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  • The Coloring Books Are Here!

    The first printing of my X-rated Coloring Book has arrived! If you pre-ordered, your coloring books are on their way to you. If you didn’t pre-order, do it now (they’re $14.95 each plus shipping). Your coloring book will be shipped immediately, but quantities are limited, so order now. Here’s a link: https://douglassimonson.com/product/book-simonson-men-coloring-book/

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  • Coloring Book Almost Done!

    I’m finishing up the last few images for the coloring book and it’ll be ready to go to the printers this week! Here are a few more images to whet your appetite. In the meantime, you can pre-order your copy(s) on my website (here’s a link), and we’ll ship your coloring book to you as […]

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  • Update on the Simonson Adult Coloring Book

    I’m nearing completion on the Simonson Men Adult Coloring Book, with most of the illustrations done. The book should be done and published by mid-February. In the meantime, you can pre-order your copy(s) on my website (here’s a link), and we’ll ship your coloring book to you as soon as they’re off the presses!

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  • Work Continues on the Simonson Men Adult Coloring Book…

    The Simonson Men Adult Coloring Book is coming along nicely. The book will have 40 illustrations, and with 28 done, I’m almost 3/4 of the way there. Here are a few more of them to get you excited about the coloring book (which I’m hopeful will be done in February). I’ll be making the book […]

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  • First Look: Simonson Men Adult Coloring Book

    I’m working on a new project: an adult coloring book featuring some of my best drawings and paintings from the last 30+ years. Here’s a proposed cover for the coloring book: Here are a couple of the first images I’ve completed for the coloring book, which is targeted for release in February. I’ll post more images […]

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  • Sketch to Painting: Brendan Being Moody

    Today I worked on the second of the 3 face sketches. This one was fun. I kept it very loose and I’m happy to note that I didn’t overdo it–I stopped while it was still lively and energetic. In-progress shots below… It’s called “Brendan Being Moody.” Click here to go to the Main Gallery of […]

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  • Sketch to Painting: Boy in a Red Cap

    Yesterday I tackled the first of the 3 face sketches. I decided to start with the boy in the baseball cap. I transferred the pencil sketch to a piece of canvas and then just dived in. I used the color scheme I’d applied to the scanned image in Photoshop–and it worked out just fine. This […]

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  • Sketching: Working on Painting Ideas

    I’ve been working on a special project a lot lately–a new book (more on that later!)–and was missing painting. So I thought I’d do some faces (that’s one of my favorite things to paint btw). So I grabbed some images of handsome young men and started drawing. I did about 10 very rough sketches, and […]

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  • New Painting in Progress: Specs

    Started a new painting today. I sketched it onto the canvas pretty carefully, so that when it was time to start painting I could get totally reckless. I find the more energy I have at the beginning of the painting, the better. The next day: I’ve added more visual information without getting bogged down in […]

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  • CHRISTMAS AT JERRI’S

    This blog entry is about a class demonstration that inspired a painting. The classes in painting I teach every Friday afternoon in Puerto Vallarta tend to focus on what I call “seeing the big shapes.” In a nutshell, this means ignoring the details of the image you’re trying to draw or paint, and just looking [...] Continue Reading