Sunday, September 30, 2012

Old Man Drawing

Old Man Drawing in my sketchbook with coffee, graphite and white chalk
about 4" x 6"

Realistic portraits are my default art. When I'm absentmindedly sketching, it's faces, always faces. Ever since I started drawing, as a child, I drew faces (and horses!)  And when I'm feeling directionless, I always go back to faces. It's what's familiar and meaningful to me. 
A human face...the first thing we see when we open ours eyes in this world. 
A roadmap of a life lived, a personality.  Anger, sadness, love, happiness, wisdom. A human being.