Mason Practicing Cello

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It is nice to be home again… Mason was practicing on his cello so I took the opportunity to draw.
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Another Version

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I wanted to try another version of this sketch using some retro colors. Used the Procreate app.
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Sam Studying

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Sam doing a little studying in our bed.
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Annie Heading off to College

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We have some dear friends who are about to send their oldest child off to college and they asked if I would do a little sketch for a party.
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Scribbles in Procreate

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I was trying out other brushes in the wonderful app Procreate. Such a powerful app.
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Black Butte Porter

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This is a combo painting using Aura Marker and Procreate of one of my favorite beers at the moment.
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Artichoke on Blanket

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We got some artichokes in our box of veggies this week. Pretty. Here is one sitting on the blanket next to me. Procreate and Sensu Brush. Actually this was done on the 13th but I am sneaking it in here.
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Lewis Loafs

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Lewis was mad at me because our other cat Izze was on my lap and I refused to let him knock her off of there. So he sat and ‘loafed’ about four feet away. Now I know how to get him to pose for me :)
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Kitty with Spilled Milk

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I was re-visiting a card that I made for Gloria last year. Trying to simplify the image a bit and add a better facial expression to the kitten.
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Izze in Black

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A drawing as I fall asleep.
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Mason in Cowboy Hat

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This doesn’t really look like Mason, but it was fun getting him in a cowboy hat.
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Coffee Splatter

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I was finishing my coffee this morning an had an idea that I thought I could do in the app Procreate. Turns out I was wrong but this is what the result was.
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Texas Crude at the Whip-In

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This is a really delicious beer. Had it for the first time while sketching with my friend Byron at the Whip-In.
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Izze Loafing

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Izze was loafing on the mantel looking out into the front yard. I painted this one in Procreate with the Sensu Brush.
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Mason

flexibleA quick sketch of Mason after finishing his first regatta (which he loved). He is now about 3 inches taller than me, yikes!
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Dry Irish Stout

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Another brew. A nice stout from the Brooklyn Brewery.
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More Cats

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Izze was sitting on the table (which is a no-no) in a the ‘loafing’ position.

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Another one of Izze loafing. This one was actually much better and I accidentally cropped it and saved it before I could undo it.
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Self Portrait

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This really should be called, “Self Portrait: Recovering from the Flu.”
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Teen Vampire

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Cool Cat

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Scribbles

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Scribbles before bed.
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Cat with Glasses 1.14.13

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A different version of Izze with some glasses on. She looks sort of studious doesn’t she.
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Untitled

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I started this while waiting for my sons recital to start. Didn’t get a chance to finish. And Sam sounded great.
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Pepper 12/08/12

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We are getting some fabulous veggies from Hairston Creek Farm.
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Titmouse

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Gloria had torn out a page from somewhere of an James Audubon painting. I used that as reference for todays painting.
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100!

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Sam cheering that he has a 100 in algebra.
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Dark Cat Head

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I can’t stop drawing cats. This guy is smirking, kinda.
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Mittney & Barack

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4 More Beers!

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Quite and election we had! Sing it with me, “Four more beers!”
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No Shave November

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My son Mason mentioned that it is ‘No Shave November’. I wonder if this applies to men and women? Anyway, a quick sketch announcing this event.
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Lonely Guy

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Just so you don’t have to ask, it’s not me.
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Some Guy Battling

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Just drawing away trying to make something happen. It turned into a battle scene!
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Mace

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I think this is my son Mason.
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King Lew

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I am not sure that this qualifies as a daily painting but here it is anyway (because it is photo that I smudged). Our cat Lewis perched above Gloria while she sleeps. Ruler of the world, his world.
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Izze Loafing

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When our cats get all tucked up we call it ‘loafing’. It was kind of cool yesterday and Izze was in loaf position.
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Brian with Extra Arms

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I was having fun with a feature in the app Procreate that allows you to import a photo and then smudge those pixels around. It resulted in turning our neighbor and friend Brian Beattie into a a multi-armed Demon.
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Ed part 3

