Tag Archives: charcoal and pencil

What? More smudges Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another one from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave – which I am currently re-reading – it’s great fun! Then the rain began to patter softly against the window: a rillet would … Continue reading

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Oh look, another smudge drawing…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the one sitting reading the Financial Times, waving his trunk around, and scowling. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As I have mentioned in a recent post (click) I seem to have drifted into doing … Continue reading

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Going crazy-crazy with the charcoal smudges…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s nice fish names are: the Antarctic icefish, the clown loach, the grunt, the dusky grouper, the eagle ray, and the killifish. Which one of these would you least like to get stuck in a broken … Continue reading

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I think it’s just a tree-cloud Dave…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one trying on Bermuda shorts in the sale of unsold summer wear in House of Fraser. (H of F) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Come on, let’s get this cloud thing out of the way and … Continue reading

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That drawing successfully rescued…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: broiling, wowf, reboant, meconic, rhyparographic, compital and bouncy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm, yes… so, going back to my rather rambling post of a few days ago which was entitled Bins, ne-er-do-wells, charcoal and … Continue reading

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Stella perks up her tea…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected fish names are: the Alfonsino, the Jellynose Fish, the Queen Parrotfish, the Kafue Pike, the Searobin, and the Upside-down Catfish. If you dipped your hand into the water which one would you decide … Continue reading

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Stella drops something on the carpet…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: grim, prolegomenous, triapsidal, leucitic, coticular, pygidial, and frothy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The Cloudy Day. 2015. Charcoal and pencil on paper, probably about 24″ x 18″. ‘Did you see the sky?’ ‘Oh, good morning … Continue reading

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