See Part 1 HERE
The title doesn’t lie. Today, i went to my second funeral in two days. It wasn’t as bad as it sounds. I may sound a tad heartless, but, i didn’t really know them outside of the few memories i have of them.
The one today did hit me harder though. She came often to our youth group when i was in high school and after most of the kids graduated or just got a bit old for it, i didn’t see her as much except for when we went caroling and visited her in her home to sing to her. She had a brain tumor when she was very young and was perpetually 7 years old even though her last birthday cake had 30 candles on it. She would grab our hands tight and only the people she liked most got called “turkey”. I was called “turkey”.
Sad to say i sketched at this funeral. I can’t always control when i get inspired and i hate to say no, like a Use it or Lose it thing. Once you stop listening, it stops talking. My sketchbook is always on hand, and in those blank pages, i find comfort. I don’t regret drawing during the service, in fact, i really like the sketch i did, and in a weird way it helped distract me from the sadness and helped me to focus on what i loved about her when i knew her.
Both of these women touched so many. Love everyone you meet while you’re here, its the only time you get, and it doesn’t make sense to waste it. You’re Welcome
Sometimes, we come across something so brilliant, that we need to share it with everyone. I have found such a thing.
Last night, my friend Tim Reed was surfing the YouTubes and came across a whole bunch of “Fail” videos, one of which was about some pretty terrible tattoo situations. Nestled within these images however, was a piece a gold I will never be able to part from. Wolverine riding a My Little Pony
This design CLEARLY does not belong in a Fail video. If anything, the person should be hailed as a genius! It’s a beautiful mix between beauty and the beast, soft and rough, quick to anger and quick to hug.
Obviously, I had to doodle my own version. You’re Welcome
Taking a break from the cartooning and caricaturing, i’ve been thinking about some stories that i need to get down on paper; stories that i intend to make into graphic novels, which is a very exciting prospect for me. I have the outline down and now i would like to focus on some character design. The character i started on first is more of a leading creature in the world, but not necessarily an active character per se. It will be jellyfish-esque, hence the jellyfish sketches.
Plus, i wanted to put these up to show the fine arts community that Yes, even though i draw cartoons, it doesn’t mean i didn’t start out drawing realistic figures. You have to know how to draw the real thing before you can begin to distort it. I don’t understand why people don’t get that. You’re welcome