I began making these after several failed attempts at more realistic drawing styles. They all begin as blind contours and are then completed with color filled in. I love this style because it not only frees me from my ideas of what certain features “should” look like and forces me to draw what is there rather than a pre-determined symbol of what is there, but there is also an emotional element that emerges- sometimes darkness, sometimes mirth, from the subject. It’s like a surprise at the end. I have focused mainly on faces so far, but as this body of work grows, I want to explore full figures, and subjects within certain settings or vignettes…

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    dustinSM iamnotamusedSM impnessSM
    pcity1SM pcity2SM purpleyspBIG
    pyntycoSM SamCookeSM sarahSM
    selfpSM SP_at_a_PartySM TravisSM