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Brush Pen Sketch

Took a break from a storyboard gig for BlueCross BlueShield to do this quick sketch while on the phone.

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I used a handy Zebra brush pen, absentmindedly doodling from some photo reference for the job. I'm far less interested in capturing a likeness here, and in general, instead gleaning from the photo what I can. I concentrate on simplification, line quality and variation, adding shadow if need be, while trying to convey personality. I'm conscious of what I intend with every line before I make a mark, in a trance-like state - drawing in auto-pilot. It's a cool place to be, and a tightrope walk to some extent. But no big deal if I fall - it's only a quick sketch on a scrap sheet.

Being on the phone for this kinda sketching is perfect to let yourself go a bit, and not over think. I remember what we were talking about specifically while I made certain marks...

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