Large Sketchbook Drawing #1, 2023
Ink, marker, crayon
18 x 24 in.
My large sketchbook drawings are a personal practice into dividing the line between realistic and emotional accuracy. How much can I manipulate or subtract the drawn line to propagate emotional expressiveness, before the image accuracy loses integrity. As if Realism and Punk methodology shared space on the same wedding cake.
Here, I used intensity of line weight and subtraction to collage the relationship with my father's side of the family at approximately the same time a new girlfriend stepped into my life.
I used color to fill in spaces perceived as 'lack', ultimately leading to frustration. Art imitating life.