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Today marks six years of daily doodles. Many years ago I got into the habit of drawing portraits on my morning paper. Six years ago today I started posting those drawings on this blog. Clicking on the above pic will take you to a high resolution, zoomable collection of all 1550 doodles. Direct Link Use the tools at the bottom of the image to zoom and navigate. A viewer can also click while holding the space bar and dragging up for zoom or simply click and drag to navigate. ...

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Adebanji Alade is a talented artist born in Nigeria, living in the United Kingdom. His site "My art, my passion for sketching” is a treasure trove of carefully observes and skillfully sketched commuters on London's public transportation, with the occasional update of his studio work. I regularly check his site to see his work and get inspired. Recently, I learned he was participating in a sketchbook/journal exchange entitled The Flying Moleskins. Adebanji provided a theme for his sketchbook of "Homelessness and Poverty." I wrote him expressing my interest in contributing something. For years I've been doing this morning exercise (for a lack of a better term) of drawing a portrait-a-day of news makers, on the corresponding news article. Most often my posted doodles are done on the New York Times or The Star Ledger, but I thought it would be interesting to sketch the New York homeles ...

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