15 May 2017

This began as a pencil doodle. I inked it in green and blue, aiming for a coloring book page, but discovered that the blue ink smudged too easily with the eraser when I went to remove the pencil lines. So I deliberately washed the blue lines with water, and added a green wash to the parts where the ink didn’t run.

My bookbinding teacher Bill Streeter taught me that what makes you good at your work is not that you never get into trouble, but that you have a big bag of tricks for getting out of it. Drawing every day is helping me add to my bag of tricks.

Thanks, Bill.

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