Postcards

In March of 2019 I started sketching free hand on 4 x 6 postcards. I often draw them in bed. Playing with postcards helps me to draw fast and loose and achieve some cartoony likenesses. It has also allowed me to play with ink and crosshatching, which is a dangerous business. Above you can see a crooked-faced Edgar Allan Poe, a tough Emily Dickinson, and R. Crumb, whose style I admire, and whose crosshatching I try to imitate.

I generally draw in series, such as American Literary History, Jazz performers, or The Mexican Revolution. Below you can see Venustiano Carranza and Emiliano Zapata. In the middle is an interpretation of a famous period photograph by the Casasola brothers of a woman with a rifle.