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March 17, 2014

Sketchology: Private Sketcher

Last October, I visited the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York to see the exhibit entitled Hopper Drawing.

Topics: Topics: Color, Handmade, Pattern & Palette, Profiles, Studio Secrets

February 20, 2014

Sketchology: Orange Is the New Sketch

Several years ago, during my visit to Rome, I realized that recording my experiences there would not be possible with a sketchbook.

Topics: Topics: Color, Design Reference, Interactive Design, Pattern & Palette, Professional Development

January 28, 2014

Playing with Sketches: Back to Basics Materials, shapes, and patterns - FUMAGE (SMOKE DRAWING)

Invented in 1936 by Wolfgang Paalen, the Austrian-Mexican painter and theorist, fumage was a later addition to the collection of Surrealist games that sought to transform automatic writing into forms of drawing and painting.

Topics: Topics: Color, Design Reference, Handmade, Layouts, Pattern & Palette, Random

January 20, 2014

Sketchology: A Site for Sore Eyes

If you're on Twitter, you probably already know that Julia Rothman has revived her site Book by its Cover, aka BBIC.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Handmade, Professional Development, Studio Secrets

December 17, 2013

Sketchology: Recycled, Collaborative & Shared

This time of year we all are examining our lives.

Topics: Topics: Color, Handmade, Professional Development, Self-Promotion

November 18, 2013

Sketchology: Found Time, Found Objects

Several years ago, my family decided that having dinner in a local restaurant for Thanksgiving was a proactive move toward collective mental health and real time with family members.

Topics: Topics: Color, Handmade, Pattern & Palette, Professional Development

October 21, 2013

Sketchology: Listful

Each year, reminders of impending holidays happen sooner and sooner.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Handmade, Random

September 27, 2013

Sketchology: Sticky Notes Saved My Life

Years ago, while working as the Creative Director at a boutique design firm in Baltimore, I also ran my illustration studio working through the night and on weekends to meet my deadlines.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Studio Secrets