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In doing some research on an up coming blog post over at sensubrush I realized that you can import an image into Procreate and have it be converted into live pixels (not sure if that is the correct term for this). Basically, you can start working the colors not as reference but as paint. So I thought I would try one attempt with Ed since the portrait was fresh in my mind. I brought the photo into Procreate and ‘smudged’ it around creating a loose pastel like image. I then imported that into ArtRage where yesterdays painting was and layered it in. Adjusted opacity and worked over the top of both images a bit. And while the end result it is less painting and more photograph, I like how it turned out and the process has a lot of potential.
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Rocketo

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A few years back I gave a graphic novel to Mason called, Rocketo, by Frank Espinosa. The drawings are wonderful… above is a lame sketch (by comparison) of the main character. You may have noticed I updated my website as well. Let me know what you think. I see a few things to adjust still, but the motivation was to make it ‘responsive’ so that it detects and adjusts to the myriad mobile devices out there in the world.
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Lady Braces

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Essentail Oils

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At dinner my son Sam joked that we should be cooking with crude oil.
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Varmit

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This was in a great store down the street from us, Uncommon Objects, which is like walking into museum. This was a little taxidermy guy hanging out by the door.
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Courtyard Skateboard

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Sitting on the couch in the courtyard waiting for a cold front to blow in and drop the temps into the 90s. I know that sounds off but it really will feel cool.
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Falling Asleep

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Sitting and talking with Gloria late in the evening and thought I could get a sketch of her. She dozed off and kept moving around. Oh well.
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Couple of Portraits

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Here are a couple of portraits from what turned out to be a fun afternoon and evening of hanging out, talking about sketching, building and drinking beer.
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Glass of Alt

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A glass of Alteration from the Hops & Grain Brewery in Austin. Quite a delicious glass of beer.
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Lewis and his Tongue

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It is so cute when cats are hanging with you and the their tongue is sort of stuck out. Lewis was like that for quite a while last night. This wound up being sort of a menacing portrait but maybe that its a good counterpoint with the tongue out.
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Gloria with a Pillow

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Snoozing. zzzzzzzzz.
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bedroom

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Staring at the different fields of color in our room as the light fades.
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Mason Practicing (in boxers)

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Our fine boy Mason would like to do everything clad only in his boxers. Here, he is shown practicing on his cello.
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Not Really Sure

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I don’t really know what this is.
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Self Potrait with Sensu and Brew

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Just messing around in the procreate app and wound up doing a self-portrait with my iPad, Sensu and beer.
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Pink Hair and Blue Face

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Doodling.
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Hat on Door

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Sitting in a chair in the bedroom sketching while Sunday slips past...
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Rocket Ship

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This is actually based on a little space ship clock that my sister-in-law gave a long time ago. It sets near my workbench along with an assortment of matchbox and hot wheels, space ships and home made things.
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Falling Cat

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A falling cat, maybe?
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My Orange iPhone

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My phone drawn in Procreate with my Sensu. I really don’t think I need the case, and the phone is so beautiful with out it, but I got the black one and gave the white phone to Gloria. And it is so much easier to find an orange phone than a black one. So it has remained on.
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My Left (Sandaled) Foot

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Another drawing from an old sketchbook (same one as yesterdays.) Seemed an appropriate subject given it is summertime.
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Warrior Cat

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When the kids were younger we used to draw together quite a bit. Making robots, monsters and of course cats. There was a sketch of a warrior cat that Sam and I did on the fridge and it was todays subject (continuing to have fun using the app Procreate with my Sensu brush).
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Mr. Bunny

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Something is bothering this bunny.
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My Wallet

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Another in the draw what is in front of you series.
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Kitty on Pink

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We like cats at our house.
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Binder Clip in Landscape

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Another ‘whats laying around in front of me’ drawings. Added a little landscape for a change of pace.
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Catface

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Happy 4th. This drawing is based on a painting from a few years ago that was our son Sam portrayed as a cat. We are excited to pick him up today from his overseas adventure.
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My Old Pen

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My old fountain pen. Companion for many a drawing and note over the years.
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Another Coffee Cup

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Ehhh.
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Bubble Car

