Not John Bavaro 2011.02.12 f

Pen on paper/moleskine notebook.

Freehand from a photo.

5.5 X 7 inches.

<=30 minutes.


Today I attempted to draw John Bavaro, an artist whose work I like a great deal. (Please check John's work here:


For most of the week contour line drawings were flowing out of me and I had some great photos of John so I just thought la di da I would make a couple nice contour drawings but that's not how it went. As I kept rejecting pages, I started drawing over them with thicker markers so there are pieces of drawings floating in the middle of other drawings and bleeding back onto other pages and that might be the most interesting thing that happened.


Can't say there's any resemblance to John in any of these but it was time to stop for the night- perhaps another time.


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  • susannedt 4y

    I like the three eyes
  • Arturo Espinosa 4y

    Good idea this superposition.
  • Lily*Anna PRO 4y

  • SallyAnn La Main PRO 4y

    Fun and wonderful sketches Julia'n
  • Nicole Little PRO 4y

    Love the expression and the handsomeness. Handsomeness is sometimes very important. :)
  • Amy Nelp PRO 4y

  • Dan Harris PRO 4y

    Love this series Julia. Not John Bavaro is a masterful title. Pretty terrific drawing my friend.
  • John Bavaro 4y

    Somehow I missed all of these....but I love them. Thanks so much.
  • tilley200 1y

    As a collection, these sketches of John are GREAT! So much variety--it's a theme and variations on John!
  • Julia Kay PRO 1y

    Thank you all, my friends.
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