iPhone Portraits

Here are some recent portraits I created, of people in Geneva. I originally got an old iphone not to make calls, but to surreptitiously draw when commuting to and from work on the NYC subway. I enjoy working within the limitations of this tiny screen and an app (Zen Brush is the one I prefer). It makes me think of what Picasso said, that "forcing yourself to use restricted means is the sort of restraint that liberates invention. It obliges you to make a kind of progress that you can't even imagine in advance." I enjoy the discovery and play that occurs when quickly trying to capture the spirit and appearance of people as they idle or walk past, lost in their personal world.

1 comment:

  1. wonderful expressive faces! Really like these digital drawings. at the moment thatncould be the only reason to buy an iPhone. ;-)