Tuesday, November 18, 2008

sketching, sketching, sketching....

When I started at Disney I never kept a sketchbook. I give John Quinn the credit for teaching me that the only way to be better is to keep a book. Did I listen....? Not for a long time.

Now of course I keep several at all times. Often I carry two or three with me on a holiday so I have a choice of which book I want for which subject matter. I have recently started books on nature as well as architecture (I don't yet have the balls to post anything so don't look for them anytime soon), but it has always been about drawing people.

I know I draw a lot of people reading and drinking coffee and whatnot, but who cares? I am drawing right? I am always trying to push myself to be more creative and interpretive. I find sketchbook art has shaped my ability to see things and interpret them like no other art form. If I had a choice of what I would do for an entire day it would be to sketch in a book in public drawing every big nose and ass around me. The weirder people look the happier I am. I want to thank everyone who has said kind words to me on previous posts. So many of you are people whose talent and opinions I admire and respect a great deal.







8 comments:

The Bear Maiden said...

As always, Peter, you are my guide, my secret "nudge" and I'm not drawing now, not keeping a sketchbook like you taught me. But I keep you on my blogroll because, well, because one day I'm going to live up to you and all you taught me. I find it amusing that you are so humble about your talent... because to me you are formidable, untouchable...

Charecua said...

Outstanding sketches!! I must watch this blog now!

Ricardo Lopez Ortiz said...

Great post Pete! Love the drawings as always!

Hopefully I'll be able to go to the FIT drawings sessions from now on :)

R.Dress said...

Haha Oh man these are great! Love these.

Matt J said...

Good stuff Peter-the JTQ influence is apparent, a fine mentor to have. I'd love to do nothing other than sketch the public too-if only that job existed!

Ry's Photo Blog said...

Pete, These are really impressive...your observations of people just get better and better!

C.B. Canga said...

awesome. top notch quality

Tomás Serrano said...

Awesome awesome awesome portraits! The whole blog is fabulous.