dug this up from a while back amidst piles of paper in the office apologies if this was already posted
This one is from a while back but found it amidst piles of paper in the office apologies if it is already in the archives
a number of years ago, while on a field trip to a foundry for a weekend while at art school, a bunch of us had dinner at a local diner and began passing our paper placemats around and drawing on them. Some of my class mates would stare blankly while others went right to work. The ones that took a minute or looked blankly a the blank page asked how those of us came up with stuff so readily. For some it was habit or a style or a character they had drawn for years. I believe this is one of the first times I consciously considered the idea of Don’t Think Draw. It was a matter of not thinking and just putting pen to paper. In some cases it was copying the placemat design or details and continuing from there. I believe that is what was happening in the middle section of the corpse as I had business cards strewn all over the desk.
Every once in a while my favourite pens need refills and cleaning. This often gets messier than it should. Thus the newspaper, and for some reason I always seem to do this over a tilted drawing board. What started out as pools of remaining ink and a little drip turned into a demon followed by a few strokes to get the ink flowing again.