The Fast & The Figurative

A sketchbook is like the molecular biology of the artistic organism. When we see a polished, cohesive exterior there is usually a teaming hub of machinelike activity beneath that surface, working furiously to create a whole that is greater than the sum of it’s parts. But those parts are often no less interesting. Whether it’s the simple exercise of observation and drawing or a cerebral exploration of a lofty concept, a sketchbook “lifestyle” is, in my opinion, vital to a healthy “interior” life for the visual artist. It’s where curiosity, tenacity, humor, weirdness, discipline, dreams, and coffee addiction all come together to play. Scroll down and have fun!

View examples in the slide show below!