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Friday, November 19, 2010

to blog or not to blog

the internet is made for artists. so easy just post something. but finding the time to "blog", that's another story.

when i go to cities, i like to take a pad and charcoal along on the subway and try to come up with something. the people come and go, so there's a fair amount of imagination and memory involved. it's embarrassing  to get caught sketching somebody's portrait, so you try not to be too obvious.

they say that the great french painter pascin had his own method to sketch incognito. he wore a  baggy overcoat and drew on a small pad in his pocket, without even looking at the drawing.  hard to imagine how he did it, or how that didn't draw more attention to him.