Some more ink stuff for Inktober with some light experimentation. In general, I feel myself drifting more and more toward abstraction. But not really abstraction. Maybe not cartoonism either. It's more than just drawing wonky perspective and anatomy. I haven't quite figured out how to verbalize it, but maybe these recent sketches adequately summarize where I'm going. I am also enjoying how the "Inktober" theme limits me to one medium of picture-making so I can focus on these bigger questions I've been kicking around lately.
EDIT: Ben Shahn actually lays it out fairly clearly what Realism is to him in this extremely well-written and thoughtful piece. I fullheartedly embrace his philosophy and am actually kinda embarrassed to have gotten more into his work only a month ago.
I suspect this kind of thinking-out-loud exceeds the wordage limit for Inktober. Maybe should have saved it for NoveLmber?