A born-again illustrator’s manifesto

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I’ve always been very good at drawing. I don’t even remember when I started. It’s something I’ve always done. This is why I always took this skill for granted, and so 10 years ago I chucked it all away.

Since the lead-up to Italy, I’ve been unraveling this mystery. Whether a quick sketch from a photo, 2 hours on a detailed pen and ink sketch, or a full day gawking at gargoyles, curlicues and rooflines, drawing now happens every day.

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A trip to the Turin anatomy museum and some Bordeaux sketches

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From the Museum of Criminal Anthropology, the collection of Cesare Lombroso. Wax death masks, skulls by the hundreds, weird faces, it was heavenly.

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