I'm working on an art swap with a friend; Gina created some artwork that I'm really excited to have, and I suggested that we do an art trade. She asked about some collages that I had done previously so I linked to those from my blog, then went to measure them. When looking for them I realized I had a dozen collages that had never been scanned and put on here. These collages are from this past year, with a few having been created sometime late last year.
Overall, I'm not exceptionally proud of a lot of these, but this blog isn't called "100,000 Bad Drawings" for no reason.
Over the past month I have been making an effort to use my Moleskine notebook more in order to get myself into the mindset of making "art." It has helped to keep it out within my visual range; keeping it on the coffee table, or setting it in my studio on my drawing desk. That being said, here are some of the doodles that have fallen out of my pen and brain recently.
One of the things on my what-I'm-going-to-do-after-my-Masters list was to work with charcoal. For some reason I felt like this meant a huge time-suck, and I wasn't even sure I had charcoal, a chamois, the right erasers, etc. (i.e., bullshit excuses), so I finally purchased some charcoal, a chamois, the right erasers, etc. (no bullshit excuses), and put them to the page today. It didn't take that long.