Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Year-end moleskine review
Over the course of 2009, I've filled a couple of hundred pages standing at the end of the subway car drawing people's heads. Nothing compared to some of the sketchers out there, but enough to get a little repetitious sometimes. Ballpoint pen, manila paper... it really is just one head after another.
But when I'm having a good day of it, I see how much variety there is in that monotony... how really, really different every face is from every other face. Because I draw from my head so much, it's become really important to me to get this kind of observational work in.
I don't suppose any of these drawings will form a basis for a character in a book illustration, but collectively they've done a lot to expand my range. When I sit down to draw out of my head, there's a lot more in there because of this work.
So here's a little set of samples from the 2009 Moleskines. A few repeats from earlier posts, but not too many: