Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Ballpoint


When I don't feel I have the time to fully commit myself to a long term project (or other elements inhibit my ability to do so such as space or access to materials and supplies), I like to work on drawings of lesser commitment. Ballpoint is mobile, requires only one tool (excluding the sketchbook itself) and if I screw it up, I can tear it in half and not feel bad about it. This piece was done while flying to/from Phoenix. Drawings like this afford me the opportunity to explore ideas without a commercial application (I've been told recently my natural style is very dark and would scare off potential clients). This drawing, I believe, fits neatly into that category. It's based on a man I saw eating in a Shari's restaurant.

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