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Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect

Okay, so, in an effort to improve myself, I decided to practice drawing faces facing right. For whatever reason (probably related to my right-handedness), I always draw people facing to the left, and I’m way better at that. Maybe these ones don’t look that much worse than my left-facing doodles, but I feel much less […]

Writing Retro

Writing Retro

Do you guys remember this? Once upon a time, little packets of graphite used to be a necessary part of my back-to-school shopping. But as I went on to college and the proverbial real world, I found myself using pens much more, or using the eraser so much that it would give out before the […]

My Actual Job

My Actual Job

You may not know this, but in the (not quite) year since I returned from Russia, I have been ┬ádoing more than ruminating philosophically. I do, in fact, have a Job (though it could be argued that the capital J is unwarranted). I work at the Carnegie Library, in the Children’s Department, teaching Spanish, and […]

Apologies to the Royal Family

Apologies to the Royal Family

I asked for suggestions of what to draw on facebook, and today’s Doodle is an amalgamation of all of them. In honor of the Netherlands’ newly installed King, Willem-Alexander. I couldn’t pick just one thing to draw, so I did three. First, a portrait of the new king. Then, a sketch of the former queen […]

Throwback

Throwback

I resurrected some “technique” from my caricaturing days at Idlewild Park for the shading on today’s Doodle.