This week I’m back to using the Blackwing Palamino pencil. You’ll be reading more about that particular drawing implement later today in The 2019 PopCult Gift Guide. I am falling in love with this soft, smooth line.

For this exercise in pencil discipline, I used one of my own images from the 2010 Stark Charleston animated short that I made for the 100th episode of Radio Free Charleston. Based on a photo I took while driving across the South Side Bridge into Charleston. I brought up the photo on the computer screen and sketched out the outlines, then finished it on the kitchen table, in a traditional artist’s hunched-over position.  I’m really enjoying having the use of my hands again.

If you wish, you can click this image to see it bigger.

Meanwhile, over in radio-land, Monday on The AIR, our Monday Marathon presents eight hours of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat starting at 7 AM. At 3 PM we are expecting to bring you am encore episode of Prognosis from a couple of months ago. Tomorrow The AIR will proudly welcome a new program from an old friend to the lineup. We’ll tell you about that Tuesday morning.

You can listen to The AIR at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

Also, some time after noon today you can expect the next entry in The 2019 PopCult Gift Guide. The plan is to recommend at least three gifts for you later Monday, with multiple entries each day.