In a world flooded with digital noise, we all need more true signals.
Drawing the News began with these intentions:
1. Add consistent rigor to my practice.
2. Develop and hone my skills and visual style.
3. Become more informed about current events.
The product of these personal intentions has become a part of other people’s understanding of the world. Through my regular posting of these drawings to social media, Drawing the News has become a lens people peer through that helps them interpret the world’s erratically unfolding events.
There are close to 1,800 drawings in the series, and while I’m proud of the growth in my skill from drawing number 1 to 1800, I've realized that primary benefit of these drawings is the effect they have on people's day: it might bring attention to a story they would have missed, or perhaps the drawing showed the story in a new light.