Jul 20, 2008
I do millions of drawings at airports. The trick becomes how to do the same drawing over and over and make it look different. I like that I do them all in my moleskine book with watercolors. It gives them the look of a series of drawings. This one I just focused on the tail. In the shadow I wrote, "I am merely a single sardine jammed into the sealed up tin." I always meet people at the airport. People are bored waiting around for flights and I am a good distraction with my folding chair, drawing book, brushes and watercolor set. They want to see what I'm up to. Once they observe my drawing they want to look through my sketchbook. Usually I carry a couple. This way I can keep doing the painting I'm working on and they have a sketchbook or two to go through. People always give me their business card and take one of mine. Then they get home and log on to see my websites and tell their friends and family about the strange guy who draws in airports. If they are photographers, jewelry designers or some creative type, I log on to their site when I get home. Before I started drawing in sketchbooks, I hardly met anyone at airports. Now I'm a mini celebrity.