Sitting in the car waiting during the violin lesson, I drew a fast sketch of koi for a painting I’m working on back at my studio. The June heat made the wax pencils respond more smoothly and knowing I had to jump out of the car in a few moments to fetch my kid quickened the pace of my drawing.
A drawing like this isn’t about what the drawing looks like, it’s more about looking at the ideas and thinking idly (if quickly) about them. And yet, I love scribbles. And sometimes it happens that later on, looking at a little sketch like this will bring back to memory the sensation of the whole moment.