A lifelong passion for pens, pixels, paper, and particles
Highbrow or lowbrow, art is awesome. It connects people across geographies, it entertains, it provides perspective, it becomes an escape and a release. I love putting pen to paper, stylus to pixel, and letting it flow. I never know what I'm going to draw until that first moment, that first twitch, that first stroke. And that's the fun in it all. That, and seeing a smile grow on someone's face when they see the end result.
Catch my latest drawings and photos (when I'm remembering to post) on instagram.com/billwesterman
. In the meanwhile, here are some of my favorites:
People thinking, feeling, and staring aimlessly into space. Primarily drawn on an original iPad Mini using Paper by 53
with a road-worn Wacom Bamboo stylus:
Drawing on the backs of cards
Originally started during a late-night roam of Taipei, and later picking up speed with #inktober
, these are little beasties on the back of business cards. Uniball Vision Elite pens and paper.
A big series of people in various emotional states, and a (not-so) subtle nod to Lorde
, doubling back on imprecise stylus lines to make them broader and more definitive.
An intense focus on individual items - the camera, the fingers, the Converse - combined with a cow's best friend, takeout food, and an angry robot butterfly.
Drawing on my snowboarding helmet with a silver Sharpie, admiring powerlines in Bangkok, listlessly staring out the taxi window in Moscow, yelling "Stella" in Iceland, and getting a tooth repaired.
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