charcoal sketching male figures

male figure, may 28, 2017

Drawing makes you see things clearer, and clearer, and clearer still. The image is passing through you in a physiological way, into your brain, into your memory - where it stays - it's transmitted by your hands.
Martin Gayford, A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney

male figure, charcoal sketch

I had to create an equivalent for what I felt about what I was looking at - not copy it.
Georgia O'Keefe

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
Tracy Weinzapfel

For these pages, I sketched some figures with pencil, then with pen, and lastly with charcoal. Each time I didn't like what I had drawn, I'd switch to a different tool. The practice of trying again and again takes me back to 4th grade with Sister James Edwards, standing tall in her traditional Nun's habit, reminding me, "If at first you don't succeed, ..."

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