A Drawing a Day: Sock it to me Socsargen
After a full day of shooting, I finally found some time to squeeze in my drawing of the day. Exhausted, I could only think of nothing more than being in a horizontal position in a state of rest.
So it was my first instinct to just draw horizontal shapes – the waves the lines. It felt meditative and relaxed my mind from the constant barrage of information I was getting all day. It all came out suddenly and I drew fast without thinking much about technique neither worrying too much if it came out nice. Which as a matter of fact, I don’t think this drawing looks nice at all. All I could envision were random thoughts of today’s events flashing through my mind – the shipyard with divers, the clear blue waters of Saranggani bay, the zombie-like “cryogenically” frozen tuna in a cold storage called the Igloo, a tuna canning factory and a cow farm. We also got to eat durian and watched a beauty pageant but I had no idea how to translate that on to paper. I figured a green and purple squiggle would suffice.
It was my first time visiting Western Mindanao, so I was taking in a lot of it all at once. The region we visited is collectively referred to as SOCSARGEN, an acronym for South Cotabato, Sarangani and General Santos. Its a catchy name and I like saying it. Anyway, its our first day here and we have four more busy days ahead. I do hope I will find more quality time during our trip to do my drawings.
I must admit I was rushing through this one because I was worrying about getting to bed soon so I’ll get enough sleep for our 4am call time tomorrow. I still needed to take a shower and prepare my stuff and hopefully do some writing. There was way too much going on in my head to give this drawing any justice,but I’m glad I did it anyway. Even though it’s far from exhibit worthy, I do think it was a genuine expression of what I was feeling and thinking inside – random, rushed, tired. And for me, sincerity counts more than technique.
Total drawing time: 30 rushed minutes