• artsy fartsy,  illos,  Moody Blues,  Slow News Day

    Gray Day

    the frump

    It was a very gray day yesterday and I dressed accordingly. When Toby woke up, he actually laughed at my outfit. I guess it was that bad. Of course I didn’t take that very well because I was already matching my mood with the weather like a chameleon. I hate it when I do that.

    To chase away my gray day blues, I was reading Kuky Ideas. I just love her. First of all because she has a two-year-old very much like Baby Bug and second of all because she draws all the time! So much so, her hands actually hurt!!! (She sews all the time too but I can’t even begin to get inspired to sew because I just don’t sew like that. I’m lucky I can put together a lumpy cat pillow.)

    She’s been drawing an illustration a day. They are fantastic. I feel like I should give drawing every day a try too. I haven’t been drawing that much on this blog because it’s so much easier to find a photo. I miss drawing though. I also don’t have as much time to draw as I used to but I’m not going to let that be my excuse. I mean, if Kuky can do it and she has a toddler just as mischievous as Baby Bug AND she sews, why can’t I?!!!

    Besides quick rough drawings are fun. I actually like it when elbows are round and bendy in ways that human arms could never go. I like it when eyeballs aren’t exactly where they should be. I think the most important thing is to convey the emotion of what you are trying to draw and let the rest of the illustration catch up later.

    So the above is my drawing of the day. Me in my frumpy mustard-colored sweater-vest thingy on a gray day.