I somehow messed up the dates in my sketchbook. At first I thought a bunch of pages came loose and got shuffled by my two year-old son, but a series of bound pages jump around in time. I'm very confused. Once I get that figured out, I'll post another blue-line sketchbook.

In the meantime, take a look at this! It takes a really long time to cut out all the things I'm not embarrassed to show you and make a collage of the not-completely-horrible sketches, so I'm just going to throw a bunch of pages up here and you can look or not look at whatever you want. I've been drawing with ultra fine, felt-tipped pens. Working with ink seems to make me looser. I haven't erased a single pencil mark yet, but the absolute permanent feel of the ink somehow helps me not torture myself over every line. If I make a bad mark in pencil, I'm going really softly and can slowly sculpt the right curve or angle out of the blank paper. In ink, if I make a bad move, it's there and I just have to keep going. I move faster and get the same results, it seems.

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I'm starting to get faces. Still no real consistency. I still don't know anything about hair or necks. The shapes of short hair on men are more easily observed and absorbed. Girls... I don't know about girls' hair. Girls need work. Jawlines...

Is there a style a-brewin'? Hopefully not a bad one.

There's some good stuff from an actual artist sitting in my inbox right now. But you know what? You can't have it. Not yet...

 - db

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