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Just a Friendly Chat | New Sketch

Hello my friends. How is your week going? It has been cold and rainy here in North Carolina. I hope you are staying warm and dry and happy with lots of books and writing things.

Today I just wanted to show you a sketch I did. I was inspired by a video thumbnail and decided to draw it and see what happened. I love the gold with the ink. I haven't mixed pencil with ink much, but it just seemed right for this sketch. Let me know what you think of it in the comments. Do you draw? Have you mixed pencil, ink and marker? Post a picture of your art below or leave a tag to your social media. I would love to check out your art as well.


Thanks for joining me today. I don't think it will be any sunnier tomorrow for me, but as long as there's coffee, books, paper and drawing, I'll be ok. ツ

I'll talk to you again soon!

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