Thursday, March 24, 2011

For the love of the commute

10in x 10in ball point pen on paper

I love my commute to work. Seriously.

It gives me two hours a day to draw from a host of unique characters. On the trains I am given countless free models who challenge me with their original costumes and restless movement.

Below is one of the more stoic characters I have encountered. This man sat still for almost fifteen minutes. This is unusual because most people cannot sit that still for that long unless they are asleep. But I prefer the people who are not sleeping because I never know when I will loose that pose.

Drawing fast everyday helps me capture the essential elements of my subjects. Plus, the unpredictability keeps my sort attention span occupied.

Friday, March 18, 2011

ECUADOR - part 2 "Head Shrinkers"

More pen drawings from my trip.

These were actual human shrunken heads!

Pretty cool.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

ECUADOR - part 1 - "A pallid bust."

I had the great fortune to spend the entire month of February in Ecuador.

This experience has opened my mind to see what is necessary for happiness and prolonged contentment in life.

A sense of creative freedom is of prominent importance and I am so grateful to be able to work anywhere. To take advantage of this, I always have my sketchbook with my and my favorite drawing pen.

This is a photo of me drawing Garay Asisclo Portocarrero (First Cheif of the Fire Department in Guayaqui) along with the drawing from my sketchbook.