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Blue Pen Drawing | Shayna Colvin by Julia Walck

I started this blue pen drawing of Shayna Colvin back in 2013, and finally finished it a few days ago! It really only took about 4-5 sittings, but I never got around to doing it. I was looking through an old sketchbook and came across it and thought, "I'm going to finish this tonight." I drew for four hours straight and now here we are. 

Here's a video showing a bit of the process that goes into my blue pen drawings, and some progress shots below. 

Process 🔁

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Sisterhood of the Traveling Sketchbook by Julia Walck

My friend Kelly and I have been mailing a Japanese foldout style Moleskine sketchbook back and forth for the past four years. Actually, she’s held it hostage for the past two and finally gave it back yesterday! We alternate drawing on spreads and connect the end points of illustrations to the beginning of the next. She titled her most recent piece, “Grad School” (the skull).