My sister-in-law recently emailed me this Wall Street Journal article about Andy Silton, a retired money manager, who had a habit of drawing during meetings. During his 30 years in asset management, Andy filled 75 notebooks with his drawings. Andy now publishes a blog called Meditations on Money Management and he writes a bi-weekly column for the Raleigh News & Observer where he shares his knowledge of the investment industry along with a sketch or two from his notebooks. I also work in the investment industry, so I applaud Andy for successfully combining his knowledge of finance with his passion for drawing.
I have been busy at the office lately, so I haven’t done much drawing or painting. But I took a page out of Andy Silton’s playbook, and sketched during some conference calls at work. The first sketch is a study of Jonathan Yeo’s Damien 2012.
The second sketch is of one of my sons.
And the third sketch is of Robert Franklin Stroud, otherwise known as the “Birdman of Alcatraz.”
I drew the last sketch this morning. I had an early morning conference call, but when I got to the office, I realized I had forgotten my keys at home. So I took the call from the Starbucks around the corner and drew the chair in front of me.
P.S. Andy, all the best in your new career as an artist and writer.