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I love drawing. I have realized, lately, how much I miss it. There is satisfaction to be gained from drawing that can’t be reproduced anywhere else. It’s amazing what human beings can do with a pencil, a pen, or a nub of charcoal.
In the world of computer-assisted art and design, I have become accustomed to doing things quickly. Copy it, paste it, fill it, rubber stamp it. Don’t get me wrong; I love what I do, and web design isn’t really as simple as copying and pasting. I believe there is a true creative process in the planning, design and development of the web. I enjoy the speed with which technology enables me to work. But I also enjoy the time, patience, and skill it takes to move images from my eyes to my hands to paper.
I used to draw a lot. The portrait below is one that I ran across last night in an old sketchbook. I have sketchpads full of artwork, collecting dust in a bin under the bed. I want to draw again. So one of my early New Years’ resolutions is to reaquaint myself with my analog output.