Recent work: something quick

Rhinocat
Sometimes, you just to draw something, anything. So, it is Sunday and it is freezing outside and I am waiting for a couple of visitors to show up. So, I made this. It is a subject and design that I return to again and again when I just need to draw something and I don’t know what. At times like that, it doesn’t necessarily have to be good. And, certainly, it is not going to be perfect. But, in the end, this may be the best way to make art. You just do it and what happens, happens. When I was in school, a favorite instructor, Ed Millman, had us draw without looking at the paper or without lifting our pencil. No going back. Chuck Close is quoted as saying, “Amateurs wait for inspiration; the rest of us show up and go to work.” My own view: “Make one picture, move on and make another. Some are going to be good and some not so hot.” This quick charcoal is 19 by 24 on 25 pound charcoal paper. If someone asks how long it took to make, the answer is: “As long as it took for my visitors to show up.”

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