Each sketch is different

If you draw every day, it's inevitable to repeat certain objects. The items I bring with me daily—Airpods, phone, watch—and the ones I work with at my desk—computer mouse, microphone, laptop, chair—show up every once in a while on my sketchbooks. Yet each sketch is different. Think of the omnipresent face masks. Every time a mask sits on the table or hangs from a wall, it takes on a unique shape and sketching it becomes a brand new challenge.

Other artifacts and scenes, however, only appear once—the drawing of a place I traveled to, a gathering with family or friends, a building, a distinct palm tree—and become tied to a memory.

February 9, 2021
Nono Martínez Alonso

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Pencil sketch of Nono Martínez Alonso.