This started out as a drawing of a tire. From there, I decided to fill the whole page as quickly as possible. Using sketchy line work, I covered the entire page with this scene of mousy plotting and planning. Do you ever wonder what's going on in their world as you mow "your" yard. Maybe I'll use this as my excuse not to mow. I know my neighbor won't fall for it, though. She's a hater :)
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I like to do a warm-up sketch some mornings to get me thinking creatively before I get bogged down in the daily work load. It's nice to do a drawing that's not linked to a project or assignment. I'm not creating for a marketing piece; just letting my mind wonder and seeing what I come up with off the top of my head. It starts as a very loose scribble because I have no goals or prerequisites demanding that I know where I'm going. It reminds me of being a kid and drawing what I loved because I loved to draw, not creating within someone else's box in order to pay the bills.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
It was 94 degrees yesterday (around here, anyway). Although the calendar says the first official day of summer is not here yet, when warm weather sets in and I am reminded that my truck AC doesn't work, it is officially summer for me. Plus, we went swimming over the weekend, so that helps set the tone.
If I had someone to take care of a pool for me, I would seriously consider turning my entire backyard into a swimming pool so I could snorkel more!