Friday, January 27, 2012
Go the f*&^ to sleep!
My kids have been really antsy at night lately, and can't seem to stay in bed or go to sleep within a reasonable amount of time, which makes me irrationally angry and eye-twitchy and control-freaky. So last night I sat at the kitchen table so they couldn't sneak around without getting caught, and drew a little bit. I had been inspired by Nina Johansson's art, specifically this piece. Don't you love the internet? I've had some really great 'aha!' moments lately while I've been surfing around - like this reminder that you don't have to draw THE ENTIRE ROOM, you can pick a corner or a bit and just draw that. That realization takes away the pressure of trying to figure out how to fit it all in, and where to even start.
Next time I think I'll outline in ink though. The pencil is pretty soft-looking and I think I'd like it bolder. And the perspective issues will probably straighten themselves out with practice, right? (Say yes!)
Over and out.