One of the best things about doing this site would be the comments and emails from you the readers. I look at my site-meter every so often, see the number of daily visitors, and wonder who is looking at my blog? Now I know another one of you a little better. A couple days ago, I received a wonderfully kind email from Jason an 18 year old who is beginning his first year in art school and he attached the following image. It was an assignment to do a self portrait complete with the things you love. As I read his message I was also looking at this fantastic drawing.
I love it! Love all of it. The energy, the obsessive graffiti quality.... it's pop culture, it's pop art, it's a nod to the past but it's also modern and looking ahead. From the anime MiMi in the lower right corner to the Keith Haring figures to the Lichtenstein face to the bling bear to all the other elements.... it's too good!
Jason also sent me this drawing from his sketchbook.
The energy and freedom I associate with sketchbook drawings reads loud and clear here. I see that same impact in Jason's portrait drawing.
Thank you Jason for introducing me and my readers to your work. I expect to see great things from you. You're well on your way.