The backstory: I’m nearly 40 and for some reason I think now is a good time to learn to be an artist. Sketch Pad is a collection of drawings I’ve done throughout the week. My time to draw is usually from 4-5 in the morning or from 9:30 at night until I can’t keep my eyes open anymore and crawl into bed. I have included everything. The good, the bad and the ugly, in order to remind myself that this is a process and it’s not about getting it perfect the first time…or the second….or the third…or…So here is some of the stuff from this week.
I have started a habit of asking my daughter, right before she goes to bed, what she wants me to draw for her that night. It’s been challenging and fun. Luckily my daughter loves everything I draw, so even if it’s horrible she makes me feel good about myself.
My kid threw down the gauntlet in regards to her requests this week. First she wanted a purple Gruff. If you saw the post last week then you will remember that Gruff is a character in the latest Tinkerbell full length animated film. I started by drawing her another Gruff face, just like last week, but she wanted the entire body. So I added the body. Then I don’t remember if she asked or I assumed, but I felt as if I should try to draw a Gruff which more resembled what was in the movie. So I did a full side view, which was the one in the upper left. Before she went to bed she told me she wanted a page filled with Gruffs. So I drew two more and spent some time evening out the purple in the initial sketch. Turns out, my wife and kiddo like the purple one the best. They say it looks more cuddly.
A couple of nights later my child asks me to draw her something from Doc McStuffins. I knew this one was going to be a challenge. She/we watch this show every day. There is no room for interpretation on this one. So, that night, after putting my girl to sleep, I gave it a shot. This is what I ended up with….uuuuhhh.
At that point I was tired and decided the best thing to do was to go to bed and maybe give it a shot in the morning. So I did and this was the result. I like the Stuffy, but I think Doc needs a lot more work.
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