I went to a wedding tonight and, unlike 99.97% of my days, I looked pretty slammin’. It was by complete accident but it felt nice. And it also felt nice to be out on a Saturday night sans child. I know, “BLASPHEMY!!!!” It may be a publicly unpopular notion but it’s most definitely a common one: Sometimes it’s fun to do things *without* your kid. Call CPS.
Anyway, as I was out having fun and eating all the pie, I realized I’d unlocked the secrets to seeming fabulous. I decided to draw them right quick. Because that’s what I do.
Sometimes I end up enjoying the preliminary comic sketches more than the final product. It has become an ongoing focus to try to maintain the energy and movement from the under drawing in the final rendition, which is not always a straightforward task. The finished versions of these drawings accomplished that fairly well.
Also, this week I geeked out on another comic artist’s work and it inspired me to play with a different style. Coming soon, so stay tuned.
I’m calling this one “Target Practice” because drawing a baby who is not asleep is like trying to pin the tail on a moving donkey. While blindfolded. And drunk.
Also, it feels good to play without too much concern for the end result. Helps lube up those sticky neural channels.
This is pretty much the only time I have for drawing, so……
Can you tell how I spend all my free time?
The Girl fell asleep long enough for me to crank out a quick sketch. So like, eight minutes.
I love fitting a quick doodle into my morning. It makes the day feel good right off the bat. Also, it gets boring sitting under a sleeping baby.
Quick and dirty can be very freeing. Sometimes when I “don’t have time” to sit and draw, I talk myself out of creating anything at all. However, making something, even a small something, is worthwhile.
This is what it looks like when you draw your baby while she sleeps on you.
Drawing babies is comically hard, which is why they always end up looking like little aliens. But a sweet doodle nonetheless!