Very rarely do I draw from photographs. I think this is primarily because I have no patience with the details. However, when I saw Steve Pyke's photo of Hugo Chavez in Time last week, I had to draw it. There was such determination in the leader's eyes and I wanted to attempt to capture it myself. I've been thinking a lot about Chavez lately; trying to decide for myself how I feel about his ideas and agenda. Is socialism so bad? Is capitalism so good? The jury, at least my jury, is still out.