A recent post from John Muir Laws titled The Enemy of the Good: moving beyond perfectionism has been an open tab in my browser for the last couple of weeks, and I’ve re-read it a few times. It couldn’t be more well timed. It’s been a crazy few weeks and promises to get crazier. And as I work through the last few commissions of the year and ship them out in time for the holidays, sketching takes a back seat.
Looking back at last week, there’s not much of note that got sketched. Still, I did put pen to paper. So here is last week, in sketches.
Last week’s figure drawing session.
And a few little sketches of my son. Yes, he did need a haircut. And he got one. Well, a trim, anyways.
I like pen and paper better than digital media. And conversation is a lot nicer than smartphone and screens.
Some days days, I’m too tired to think of something to draw, but I still miss putting pen to paper. This spread of random figures from a magazine belonged to a day like that.
It wasn’t all work this week, though. This is Jeffrey Halford and the Healers singing the Blues at Poor House Bistro in San Jose on Saturday night.