's been a fun experience so far. I am preparing a full review of Pencil for which I will post a link. The mere shape of it makes so much sense: once its magnet secures it to the iPad cover, you are good to go.
I purchased a Pencil by Fifty Three and cannot wait for it to make its way to my mailbox so I can decide whether it's a big fricken deal or not. I adopted and loved the Paper app from the moment it came out, and I am curious to know what it will be like to have a tool which allows for my hand to rest on the screen while I draw. My guess is, it will most likely be a big deal.
The growing mess on my desk: lesson plans, hard drives, lip balm, a candle that smells like cookies and some store receipts.
I just bought a new Wacom Bamboo stylus to sketch on the iPad and I am wondering what I had been thinking using cheaper alternatives. The way the Bamboo glides on the surface of the tablet is what I had been looking for for months.
I have been drawing for my classes lately. We are doing classroom requests with my Freshmen ("Je peux recharger ma tablette, SVP?"), and in my mind, a little doodle is always better than a translation.
I met the disgustingly skillful Paul Heaston early this morning in NYC. We have known each other's work for years through our respective blogs, Facebook and Flickr, and today we were meeting for the first time. Seeing his work in real life, flipping through the pages of his sketchbooks was a thrill. We sketched on the High Line while talking for hours. As with Liz Steel a year ago, it was nothing short of an exhilarating experience.
H pencil, Pigma Micron 05 & watercolor in sketchbook.
Not much is happening on this blog these days, as I am drawing almost exclusively for the book. But here is a quick mug drawn on a diner place mat, because sometimes that's all I can fit in a day of writing and doodling.
Pigma 05 on recycled place mat with Photoshop for whiting out.
Sometimes, there's a picture in a magazine. It happens to be a famous actor, whoever. In this case, Joaquin Phœnix, the caption says. I want to draw it. On the iPad. Where the surface is less than ideal for cross-hatching.
Drawing with my daughter might be my absolute favorite thing to do. I sit down next to her as she is starting a drawing. As she begins to tell the story of what she is drawing, I notice it might last for a few minutes. So I grab a piece of blank paper too and draw what's on the table. We've done this a couple of times already and her capacity to make a narrative up as she goes has cracked me up. Meanwhile, as I listen and ask questions, I am doing a little drawing of my own, and if I am lucky, she will come over to my chair and add a little personal touch to it. In this case, a star to the left. Tonight, we sat at her table for a solid 45 minutes, and I used her colored pencils to draw her little toy trumpet.