Just a super-quick little doodle today, before the monster wakes up from her nap! She really did sleep like this for the first couple of months, with arms right up at weird angles above her head. She also made alarming growly snore noises and at first I woke up in complete terror every time…
Ok it’s news to nobody but turns out that babies sometimes cry at night and you don’t sleep so good no more. Or write sentences so good no more.
I wanted to share some of the nonsense that happens after a few sleepless nights so here’s a little scribbly cartoon of a conversation I had with Steve… I’m actually quite nice usually, I promise!
Here’s that doodle of some of the things Maggie has decided would be good to eat. The library book was a bit embarrassing but the librarian was surprisingly cool about the whole thing!
The only item that seemed to cause Maggie any problem was the nectarine stone. We had to take her to the vet and they gave her something to make her throw it up, as apparently nectarine stones contain arsenic- huh.
We still haven’t bought her a new basket.
On Thursday night I went along to Off Life‘s quickdraw event at the House of Illustration and had an excellent time scribbling away and chatting to people! Wish I hadn’t had to run home as soon as it ended. Off Life do a quickdraw most Thursdays on Twitter, so follow them and play along next time!
The basic idea is that they call out a theme and you have 15 minutes to draw something. Working quickly with pen and paper was good for me as I spend most of my time working digitally and probably rely a little too much on the good old undo function! Anyway, here’s some quick snaps of my doodles from the night.
Theme: my daily nemesis. This guy. Dah, I swear I had a cup of tea just a second ago!
Theme: housewarming. I originally thought of a burning house but figured that lots of people would draw that, so I pondered it for a bit longer and for some reason imagined giants roasting houses on a spit. But hey they’re not total monsters- they shake the people out of the house first.
Theme: what I think about while drawing. This one got a bit meta. I am often thinking argh, stupid stupid hands. Stupid pen! Stupid paper! Why won’t you do what I want you to do?
Theme: the other side of the computer screen. Haha, remember this guy? This pic got a bit scratchy and rough, perhaps it was the rage coming back after all this time. *shudder* Oh god, what if it’s still in there somewhere, just waiting for me to look like I am writing a list or a letter…
It’s November and I’m donating my time as a Gallery of Mo artist again- huzzah! It was loads of fun last year. I’m looking forward to seeing some more facial hair going on around this fair city too, come on gents it’s dapper and the ladies love it!
Here’s a little peek at my self-portrait for the gallery. Yeah that’s a tiny wolf on my head…
what of it?
Fancy a lovely portrait of yourself with a tache? Head over to the Gallery of Mo website and donate some dosh to a good cause! There are loads of great artists taking part.
I’m having a quiet night in and this stupid doodle happened. Yeah Maggie really is quite big. She’s excellent.
I was in a meeting the other day that went on for hours. I say meeting, it was more like a lecture except I didn’t learn anything. Anyway, looking over my notes, I think I may, *may* not have been enjoying it. My fav bit might be the little bird legs at the bottom, as if a bird just keeled over with distress.
I had to draw some hippos for a cover recently and I always start with some rough sketches. There are lots of photos of hippos yawning but to me it always looks as though they are upset about something and yelling! So among my sensible sketches for the cover, I doodled this stupid one and I thought you might enjoy it!
Ooo he is so wise. And blue. Look at all that wisdom just radiating from him! He’s right,
I probably should stop doodling stripy cats and go sort out stuff. Thanks Wisdom cat.