"I realise there are those who think I am being evasive when I say much
of the drawing process is unconscious but the most difficult thing to do
when confronted with a blank sheet of paper is to choose from the
seemingly limitless possibilities.There are just too many variables to
calculate— story, character, movement, lighting, form, perspective,
scale… and so on.
The image can be dismantled and analysed afterward but, IF I am fully
comfortable with the story, I find the first rough layout is usually very
The really hard part is trying to carry that spontaneity into the final
One of my early…( and remaining) artistic influences.