This is an ongoing series of sketches I've done that started with a conversation with a friend. He asked me if I got a tattoo, what would I get. I found this a hard question to answer. It would have to be something meaningful and inspirational to me. I sat down with my sketch pad and came up with my sketch for "Courage". The
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The gorgeous @MICA

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mica:
thanks you so much:3
hephestuss:
You are most certainly welcome. When I saw the original photograph on your set, I just felt compelled to draw it. 

Tomorrow is Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day when it began in 1868. It is a national holiday to honor all Americans who have died in military service.

All across this wonderful country, every memorial day a ritual is carried out thru the day. At dawn, the flag of the United States of America is briskly raised to the top of the staff then
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iggy:
I dislike how Memorial Day has become a day to buy things on sale and get drunk though. That's not exactly a great way to remember our fallen heroes. 
hephestuss:
I agree entirely @iggy. It has become like so many other holidays. People have long forgotten the reason behind them and they don't care as long as they get a day off of work (unlike me). The reason you're free to shop or get drunk at a bbq (or crawfish boil here in New Orleans) is the sacrifice of over a million men and women. 

My attempt to capture even the smallest portion of the beauty of these wonderful women. I am by no strech of the imagination a professional artist, at best I am a dabbler.

The stunninng @seren

The gorgeous @indi

The lovely @lioness

The beautiful @dimples

The breathtaking @arielita

The dazzling @marajade


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seren:
<3
lyamoon:
very nice!

I've started sketching again after a bit of a break.

Nancy A

Vanda B

Elizabeth Marxs

The incomparable Dita Von Tease


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Bored work doodle..

Drink one for me.

goetia:
skål! <3
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well..doodling

Give me a scrap of paper, a writing increment and a few minutes and I'll bee doodling

Case in point:

A pen and ink doodle last night, for no better reason than I bought a new fountain pen and hadn't done a pen and ink drawing to a heck of a long time. Not so bad for a scant couple of
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I have been working on a bit more ambitious sketch.

Unfortunately, I don't have a large format scanner so I've taken a few detail shots

The Princess

The dragon

And the falls


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lincy:
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My name is Dan and I am not the kind of person who leads an interesting enough life to blog about.

I make my living with my voice of all things. I'm not a singer or orator, I am a phone operator. I spend my day answering phones and making pages over the public address system. Far, far from exciting.

My hobbies are not...
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emibot:
Welcome fellow phone operator :)
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This is a drawing I worked on between parades most of Mardi Gras. I'm very happy with how it came out. What do you think?