Flashback Friday

Dang! I’ve actually done this “Flashback Friday” thing 22 weeks in a row. It’s safe to say that it has now become a habit. This week we’re flipping through the pages of Sketchbook #8, which I worked on from September 2001 – June 2002.

For some reason I started doing this thing where I would draw a set of little lips inside of the big lips. And no, it wasn’t out of perversion. In fact, I didn’t even realize that it could be a reference to the female body until just now as I was typing. Hmm…what’s that say about how the subconscience mind works.

I always liked this hand. Like the previous drawing I just realized something I didn’t notice 10 years ago when I drew this. I didn’t finish the eye on the right side. It’s just a circle. Normally, I would draw a line through that and then make an eyeball. This is especially funny to me because I used this image as a sticker design, which means somewhere* out in the world there are stickers of my unfinished drawing. In fact, you know what, I bet I can dig one up for you.

* As it turns out, that “somewhere” turned out to be an old shoebox. I actually postponed this blog so I could go home and find this sticker that I had assumed could be found somewhere.

I guess these are little shark characters. If you look closely you can see that they actually started out as a set of eyes. Let’s face it, I draw a lot of faces. Well, back then I always started with the eyes. With this drawing I did the eyes and then realized the shapes looked like sharks, so then I just drew sharks instead. This is why I encourage people to throw away all their pencils. When you draw with a pen you can’t erase and you allow the element of chance to enter your creations. This opens the door for possibility and puts you in a place where you can create something you had never intended to create in the first place. And that’s a beautiful thing.

I liked eating at this place.

Kind of abstract, but there are a few faces hiding in there.

That concludes this episode of “Flashback Friday”.
Thanks for tuning in!
– Jeff


One Response to “Flashback Friday“

  1. Erik says:

    Ahhh damnit dude. Georgeous drawings! Inspiring style (: