some drawings

These are some drawings that I did from way back, with subjects and themes ranging from plain silliness to, well, more silliness. I did all these drawings in good fun. Not unlike a music student finding himself/herself tinkering with a keyboard for some made-up melody, or strumming some chords on a guitar, I, in a similar manner, would find myself drawing whatever came to mind. I enjoy whiling the hours away this way, most of the time while listening to music.

mr. super, 12"x9", bamboo barbecue skewer and ink on Bienfang 70-lb white paper

destruction and misery, 12"x9", pen and ink on Bienfang 70-lb white paper

nyc (not your cup) of tea, 12"x9", pen and ink (Rapidograph) on Bienfang 70-lb white paper

sad profile, 12"x9", pen and ink on Bienfang 70-lb white paper

attagirl, 12"x9", pen and ink (Rapidograph) on Bienfang 70-lb white paper

happy without a clue, 12"x9", pen and ink (Rapidograph) and graphite on Bienfang 70-lb white paper

plant herbivore, 12"x9", ink and acrylic on Bienfang 70-lb white paper

the joker, 12"x9", Rapidograph and color pencil on Bienfang 70-lb white paper

old sketches

Here are some old sketches that I did way back in the ’90s. They are all sketches from pictures that I found interesting in whatever magazines or newspapers I could lay my hands on at that time. Being self-taught, that was how I practiced my eye-hand coordination skills– by copying from pictures and judging how closely I could get a likeness by using as few strokes as possible. My reasoning was, if I could nail a convincingly pretty close copy by accurately drawing the contours of the major facial features (like the correct placement and shapes of eyes, nose, mouth, etc.), then the rendering or dimensional shaping and forming of the drawing by way of shadings, shadows and highlights would easily follow. (all drawings were done on regular 11″x8.5″ copy paper using charcoal and graphite.)

Alberto Breccia

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