Sketching is an important part of my practice as an artist. It helps me to develop ideas, ideas which are sometimes incorporated into later works, but also ideas which expand the world from which my pictures are drawn. They allow a greater freedom of expression than more finished pieces; you can be more playful, more experimental, than is often possible when executing a larger drawing. To be honest, sketching is for me also the most enjoyable of the methods I use to create my work, and one I wish I had more time for.
Some of the pieces below are stand-alone, and were not drawn in reference to any other project. They introduce new characters and technologies, which may or may not be expanded upon in later iterations. Others are dedicated preparation pieces for future projects, developmental work that will be incorporated in more finished pieces at a later date.
All of the sketches below are drawn on paper with ballpoint pen.