One of my all time favorite New York activities is drawing at the American Museum of Natural History. Watercolor, crayons, pencils, gouache, bears, waterbuffalo, frogs, small children; I hardly care what tools I use or what I draw, so long as I get to spend at least two or three hours playing with marks on paper based on whatever is in front of me in the museum. Above all, I try not to worry about making good drawings! A drawing leads to the next drawing whether it works or it doesn’t, and the visual research of drawing in a real space from life all serves the my book projects in my studio.
Here are a few of the drawings in my giant moleskin sketchbook from this summer and September! October pages are underway.