Sunday, July 11, 2010

Getting Going

I always find the the first blank page of a new sketch crazy intimidating so last night around 10pm I flipped to the middle and told myself to draw whatever. This is what came out. To me it looks like my subconscious was feeling a little Catholic. Drawing the monsters in the bottom was the best part. I think I want to do more of them. Although next time I'm going to take the time to find my black pen. Blue looks kind of silly to me.

I visited the National Art Gallery yesterday and got to enjoy this incredible German Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection 1580-1900. It made me feel like I draw like a monkey but SO delicious to see. Check out the slide show. The sketch books on view were jaw dropping.


  1. This is what I'm talking about. Just beautiful. I've always been a fan of your hands. They are so elegant and interesting here.

  2. The monster corner is great- the salmon makes for an unconventional monster. I have to go see those German masters - Menzel is amazing