Bassist Extraordinaire

My new friend and colleague, Marshall, and I’m gonna have to get to him separately cause he’s blowing my mind, posted this YouTube video about Carol Kaye, bassist extraordinaire. So today’s practice is devoted to her (and her balls!).


Technical: Started this one in Paper by FiftyThree and finished it in Procreate.

A Digital “Pencil” and More

Behold! Pencil by FiftyThree Digital Stylus under my Christmas tree!

Yes! The PENCIL is a familiar theme here at portfoliolongo; but, this pencil ushers us deeper into a few more digital neighborhoods of the 21st century. Pencil by FiftyThree opens up additional features and more potential in Paper by FiftyThree, 53 Paper, Paper 53, Fifty Three Paper, or whatever it’s name is. At any rate I’ll be spending more time with this instrument in this app.

It was my dearest Annyth who surprised me with this thoughtful gift; but wait, there’s more!

Uphold! She also got me a Spider Monkey by Octa! Now, while I engage in iPad drawing, my left hand is free to do other things, while its mate handles a stylus or devotes a finger. This “tablet tail” is a huge ergonomic development!

Here’s my first stab with the new arrangement:


Annyth caught me:


Our Christmas Letter: h


Once again we haven’t sent out Christmas cards; so, we’re putting out a Christmas letter instead. We decided to go with “h.”

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Annyth and me!