Zoom Zoom, Brian Lotti, Ryan Putnam, Tatsuki Fujimoto
The last Zoom Zoom Drawing Club was a success. FieldTrips has such a cheerful, receptive audience who are nice and willing to draw, and I really didn't need to do anything. We drew, shared our drawings, and said goodbye.
For half an hour on a February night, fifty humans drew together over Zoom. It doesn't sound like much, but there was such an energy there––I don't understand it, but it felt wonderful.
After our drawing session, we held a 15-minute show-and-tell. Some brave souls shared their work. One painter showed her canvas (prompting the comment: you did that in half an hour!?). A participant drew birds from her dreams, while another claimed to be a beginner who doesn't know how to draw––but she did and evidently she could draw! A gray-haired man shared a whimsical cartoon in the style of Peanuts by Charles Schultz. He explained that during the pandemic, he started making these drawings every morning and mailing them to friends, hoping that the cartoons would bring some joy during the awful lockdown months. I was moved and inspired by everyone.
The next Zoom Zoom Drawing Club will take place on March 28. Join us if you can!
Currently I'm sitting on a 52-day streak, the longest I've ever been on. The streak itself is motivating. I don't want it to end, and I found myself staying up a few nights to draw for half an hour––just so I can check off the date on DoEvery.Day.
My drawing for today (for a blogpost I wrote on Good Enough):
Some things that my eyes feasted on lately:
This spread is from book 7 of Chainsaw Man, by Tatsuki Fujimoto, and it takes my breath away each time I see it. Fujimoto’s art is astonishing.
Hope you’re enjoying whatever it is that you’re doing! See you next time.