I did a few drawings while Jon and I watched and listened to live music from Caffe Lena this weekend.
I just ran out of pages in my sketch pad so decided to use the backs of the paper too. Sometimes the drawings from the other side show through, and sometimes the pencil will smear when two pencil drawings are facing each other. So I’ve avoided using the backs in the past.
But it’s not as if I’m taking the drawing out of the sketch pad so it doesn’t really matter. In art school, we learned to always try to preserve our work for the future. But I was never into keeping my art, even back then.
And now I feel like, in terms of my art, now is my future.
So I will fill the backs of the pages of my sketch pads. And maybe I’ll even go back to some of my older sketch pads and fill them up too.