I’ve spent pretty much the last 2 1/2 weeks fighting off a gout attack. While I’ve been stuck at home a lot, that doesn’t really mean that I’ve been able to work. Instead, I’ve been sleeping a ton, and at times out of my head on pain medication. I’m at a point now where I’m not in so much pain that I can’t work, but the medication that I’ve been taking to alleviate my problems has left me in a mental haze, which is likely to stick around for another week or so. And unlike some artists, that sort of mental state doesn’t do anything to enhance my creativity. I need a clear head and something resembling decent health in order to be productive.
Here’s a quick sketch I did today in ink and color pencil:
Here are a pair of sketches from my first trip to Amsterdam back in 2003…
“Apeman,” 9″ x 12″, intaglio (etching/aquatint/soft ground), 2010. Edition of 7, printed on Fabriano Murillo paper.
“Touched,” 4″ x 6″, intaglio (etching/aquatint), 2010. Edition of 7, printed on Fabriano Murillo paper.