Every morning when I rise (at 5:30am!), after I make the coffee and walk Sammy Schnauzer, I go to my studio to write in my journals and make some sketches. Most days, I make a sketch or two in an old dictionary. I enjoy drawing with the added element of text in the background and the occasional printed illustration on the pages. Typically, I use a Sharpie marker and try to draw as freely and quickly as possible. I use a photo for reference or draw from imagination. Sometimes these sketches become the basis for an iPad painting. Here are a few recent sketches:

(Words and images Copyright 2016© by Michael Kallstrom) 

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