Let me state this right away: I draw because I enjoy it. And only because I enjoy it. I’m not the next da Vinci nor do I want to be. I don’t know anything about the technicalities of drawing and that’s awesome! Here’s why:
Drawing has always been something that I do for fun or to calm my mind. Had I studied the technical aspects of it, I would have started to over-think the whole process (something I am guilty of a lot) and that means I would find less pleasure in it. I don’t want to start thinking about angles and perspectives and ratios and shades. I just want to follow where the tip of my pencil takes me and watch something take shape in front of my eyes.
Often, I get inspired by an unusual face, striking features, an odd look, an aspect of personality that you can catch in a glimpse of a second, that draws you in and haunts you. That’s when I start drawing, attempting to capture what it is that struck me. Most times, I feel like I can’t. The spark of divinity I’m sometimes allowed to observe is very subtle, volatile and hard to capture, but I try nonetheless – just for the indulgence of letting that thought, that visual stay in my mind for a certain period of time, where I can play around with it, trying to grasp it fully.
Sounds like a lot of woo woo but that’s what it’s like for me. So after all this talking, here are some examples of my drawings: