This week’s Monster Monday (18 and counting) comes right off my art desk. Whenever I am starting a new project where I have to ink I’ll start one of these. It’s kinda like a sketchbook page, I get to warm up a bit while I practice the inks. They are very stream of consciousness, whatever pops into my head winds up on the drawing board. It is influenced by the music or movie I am listening to in the studio (thank you very much Mr. Kilpatrick and Mr. Hart). These things start to take on a life of their own and I wind up finishing them before the piece I might be working on. Where they may hinder my productivity slightly, they more than make up for it in getting the creativity going. A fair trade off in my book.
Above: Rapidographs, Microns and ball-point pens on Strathmore Bristol (smooth).