Sometimes my new role as a stay at home dad/cartoonist/illustrator is leading to some funny moments of discovery. Both stuff about me and just plain, old practical stuff.
Yesterday my son was sitting on my lap reading an enormous pop up book. Ii had a sudden idea for Robot Museum I wanted to get down immediately. It was a design element I wanted to capture. I haven't bought a sketchbook in a while. Most of my funds went toward a new iPad. So I've been forgoing my usual purchases, drawing on computer paper rather than in a proper sketchbook. And of course there was nothing in reach to sketch with. I suppose I could've moved Henry off me but I hate doing that so I grabbed my nearby iPad and without giving it a thought I worked out the sketch one handed in Sketchbook Pro, my favorite sketching app. And I thought it turned out great! Maybe for the time being my iPad will be my sketchbook. It sure is effective.