July 21, 2005

five sketchbooks


Five sketchbooks, drawn in the sixth one. Over 200 days of drawing, now. (This is the sketch made on day 204.) Never would have expected this project to evolve as it has - even the bad days have their own discoveries. I am so much more focussed on process now than I ever was before. I used to regard it as a consolation prize - oh, the process is helpful, even if I don't like the result, I would think. Now process and continuity are the center of my work; individual drawings are just the by-product. As a result, I am much more willing to take chances, say 'why not?' The individual project may fail, but I know I will keep working. I am incredibly grateful to have learned this.

Posted by EGP at July 21, 2005 10:41 AM

Congratulations on all that you have done and on finding the meaning of process.

Posted by: Laura at July 24, 2005 4:59 PM

Your sketchbooks are inspiring...and so is the fact that you have kept up with it. I am on my first one. This is the first time I have really made a dent in one.

Posted by: joyce at September 16, 2005 11:29 PM

WOW! I just stumbled upon your website and I must say I am impressed. I am taking a beginners drawing class to satisfy my core curriculum and I have such a hard time drawing. Your pictures are super great and your talent is awesome. Great work!

Posted by: Jennifer at November 6, 2005 8:30 PM