I thought I'd post the finished toad drawing today so you could see what I do with the Micron pens after I've outlined it with the G Pen nib. For me it's the combination of different marks that makes it soar.
Yesterday was a much less productive day (it seems my blogging these days is becoming more about my progress on Maddy Kettle than anything else) , still I drew some pretty cool panels.
It started with a horrible daycare drop-off. H cried and wrestled and pleaded. After I left I was sure he was having the worst day of his life. Which wasn't true, if course. He learned about bones. It seems to be his favorite subject right now. I kind of enjoy him lecturing me about the importance of bones. And how they belong to a skeleton.
So after working for a bit I realized I had to go to the bank to set stuff up for a money transfer.
And then Julie called to tell me she would be late from work and would I pick up H.
So, little stuff made my work day seem pretty dismal. Makes me wonder how I accomplished anything holding down a part time job and juggling two or three illustration contracts. Baffling.
And this morning I slept in. Not a great start.Can someone reprimand me?
A couple of links of interest today. First off is an amazing blog post by an incredible cartoonist Stephen Bissette about the difficulties inherent in collaborations. This post literally lifted years of crappy feelings for me. It's a very true and fair assessment of what a collaboration entails.
And second is a very brief post from The comics Beat about how digital comic sales are on the rise. Good news, I think.
Both are well worth reading.