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03.17.03: men are borne to this earth for one purpose; many will be lost & others will deny it, but in the end it is all about the pursuit of strength & everything [he] does is a direct or indirect reflection of that-whether he is conscious of it or not. -S.CHING.THEATRE

Finding a quiet moment where I needed some peace, I picked up my sketchbook again after a year~ (sketching for the sake of it). I don't think I did too bad, all things considered. : ) This is Musashi Miyamoto from Takehiko Inoue's VAGABOND manga. A wonderful comic that I am enthralled with lately-filled with a man's soul searching and angst (what else do you need?). I wondered if I could mimic his style and as I was drawing I realized how intricate his methods are and thought I could somehow feel every purposeful stroke in his style, as if I was behind his head as he drew, that is if I am not too far off. I like drawing with a BIC ballpen straight to paper because it COMMITS you and does not allow you to make many mistakes, so you either get it right, or find a way to hide your fuck ups. It also teaches me to show gradients in shading because it is not as pressure sensitive as pencil.