December, 2021 Archives

Sometimes a drawing just doesn’t seem compelling, or finished, or is enough of a disappointment that you just want to go back into it. A self portrait I did bugged the hell outta me and then, as I sat down to have lunch, I was looking over recent work, including the aforementioned selfie when my lunch arrived. The grilled salmon. I had also been looking a friend’s drawing of a captured warrior who would surely be tortured. The rest just fell together or conjoined.

Drawn with fountain pen and Pitt Artist Pens on a Stillman & Birn sketchbook.

Stopped into the corporate coffee station at North & Wells wherein pitched battles of chess are in heated swing and sway. The observant among you will notice the gent on the right is playing with the black chess pieces but appears to also be holding a black pawn as if he captured one of his own. The reason being the games were very rapid and would quickly conclude then these two combatants would switch pieces. So as I sketched they were alternating who opened. Anyway, their intense postures didn’t vary much throughout their set.

Fountain pen and Pitt & Artist Pens on a Stillman & Birn sketchbook.

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