I have just added a new link on my blog to our new Miguel Herranz-instigated international Moleskine exchange: moly_X_12. I am a bit intimidated (how do you like that for a euphemism?) at the prospect of starting a drawing in my new Japanese Moleskine, so i decided to draw it. In my big Moleskine.
This is a George Harrison i am working on as a commissioned drawing for a friend. I am not crazy about it, partly because i am working from a photo with little contrast (whose author i wish i could credit). 2B "fat" Cretacolor lead on Canson.
You can see the finished version (as finished as it will ever be, that is) here.
Yet another late-night-boots-on-the-coffee-table Pigma Micron-in-Moleskine drawing. One of my favorite movies of all time, MAGNOLIA, was on TV and i was listening as i was drawing. I must have seen it 5 times already, but i did look up for scenes with Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly -- two of my favorite actors.
And while i'm at it, here's Hold On Magnolia by Songs:Ohia, one of my favorite bands -- off of their "Magnolia Electric Co." album.
It's never too early to love a good book. This one has crocodiles, giraffes, bears, armadillos, kangaroos, and it's really soft to the touch.
And i realize this is the second book drawing in a row -- in my Moleskine book, of course!
I had a professor in college who used to tell us "As teachers, don't be afraid to make mistakes in class -- it will make you more human to the kids".
Even though (or should i say Because) French is my native tongue, i find myself flipping through this book of conjugations (which some students have nicknamed "La Bible") often, lest i should be a little too human when we go over exercises :-)
Bic Velocity pen + colored pencil in Moleskine.
Sometimes, i screw up. Not lightly. I go into it head first, with no reservations. I knew this drawing was distorted beyond repair about two thirds of the way in, but i cheerfully (well, not quite) finished it. But as Danny Gregory says in The Creative Licence, a failure is a "record of how we see". I've got a bunch of records like this!! And that's why i love drawing with a pen too. It is as unmerciful as it is fun.
Pigma Micron in Moleskine.