Every year I gather some of my favorite sketches and doodles from the scraps of paper and drawings pads laying around my studio, and put them into a zine style sketch book. 2014 was the year I started experimenting with blocks of charcoal. The sketches in this book are darker and blockier than my previous graphite drawings. I started using charcoal for my under paintings too, which eventually helped my painting style. There are a few charcoal studies in this book that became paintings for my diamond series (the goat, owl, dog, etc.).