This month I've been enjoying drawing for Illustration Friday. It helps me immensely to have a prompt each week that I can focus on, and that I know is no-pressure. If the drawing turns into something cool, then great! If not, it's not a big deal. I'll just do another one next week. I've been trying to approach drawing for fun as just that: drawing for fun. Just doing whatever comes naturally, not trying too hard to do something new and difficult.
The prompt for this one was Passion. It's me with multiple arms, holding onto a bunch of things that represent my passions. It reminds me a lot of my blog header!
Invention. A couple weeks ago, I took my old, falling-apart mukluks and some leftover fleece fabric from pillows I made once, and sewed up some new slipper booties. I tried to use a pattern (sort of), but ended up pretty much freestyling them. They're different from each other and pretty freakin' wonky, but they're warm! And I made them!
Rochelle & Erik (and Muffin!) This one I just had the urge to draw after seeing a photo of my sister-in-law and her boyfriend and dog on facebook. I wanted to draw something so I drew them! I colored it in digitally, and added the background digitally, too. I realized that I really like drawing clothing on people - all those fun little details!
Nefarious. When brainstorming what to draw for nefarious (wicked, criminal), I kept thinking of cliché gangsters or horrible other things like the meat industry. Then these two ladies popped into my head. From the 1992 movie "Death Becomes Her", Helen and Madeline after trying to destroy each other. They're two of the most conniving characters in any movie I like, but they're still funny! (I have a few more process photos of this illustration in my flickr album.)
Toy. A quicker, smaller illustration of a troll toy with made-up hair colors and doodles around the edges. I knew I wanted to draw a toy from my childhood for this prompt, so I scrolled through my Flashback pinterest board until I found something to draw!
Dr. Rob, PhD. The other day, my husband Rob was home working on a research problem for work. He came over to my desk to tell me about a breakthrough he had. His quote was, "I've gone back to the literature" and he said it in such a scholarly way, I giggled and told him I was picturing him in a 3-piece suit looking pretentious. He said Draw it! So I did :)
Handwriting. Apparently, Sakura is doing a giveaway on Instagram to win a big fancy pen set. (I learned about it from Lisa Congdon's blog post.) This is my entry. Super quick, used both of my Sakura pens (I need a new Micron one, that pen is so tiny it got squished!) The quote is a reminder to myself for all the drawing, art, and illustration I do. Done is better than perfect, always!