Monday, January 30, 2012


About 8-1/2" x 8-1/2" in my new Midori Traveler's Notebook. In a signature that I sewed myself. Done with watercolor and gouache.

This appears to be an "art journal" page. Who knew?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


This is about 7-1/2" x 4", gouache (and some watercolor pencil) on Stonehenge "Kraft" paper.

Friday, January 13, 2012

To Whom? To Todd DiLaBounta.

Iroshizuku Syo-ro "Dew-on-Pine-Tree" ink in a folded nib pen, on S&B Gamma paper.

BONUS: ChronoCon "First Light" HDR – HD Timelapse. Watch this:

Friday, January 6, 2012

Wild Side

Gouache and Quink ink on S&B Gamma paper, using a homemade folded pen.

Art Journal?

What is the difference between an "art journal" and a "sketchbook"? Is the difference measured on a continuum or along a sliding scale? If so, then what defines the two poles?

Or is the difference one of intent and purpose? In which case is there is no continuum, but only a yes-or-no answer?

What of this definition? --->  An art diary, art journal or visual journal is a daily journal kept by artists, often containing both words and sketches, and occasionally including mixed media elements such as collages. Such books will frequently contain rough workings, in cartoon form, of ideas later to appear in finished works, as well as acting as a normal diary, by allowing the artist to record their day-to-day activities and emotions.

Is that definition specific enough? Is it too inclusive? 

What's the difference between an "artist's journal" and an "art journal"?

What about this alternative definiton? ---> Art journals are collections of composed pages, designed to be complete "works of art" once finished, both as individual page spreads and as whole journals. (Courtesy of my friend JWG.) 

Does this second definition rule out "rough workings"? Is there a place for "rough workings" in a "compete work of art"?

Bonus: I wish this guy was related to me!