Back in 1989, when I started freelancing, I had few if any clients, and spent a majority of my time drawing samples and self promotional pieces, anything to keep busy and practice drawing. One of the earliest portraits I can remember drawing back then, was a portrait of my favorite authors, Charles Bukowski. I have returned to that subject this afternoon with a new portrait, thirty some years later (I also happen to be reading a biography and re-reading his first novel “Post Office” currently, so he was on my mind). I plan on using some of my down time on doing new samples for my ispot page (I was told that every time I upload new samples, I get bumped to the front of the queue for potential clients viewing), plus working on my John Muir book (see previous posts). Trying to keep busy.