Just for fun, I thought I would include a slide show of some of my sketchbook cartoons. These are drawing lifted unedited from my sketchbooks with a little photoshop color added. I am very big on sketchbooks as a way of generating the ideas for the paintings you see in this site. I have been drawing regularly in my sketchbooks since one was assigned to me during my junior year at Skidmore College. Been doing them every since. . Because I have been devoting an hour every day for the past 35+ years to drawing in these books, certain rhythms emerge. At times I struggle and other times the ideas seem to pour out of my pen tip. I never know what will happen. I’ve always thought the important thing is to just keep doing it. You never know when lightning will strike and a good idea will come out of the blue. Chances of capturing these strikes are increased through the act of drawing. I try to meditate every morning before my drawing session. This clears my mind and lets the good stuff rise to the surface. It also relaxes me and provides focus. I am much more measured in my drawing after I meditate. It works for me.
Every month I send out a batch of new sketchbook cartoons via email. If you'd like to receive them, please contact me and I'd be happy to put you on my list.