got home and now i’m throwing paint around. trying to keep some of the movement of the sketch (pictured again below).
Aimee doing a demo. I would have liked to paint her but there was no place to set up, so I had to do a quick sketch instead and took notes for later.
It’s more of a compulsion for me. It just happens all of the time - very little drawing comes about as a result of getting inspired. When I get inspired I want to go talk to everybody and ride my bike around in the sunshine and plan things that are too fantastical to ever accomplish. Then I crash and burn and go crawling back to my sketchbook to make angry, grumpy little drawings about my inability to stay happy. As for what I like to draw most: people, and whatever personality is behind them. Living things. It gives me immense satisfaction to be able to capture an expression or gesture or look in the eye.
I don’t know if that is a satisfactory answer, but it’s really nice of you to be interested. Thanks!
Quick li’l washy sketch of Dad - trying use up the muddy dregs of gouache from the last time instead of putting down new paint. Because, you know, it’s so hard to open a tube and squeeze.
Watered-down gouache in pocket moleskine.
My sister, who lives in Alaska during the summers, requested that I come visit her up there sometime soon. I, excellent sibling that I am, sent a postcard instead. Look how clever: I’m “mailing myself” to her. Ha ha. In case it is unclear, the little bundles underneath me labelled “THAI” are not drugs (no matter how much it looks that way) - they are a particular type of asian-fusion burrito thing that I used to eat pretty much every day when Tess was living with me because I was lazy and didn’t want to pack lunch. She liked to tease me about it.
I did a postcard swap with Ghosttthead! The top two images are the front and back of the card that I sent. The bottom two images are the front and back of the card I just received from Ghosttthead. I’m pretty excited. Postcard club is fun! Everybody should do it! Ok, I’ll stop with the exclamation points now.