Update 3

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(Note: I wrote this a couple weeks ago and forgot to post it so I’ll be posting another update pretty soon that more accurately reflects my current state of affairs) Several years ago I started combining multiple drawings into one page in my sketchbook but not necessarily for stylistic reasons. Mostly I felt like only drawing one […]

Update 2: The Nitty Gritty

Although I made some adjustments to the placement and proportions, you can see how the initial shapes I drew guided the drawing

Drawing allows more (detailed? fluid?) specificity than painting. A pretty simple statement, but it’s a lot more nuanced than that. With pencil it’s much easier to shift the tone, and you can work back and forth erasing and adding, erasing and adding. Painting is a totally different process though. You have to mix the paint […]

Update 1: Getting down to business

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I’ve been in Tokyo since March, going to class, exploring the city, buying supplies, painting some, drawing a bunch. Initially I planned to paint still lives, kind of bring my sketchbook around with me, and draw portraits of people. Of course, once I outlined a plan to follow I became reluctant to actually follow it. I […]