Aug 9, 2006
Believe it or not, when drawing in my notebooks I have never thrown out a drawing or ripped a page out ever, and I do mean NEVER. So if I start to draw and it's not coming out so well ( which happens quite a bit) I just keep going and in the end it usually looks pretty damn good. I know how to rescue sketches. For the first time in my life I ripped a page out of a journal. It was a brand new spiral one. It was my first attempt in that book. I was at my friend's farm in upstate New York. I saw a horse standing in its stall but as I began to draw, the horse would not cooperate. He would constantly turn his back to me. Usually I would wait him out but it was 100 degrees out and I was frustrated. And that's when it happened, I actually tore a page out of one of my books. I was a little ashamed. I even looked around to see if anyone had seen what happened. A few cows did but who cares. I crumpled it up and put it in my pocket. When I got home a week later I found it in my suitcase. I was drinking a beer or two and looking at it on the ground and all of a sudden, I liked it. It is not the kind of drawing I do. It was quick and loose with a splash of color for no reason. So here it is for all to see. Embarrassed one day, proud the next.
There is an interview about me at Artful Wisdom. http://artfulwisdom.blogspot.com/