This site houses random sketches from my sketchbooks. After working as a designer ( graphic and product ) and illustrator for years, I stopped keeping a formal sketchbook and only drew from life when an assignment required this kind of drawing. Keeping a sketchbook felt a bit like overkill. I did sketches, but did not archive them in any formal way beyond tossing “the worthies” in a binder. After a whole day dealing with the visual world, how was a sketchbook going to be pleasant? Do dentists make molds of teeth in their free time? Develop imaginary bridges? Make plans to fill future cavities? ( maybe only really dedicated dentists…)
A bout of insomnia led to some sketches which eventually became a THREADLESS T-SHIRT. I had no rules surrounding this drawing, and this separated the work from commercial concerns. It became a vacation. Fifteen minutes at a time. I started drawing from life in spare moments and then this activity became meditation. Very healthy. Reminded me of why I liked the art thing in the first place.
Recently became a member of URBAN SKETCHERS and now have several completed books on the shelf .
Drawing is good for you. Do some every day!
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