Anyways, I drop off my little sister at the high school at 6:20 AM, drive up this quaint little hill in a neighborhood, and park in this little dirt-ridden spot on the road where you can see all (or like, a good amount) of Walnut in its tiny, quiet glory
And I sit on this stupid piece of scrap bark, stupidly, stupidly watching this tiny world groggily yawning from a heavy slumber as one-by-one the evening’s orange bursts of light vanish into the pale blue hills and buildings
And it’s good. It’s good. Things have been heavy but I think I can breathe easy again, a few staggers here and there
I guess that’s easier to say on quiet, early mornings when you’re watching the sun waking into vaster plains.
Look, we could tell each other all about our stories and philosophies and splatter words in journals and scream-shout the lyrics to our favorite songs and shatter the hell out of all the dishes and glass bottles in the house but even then there would still be
You are so amazing. Why do you hate the things you do? I mean everyone loves it, i swear there must be millions of people who love it! Seriously, i swear on myself, your art is amazing, i stopped drawing a year and a half back, and now i see myself drawing ONLY ONLY ONLY because of you. Thank you so much. But seriously, you should love your art. Its amazingly breathtakinly beautiful.
Man someone taking up art again because of little ‘ol me? Dang. Jeez. Dang. Thank YOU so much. Jeez dude, I’m so glad you’re drawing again- those are melodic words to my ears. Show me some of your art some time.
And what’s up with the influx of super kind messages and words lately it ain’t even the holidays yet you guys
In love with books and comics and the wax and wane of a night and passing strangers and the potential energy of simply living living living and trivial moments I could caress in my palms forever if I could and ideas! So many ideas! And friends and shared laughs paired with stupid, really stupid jokes and you guys and overcast days and overwhelming kindness and the general benevolence of most people
But a single person? A single soul person human bean thing? I mean, no, then. Nah.
You are actually my inspiration and my goal in life is to be a great artist like you. I love you style, and I actually did an in-the-style-of project for my highschool art class on you. Have a great day!
Hey how do you make those ink blotches in your comics? :)
It’s a pretty simple process
Before anything else I put water on the paper with a flat watercolor brush and use the form of that water to sort of create the shape I want when I put in the ink (?? is this making sense??). It’s nothing too structured since working with ink or watercolors for that matter is such an organic and unrefined process.
Anyways, after that I plop in the ink wherever I want really and let it diffuse however it pleases
Just let the pigment do its thing man! It has a will of its own