These small lithographic rubbing ink sketches I’m working on are made so quickly that I’m easily able to make multiple iterations of the same pose. With this approach, I can work without being too precious about each drawing, and I can tell myself that each drawing doesn’t matter. Every drawing is in essence a “rehearsal” where I get be bold and make all sorts of mistakes in the process of drawing.
I’m thinking that I may transition to a 18″ x 24″ paper soon. These 8″ x 10″ sketches are starting to feel a little claustrophobic. I don’t like working small in general, as I tend to feel physically constrained to the edges of the paper.