Jan 18, 2016
The New James Jean
There is a million people who do this drawing in sketchbooks thing. One person is head and heels above the rest. His name is James Jean. He is the very best and no one else comes close. In fact, I could make a case that he is the greatest artist in America right now. This innocuous drawing is one I recently did on a plane trip to Florida. It may not seem like one of my most fantastic drawings. When I finished it though, I came to a realization. I have become James Jean. The problem is, I have not become the genius James Jean of today. When I looked at this sketch, I saw the James Jean sketchbooks of 14 years ago. Although I will never be good enough to tie his shoes, my admiration for his work has lifted what I do to great heights. All of you may see a nice drawing of a little old lady on a plane during sunrise, I SEE how far I've come.