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Flipping through an old sketchbook I found a page of doodles with this guy on it. Worked it up in color using Procreate.
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The 4th is Coming

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We were cleaning out some old albums and I was inspired to try drawing this retro drummer in honor of the upcoming holiday.
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Raining Cloud Car

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Still having fun with Procreate using it’s layers and blending.
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Franklin's Scissors

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Another drawing of what is in front of me. These are a pair of scissors that my beloved brother in law used use (created with my Sensu brush with Procreate for this one.)
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Red Thumbtack

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Just drawing the stuff that is right in front of me.
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Almost Zombie Dude

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Still messing with Procreate. My son was talking about another case of some guy in Florida going crazy and trying to eat some other dude. Under the influence of a substance that, you know, makes them go zombie. Geez. I don’t think the guy in this image is quite ready to chow down yet… he might just be looking for stray pets...
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Can

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I have been using the app Procreate quite a bit. Experimenting with the brush options and layers.
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Brush and Jumble

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A couple of more images playing around with procreate (using trying different brushes, layers and blending modes.)
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Doodle in Procreate

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Another doodle in Procreate with my Sensu brush. Not really sure what this is, I did it was a doodle right!?
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Another Face

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This guy kind of has that Magnum P.I. stash. I was using Procreate and kept layering up line art. Changing some of the filter effect. This is a great app.
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Bedside Table

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Before drifting off to sleep...
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Drawing on the Plane

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I read the Procreate manual on my flight home from Chicago and really enjoyed it. The Savage team did a great job on it. Procreate is a very rich environment to work in. I definitely need to spend more time using this app.
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abstract 5.21.12

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While I was showing the Sensu to a visitor to our show this past weekend she asked what apps I would recommend. So I showed her Paper, Sketchtime, Artrage and when she said that she was a UI designer I opened up Procreate for her to try. As she was playing around I noticed that she was painting with the Sensu in one hand and sliding the line width control with the other. Duh! Awesome! Thank you Shannon!
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Old Rose

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Another botanical using Sensu and Procreate. This was an old rose that has sat in the dining room for a LONG time.
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Fav Cookin' Tools

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I worked on this painting at the Whip-In, my favorite pub in Austin. Using the iPad and Sensu brush in public is a sure way to meet new friends. I had a great time talking to Melissa and Jackie about the joys of making images on the iPad. And the Bonnevill County Pine Box had a raucous couple of sets! Did a sketch of Dan (banjo), Harvey (mando) and Jimmy (guito).
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RatCat

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Lewis (our cat) moved while I was doing a little video test of me painting with the Sensu brush. The result is, well, not so good, or is a really good portrait of a a RatCat.
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Couple of Doodles

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A couple of doodles while sitting on the front porch. I was using the procreate app… thinking about ordering a the new improved iPad.
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Abstract #6 & #7

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Just continuing to play with the ability to lock down an alpha channel in Procreate and paint inside it. Quite fun. Limiting myself to three colors and seeing what happens. Simpler seems better to me, so the top one is kind nice. But, overall I like the energy I can get with a certain brush (it does not have a name so I don’t know how to refer to it).
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Abstract #5

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Playing with some of the different brushes in Procreate and my Sensu brush.
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Valentine's Day Treat

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I dipped some strawberries for a little tasty V-day treat. The family loved them.
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Izze on the Table

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Izze sitting on the table watching whatever it is that a cat likes to watch.
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Little Guy

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A cute little figure sitting in the kitchen window. It looks like I am just about to hit the year mark on Feb 13th of doing the daily paintings.
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Apple Core

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I downloaded a new painting app yesterday called, procreate. It is very nice and I am excited to use it. This painting was done using the stylus end of the Sensu brush. The app is very responsive and fast, the apple was pretty tasty as well.
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Portrait and a Pair of Red Chairs

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Just kicking back drawing in our courtyard before dinner.
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Lewis Reclines

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Lewis. One of our cats.
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37 Signals Party

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I stopped by a happy hour that 37 signals had for customers in Austin. Popped off a couple sketches while enjoying a nice beer.
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