Pluck the Day: 12-17-2015

Thanks for checking out Pluck the Day! A challenge to myself to post an original drawing, sketch, cartoon, or comic at least 5 days a week.


Work in progress.  I am working on a big piece that is due in about a month and this is one of the characters I am hoping to add.   It is part of a competition for a DJ who is looking for promotional artwork in the style of a comic book cover.  This is definitely the point where my passion and my talent conflict.  I have great ideas but sure as heck can’t execute them, especially in 30 days.  But, I enjoy the challenge of trying to do a specific piece that requires me to try and capture someone’s spirit within a specific genre.

I have no absurd expectations at winning this competition but I do enjoy the mental exercise it requires.  It reminds me of running marathons.  It takes a lot of training and time but a lot of people do it and have no hope of winning.  Just finishing is a win for most people.  I wish people would take the same approach to other type of competitions, like art, writing, and singing.  I think then it would make it less scary for people, including myself, if it wasn’t viewed as for only the elite.

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About OxenTrot

During the day, I am a mild mannered desk jockey who helps to manage a large IT company.  At night, I am a family man, who is insanely in love with his wife and a proud daddy to an amazing girl.  But in the pre-dawn hours, as most everyone else is still asleep, I am my alter ego.  During that time, I am: OxenTrot. Ox was a call sign bestowed upon me while I was an active duty United States Marine, mainly in tribute to the fact that I was a major gym rat. After 5 years and three tours of duty, I reentered the civilian world.  My call sign was replaced by my actual name but the Ox still lived inside. As I began to adapt to my new life, I also began to take on new adventures, such as starting a family, getting a “big boy” job and taking on endurance sports.
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