And here is where you’re going to be disappointed….
[note; I’m not expecting Soph or Kate to turn up at my doorstop holding lead pipes saying things like “so, we understand you’re a little behind on your Monday Project submissions..”, This is more a little rant about the disappointment in myself, for not getting something together in time.]
Alrighty, this is how it went…
Honestly, I drew a complete blank on bravery. What people want to read that into me, I leave that up to the amateur physiatrists out there…
Then I was working on this picture, for a friends story. I had this whole image worked out in my head. Then I had the idea, since the story had to do with water, what I’d do, is trying to draw a complete picture the submerge a corner in water, to see what kind of effect that it would give. The bravery part being the fact I was willing to risk a drawing on the chance the effect would turn out how I wanted.
But, there was a problem, I had an idea of a more ‘subtle’ picture for another picture. Which in some ways would require less work and stand out less. I found I was more attracted to this idea, simply because, it suited the story more. But I had my own motivations for this drawing… more on this after the next two paragraphs…
So then I had a second idea, which was sort of similar to this cartoon from tom tomorrow. (Who personally I think is a fantastic cartoonist. This is from his series of American political cartoons (here is one of my favourites). He also blogs here and has a children’s book which you can see bits of here.)
But I could get beyond the first draft and when the weekend came around I just didn’t have time to put it together… So long story short; “I got nuthin’”
Anyway the big realisation I had was this. I want to show off my drawings more.
I have known this in a way for a while now. But this made me acknowledge how much I’m really feeling this. My family and friends have been incredibly supportive through out my whole life… but I want to go further with it. I want to see what I can do with it in terms of a larger audience.
So I’m admitting it, that’s part one of my brave things.
Part two is this. I know I don’t have a lot readers on this blog, but I’m going to be brave and say this.
If you write and are interested in having a story illustrated, drop me a line.
If you are another artist, what ever your medium, drop me a line.
If you are neither of these, but feel like you are someone interested in being called on, to use as model or similar, drop me a line.
I can’t guarantee what the results will be. It will all depend on time, my goals/your goals and the amount of beer that needs to be drunk. However, I’ll do my best to reply to all emails, just give me a couple of days.
Email me at “mrsketchy[at]y7mail.com”
P.S. I’m going to leave it up to Soph and Kate if a post about why I didn’t get a submission in, counts as a submission. I think it’s a bit of a paradox and, in my generously, pass the whole problem up to them.
P.P.S. Honestly, If it were up to me, I wouldn’t…