The Image Behind The Image

To study an image, your first step must be to break down to simple shapes. With respect to drawing quick freehand motions of gestural drawings have always been my favorite. Most formal art training will lead you through a series of quick freehand gestural exercises. To me there is something very free about the quick and almost random movements that is unique to the artist who draws it. Although the following two images are not gestural, or drawn from any figment of real life...I do like the way in which the simple shapes as they have bleed through the page. When doing so it brings a very cartoon-esk feeling to the sketch, which is also another one of my more favorite styles with art.

Until next time, and as always, "Work quickly, and always be drawing" Michelangelo 

8.5x11 sharpie pen and ink 11-28-14 estimated 1.5 hours of sketching

8.5x11 sharpie pen and ink 11-20/22-14 estimated 1 hour of sketching