Little Vita

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I’ve been drawing little Vita for many years now. She sort of sprouted out of my blank piece of paper one day and stole my heart. I’d like to to keep learning more about this spunky little lady.

Conversation

Blue Hair-Jim
marker on paper

Last year my focus of improvement was in gesture drawing and conveying more movement and action in my figures. I had to become more comfortable with working more loosely and treat each mark as an opportunity for learning rather than a precious object that may be ruined.

Freehand drawing used to intimidate me and I viewed it as a skill I did not possess. After a year of doing it with permanent markers without the option to erase or undo I’m feeling more comfortable with diving into a fresh sheet of paper. The worst that can happen is that I just have to start all over again.

Improving with each new start.

The Surrender

The Surrender_Yanuary_signed

Surrender.

As in

to cease

resistance.

A denseness

a ghoul

to breathe free

with an ice-cold shudder

from the depths of the gut

and out through the mouth and the nose.