Here's a new sketch of stuff by my bedside: an Ott lamp, a bottle of water, a roll of packing tape, some books.... I'm thinking of getting back to straight drawing. Just drawing objects in front of me. Any artist worth his salt has got to have basic drawing skills. Oddball experimental work is all fine and nice, and I love creating it...but some of my favorite work of my are my drawings from life: straight from pen to paper, without any preparatory planning or sketching.