Beberian Doodles, 2012
Craig Thompson’s Carnet de Voyage is incredible (just knowing he did that, and more, plus actual work and research, not forgetting public portraits, then spending EIGHT YEARS developing it into Habibi), makes me want to work my socks off. Running into familiar artists, they contribute doodles and portraits to their friend. Here is a piece by Charles Beberian, inspiring me to try and be looser with my meticulous work. His sketch succeeds in the pressure of the liveliness of this cafe environment, whereas mine doesn’t due to the safety of a photographic book. Lesson? Find living creatures.
Fiddly bug paintings will be posted tomorrow…..
(Copyright belongs to Craig Thompson/Charles Beberian for the page extract. I own my doodles.)