These are a few recent drawings from a small sketchbook I keep on me. They are mostly of people but some of the subject matter spills into landscapes and cityscapes. The importance of keeping an active sketchbook for me is difficult to put my finger on. It has something to do with staying awake and not passing time in a somewhat somnambulant state. Drawing keeps me alert to the sights around me. As a regular exercise it also helps me maintain a certain artistic fitness.