Yes, the days slip by, becoming weeks and months. There’s so many things I want to draw and stories I want to share, but my minutes of free time are few and I’m tired. Nevertheless, it’s impossible to ignore desire , as nagging and vicious as it can be, and once in a while I still manage to get a little something on paper.
Here’s my little friend. I thought he came out looking neat. Someone else told me he’s scary, and one other said he was cute.
The longer I go between drawings, the more it starts to really bug me.
2016 was the most-unproductive year, artistically-speaking, that I can remember. It had a lot to do with where I am in life, what’s going on, and a reevaluation of what I want to do with my art.
All you can do is keep working, though, right? Here’s to a new year, with new plans, ambitions, and new drawings. Gotta work out those demons before they eat you up from the inside…
I learned a lot at this year’s Comicon. Much of it had to do with upcoming projects, and even more had to do with long-term plans for how to approach work, in terms of tone and focus, for the future. One of my favorite take-aways from an event as big as the one in San Diego is, are the inspirations I get from other people’s work. One in inspiration came from the table I sat at. Kristopher White, writer of Father Robot, had another book at our table last week called The 36. In it was a monstrous Golem. I was called on to draw said Golem a couple of times during the convention. Here’s one of those drawings.
While Kristopher harassed convention-goers giving out all the awesome free buttons he had made, I tried to tempt people to the table with frantic drawing skills.