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Monthly Archives: August 2010


This was a fun drawing I made of NCMallory for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party. It was a relaxing portrait that I drew after work one day when I had the house to myself. I highly recommend his photostream as he is very talented and an all-around interesting guy. You can see all the artists’ interpretations of him here. He […]

And the winner is…

Shana! Congratulations, I hope you enjoy your books. Send me an email at carolyn at capappasart dot com with your mailing address and I will gladly mail off your Beanys. Thank you for everyone who entered my giveaway. I am already thinking of more things that I can give away in the future. AutumnLeaves shared […]

Roadside Foliage – August Virtual Paintout

This is a quick reminder that I am hosting a giveaway of the first three issues of The Beany by Michael Nobbs until August 26 at 9 pm EST. Click here to enter. This is my submission for the Virtual Paintout centered in Prince Edward Island, Canada for August. So far this month there have […]

Beany Giveaway

Last year, I had bought myself a set of the first three issues The Beany, which is the illustrated journal of Michael Nobbs. I enjoyed them and I am now looking to give them away to someone who will enjoy them as well. At one time in my life I wanted to hold onto all the […]

Some Cool Videos and a Cautionary Tale

I hope everyone had a great weekend and has a productive week ahead. Be sure to check back here later on this week because I am going to be posting details about a giveaway that I will be hosting. I’m excited! These are some cool videos that I came across recently. I hope you enjoy […]

Works are in Progress

©2004 Carolyn A. Pappas, 8-12-2004 Sketchbook Page. Blue fountain pen ink in sketchbook. Right now I am blogging from someone else’s computer so I feel so awkward typing this. I don’t have anything new to show you yet, but I am in the process of making a “secret” drawing (at least until I give it […]


Keep your old work. You did it. There are virtues and there are faults in it for your to study. You can learn more from yourself than you can from anyone else. -Robert Henri in The Art Spirit I found my old, old sketchbook the other day when I was cleaning out through boxes of […]

Pen Reviews

This was a drawing that I made recently for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party of Felipe. I did it really fast using pitt pens (see below). Lately I have been trying to make faster drawings, which means that it is easier to mess things up in portraits especially when drawing in ink. That said, I do […]

Summertime is a Good Time

…or at least it’s supposed to be a good time. July has been my worst month to date in terms of productivity. Everything, from my own sketchbooks to my posting frequency, has gone downhill, probably because I am very preoccupied with other matters. Whenever I start drawing something I seem to get distracted. I find […]