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In order of appearance:

21. Lucian Freud. Specifically, those works of the mid-to-late 1950s; before the hogs hair brushes, the cremnitz white, the larger and looser canvases.

22. Olya Leontieva. An interesting piece from this Moscow-based painter and illustrator. and for more.

23. Thomas Bates. Clean lines, black-heavy. Tattoos out of the UK. and

24. Yiran Liu. Lots going on here with this artist. for more paintings and also very good drawings.

25. Linsey Levendall. Supreme work ethic and able to jump style-to-style creating work which is at once both baroque and essential. for daily updates of sketches, paintings and illustration.

26. Jordan Danchilla. A portrait by this artist working from Saskatoon. Paintings and etchings available inexpensively through

27. Tugboat Printshop. Collaborative printshop of Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth. Really excellent work here—I’ve ordered prints from them before and can’t recommend the quality enough. Website is, with catalogue, store, and a breakdown of their process. If you’re at all interested in contemporary block-printing, don’t pass checking this pair out.

28. Nicholas Di Genova. 8 years ago, dropped me a copy of the April06 edition of with a bookmark stuck in halfway and said, ‘check this guy out, you both do the characters with a lot of detail.’ Pages 20/21 were a short article by Jen Selk with Nicholas Di Genova, and Alex was right—lots of detail, and the works at that time of ink and paint on animation cel was a technical approach I’d been looking for, and hadn’t been seeing anywhere else. Thanks for the early inspiration

29. HJ Jackson. 60+ years of linocuts printed with a tobacco tin. Http:// for more.

30. Jan Dingle. Another printmaker from the Bircham Gallery stable. Many works available for £40. Http://

Updates, as usual, every Friday at 7.30AM EST.

[Notation in the future will be adjusted to reflect the error of Freud and Leontieva being double-listed as No. 21 on instagram.]

'encre noire.' 4.25”by5.5” notebook ink drawing. 2014. Perspective takes a backseat.

Another school drawing. Graphite and conté on 19”by25” paper. 2014.

Progress so far on this precursor to a collaboration with Ink on ‘dannyco’ brand hairstyling mannequin.

A crude photograph showing the very early stages of building a wallpaper layout. With thanks to trainee, Joe, at FedEx for his help in reproducing this for me today [170 University Ave W. Waterloo ONT].

A recent school drawing assignment, graphite and conté on 25”by19” paper. A still life drawn using modified glasses to obscure vision—in this case, safety glasses taped with perforated kraft paper and then wrapped in gauze.

A poster of my brother’s. Dr. Fritz Kahn (1888-1968), was a Berlin-based physician and author known for his illustrations of the relations of body and machine, and for bringing scientific ideas to the layman through these illustrations.

'skull study 2.' 3.75”by3.75” notebook ink drawing. 2014. A small one from last night.

After seeing my tailor today [Tasso, who operates Confidence Tailoring, top floor at 259 King St W, Kitchener ONT], I stopped as I usually do to look at this very large painting hanging above the stairs. The signature is just illegible enough to render it totally unreadable, but it is also marked ‘1999 PETER PHAM.’ As much of the building seems otherwise unoccupied, I wonder what the circumstances were under which the painting was hung there, and for how long it might run in the future.