Faux Charcoal Origins

I had just moved back to Portland after being in Eugene and splitting with my girlfriend.

Seeking some sort of therapy in anything I could find, I decided to start getting more serious about drawing every day. A year prior, I'd bought an Apple Pencil and started scribbling with Procreate, but never bothered to hone the skill.

These drawings are the product of many rainy evenings spent in the cozy confines of Townshend's Teahouse on Division Street here in Portland, Kombucha in one hand and pencil in another.