I try to draw different things to get better at drawing. The human figure is not my thing but here’s a video of me being me.
I've been posting to my blog here on a daily basis. I’ve done so for about a week in a row so far and I’ve noticed that it’s not that hard to do once you make it a non-negotiable. But consistently creating doesn’t make you a better creator unless quality is something that you’re focused … Continue reading Consistency Doesn’t Produce Quality Unless Quality is Valued
It's easy, especially when working a 9-5, to get sucked into the concept that Monday-Friday, our lives revolve around work and anything else is just recouperation time. But even the busiest beavers have a lot of time outside of their professional lives, they just have to remind themselves sometimes. When in pursuit of something that’s … Continue reading The Moment
It's funny how even the most daunting tasks become far more achievable when you don't give yourself much of a choice in the matter. We never forget to brush our teeth or to shower. They're "non-negotiables" and anything otherwise would be gross. But why isn't it just as gross to let ourselves down? To not … Continue reading It’s Non-Negotiable
As I sit in my apartment next to my wife and newborn son, in a city we love, sipping on a latte that I was able to make myself. I realize that I can remember a not so distant time in my life where I so DESPERATELY longed for the life that I now have. … Continue reading The Enemy of Gratitude is Entitlement
You’re probably wrong about something. It’s the end of the day and no matter what it is that you did or did not accomplish, there’s something that you’re inevitably wrong about. It could be your most recent take on the whole food/plant based diet, or your opinion on what you wore today...It could be both. … Continue reading You’re Wrong
If you want to get better at cooking, you cook. If you want to get better at writing, you write. If you want to get better at drawing than you draw. You won’t always produce the result that you wanted, but your inevitable mistakes will give yourself space and an opportunity to create...Over, and over, … Continue reading Always Be On Some Shit
I recently started a new sketchbook for my (somewhat) daily gouache paintings. The premise of the project is a simple, underlying idea. "Sketch the every day." Makes sense... When you can draw, you carry a sketchbook with you everywhere. You sit alone in a busy crowd or park, trying to scratch out every fleeting scene … Continue reading Sketching the Everyday
I haven’t really “sketched” in a long time. In fact, I haven’t really been painting or drawing at all recently. Anything that I have done has felt forced and frustrating. You see, I hold an expectation for myself that I have to be consistent. I have to show the world that I’m constantly practicing and … Continue reading Consistency isn’t Discipline and Sketching isn’t Consistent
You don’t know shit and that’s okay. Just take a breath and do what you can.