Day 38: 2012 Sketching/Drawing

My whole life, whenever I've been on the telephone with someone, I've always drawn heads. When I'm in a long meeting, I draw heads and any people's faces I can see. It doesn't seem to take me away from the conversation/concentration but I suddenly realized that this is what I do and what I've always done.  Maybe I've always wanted to be a portrait person.

Was on the phone with a friend the other day.  All over my desk are accumulations of photos torn out of the newspaper.  On top of the pile was a photo of Joe Paterno left over from that mess at Penn State.  I started my initial sketch.  This is as far as I got that day.

Some other phone call, I'll do him again, and again, and pretty soon I'll photo enlarge him, having gotten the gist of his face, draw him 8x10 or so and have at him with the watercolor paints.  That part is always so much fun.

Here's as far as I got the first time.

Day 37: 2012 The Little Chicken and Sketchbooks with removable pages

Have you seen what a group of us have been up to with regards to the Travelling Chicken?
About the Project

Would you have any interest in joining in? It's been fun, seeing what other people can think of with regards to the Little Chicken.
We "require" that the participating artists have a blog and most of you most certainly qualify!
If you want to join in on the fun, send me an email:  polsby     at

And then for all you sketchers out there.  Came across an interesting sketchbook which has removable, replaceable pages.  You can organize your sketchbook long "after the fact", you can remove "bad" pages, you can insert more sketches.........sounds pretty good and I didn't know if you'd heard of it yet.
50# paper
Never have really like canson products but this could be interesting.