Kat Johnston Sketch - things get odd when all you have is a sketchbook page telling you to draw, but nothing to draw in mind...

Another page in that little tiny sketchbook I posted a picture of the other day. This little sketchbook is going to be dedicated to automatic drawing, I think, as I can’t seem to look at those pages with something concrete in mind as to what I want to draw. Instead… just starting with something, anything and seeing where it takes me. I have no doubt that there are going to be some pretty interestingly bad drawings in this book, but I can deal with that… because it does tend to get some good pictures occasionally too!

I don’t often draw with a ‘just draw, see how it turns out, if it looks bad, it doesn’t matter’ type mentality when it comes to ‘proper’ sketchbooks (as in the ones that I want to be able to look at as an artistic product in their own right, not just as a place to draw)… as in the type of sketchbook that you would be happy showing to someone else. They are generally reserved to margins of notebooks, used envelopes, random spiral-bound sketchbooks and on the back of very important documents (which then get misplaced, because it both serves an important function and as a sketch… you never know what pile it is going to end up in, when looking for it as one or the other. Happens particularly often with assignment details).

Anyhow… hope you enjoy this quirky little sketch. I do! I think the little octopuppuss is just about as confused as we are as to why we’re looking in on it right now.

On a side-note, I had a friend pretend to kill me today, so I chased after her with arms outstretched and told her that I’d password protect this post so that she couldn’t see the new picture. I simply stated that zombies seem to exhibit poor motor skills… after all, they can’t even bend their knees right. You’ve never heard about a zombie that’s made it as an artist, have you. If you have, I want to know about it, by the way.

Dead people who just happen to have art still selling don’t count… they don’t produce it after they’re dead, the enterprising people that still own the creative product afterwards just cash in.