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Jamie Hewlett: The joy of drawing

It’s about reaching that moment of pure ecstasy when a drawing just happens. Where every move you make with your hand and every thought you have in your head grows in front of you without any mistakes; no rubbing out, starting again and getting frustrated. It’s like being in a trance – it’s a fluid – and you almost don’t remember doing the picture. Drawing is an escape from all the unnecessary things in life that get in the way of being free.

Maurice Sendak on working

It’s sublime to just go into another room and make pictures. It’s magic time where all your weaknesses of character, and all blemishes of personality, and whatever else torments you fades away, just doesn’t matter. You’re doing the one thing you want to do and you do it well, and you know you do it well, and you’re happy. The whole promise is to do the work, sitting down at a drawing table, turning on the radio. And I think, “what a transcendent life this is that I’m doing everything I want to do.

~Maurice Sendak

Wacom Inkling

This new Wacom gadget, Inkling, captures your sketches on any paper with a pressure sensitive pen and transfers them to your computer as digital files. I’m looking forward to seeing the reviews to see how useful it is. It comes out in mid-September for $199

Wacom Inkling