Dark Drafts

A little dark, but this is my ‘draft’ drawing, if you can call it that.

I can’t believe I’m working on a draft before working on the ‘final’.  I told myself last year that I had to branch out and be a little more spontaneous and free-form, instead of planning out a drawing.  And for the most part that’s what I was doing, mistakes and all.


I used to sketch or draw in pencil first, then ink it over.  At some point, I decided that it was taking too much time, so I should just learn to draw in ink and go with the flow.  It’s not as if I’m working on a commissioned work that will need to be perfect.

But still … there’s those times such as this that I don’t want to spoil the final piece.  So … sketch and experiment away, I say, before working on the final piece.

What do you do?  Sketch in pencil first, or just put pen to paper and go with it?




    1. ooohh I had lots of mistakes with Indian ink during my art classes! and yes, the mistakes became part of the artwork, which is still the same with my current pieces. I remember an ink blotch that became an afro!

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