Sketching is an almost therapeutic undertaking that is rewarding all by itself, and when you are lucky enough to do it for a living, you are lucky enough. Not every day is a sketching day unfortunately, but I work at least a couple or three in a week (or weekend). My favorite time to draw is in the morning and I found that I am more creative and fresh minded at that time so the quality of the work is a little better too. Deadlines don’t care about all these superficial qualities, so one can end up drawing at midnight- but for the most part it is a daytime ritual with coffee and some good music is vital to the process. I literally can’t draw well without music in the room, it feels like trying to run in the snow, or driving in Atlanta.
© 2010 Jeff