I adore the reference photo that I used for this piece. The Girl tolerates slinging for only twenty-minute chunks max, and when we do sling it’s the sweetest, coziest thing. (She does enjoy being cozy, just like her mom. She also gets real pissed off in the heat… Just like her mom.)
At the moment, she’s luxuriating in her morning nap. It’s rather thoughtful of her to give me a window of time during my “creative hours” to work on projects and ponder the existence of the universe. The rest of the day will be spent examining mom’s face, attempting to get that pesky foot in her mouth, and contemplating whether she really is ready to roll.
This is what it looks like when you draw your baby while she sleeps on you.
I submitted this drawing as entry into a contest to win a gorgeous, highly sought-after ring sling baby carrier. Women frequently offer up serious cash, their non-dominant arm, or, ironically, their babies to score such a coveted work of art. Winning it would just be a wild stroke of luck.
However, the winner was selected randomly from the pool of entries, not based on quality. So I didn’t win. But apparently I am self-assured enough to believe I would have won if the selection was based on the work itself. 😄
Anyway, the drawing is still fun, and the video highlights how many times I change my mind while making a drawing. 😬
This ended up being a lot more fiddly than I anticipated, but I’m very pleased with the outcome. One of my favorite strips so far. 😬