30 Drawings Challenge, 24: A favorite childhood memory.
So far behind. Plan to finish this week though, and then we’ll move on to previews of my baseball zine in progress!!
30 Drawings Challenge, 23: Something in front of me.
This prompt just didn’t inspire me, but I wanted to get it over with. I only have a few more drawings to do before I’m done with this little exercise. I want to finish, but a big part of me is pissed that numbers 24-30 aren’t “Ron Artest, Ron Artest, Ron Artest, Ron Artest, Ron Artest, and Ron Artest.” Oh well.
30 Drawings Challenge, 22: A wizard.
Draco Malfoy, who I have always had a weird soft spot / pity spot for. I don’t really like this drawing but I have come to terms with the fact that I’m not doing to do anything much better for this prompt, and at this point I just want to move on. I think Draco is probably both more and less pretty than this drawing even begins to articulate, but what does that even mean so oh well.
30 Drawings Challenge, 21: An animal that doesn’t exist.
30 Drawings Challenge, 20: An imaginary friend
Mondo Guerra, who is a real person, but isn’t my friend. I imagine that he is, and when I do that he makes me really happy. When I remember that he’s a contestant on Project Runway and that the chances of me ever meeting him, much less becoming his friend, are slim to none, my heart hurts a little. I’m being serious. You should see him and the outfits he wears every day. He is a little ray of sunshine.
30 Drawings Challenge, 19: Someone I idolize
30 Day Drawing Challenge, Day 16: A favorite baseball player
Henry “Hank” Aaron.
30 Day Drawing Challenge, Day 15: Someone I have a crush on
Paul McCartney. Always been and will be a Paul girl, which I think is probably pretty obvious. My mom was too. There are so many things about Paul physically that I find myself attracted to over and over again throughout my life: heavy eyelids, sporadic beard growing, hair that always seems to need a haircut, that pouty skinny mouth, and, of course, baby face. That doesn’t even cover the sensitive heart and the beautiful voice. I briefly entertained one of my more obsessive crushes on a stranger simply cause the poor boy looked like McCartney’s long lost doppleganger. I think most girls have a crush on a Beatle and it’s easy to make sweeping, silly generalizations about them because of it — and maybe it would make me seem smarter and more thoughtful is I was a John or George girl — but let’s face facts here: Paul’s the cutest one. He just is.
30 Day Drawing Challenge, Day 12: A superhero
I couldn’t narrow it down so I just made her up. Now that I think about it, I really should have just drawn The Maxx.
30 Day Drawing Challenge, Day 11: My family
A tiny drawing of a two tiny (photobooth!) pictures of my dad and my brother, circa 1980.
30 Day Drawing Challenge, Day 9: My favorite animal
There’s this silly game that Shawn introduced me and Mandy to a few years ago where you ask someone to name three adjectives to describe their favorite animal and a few other things (coffee, the ocean…) and the adjectives correspond to their supposed true feelings about other secret things, such as themselves, sex, and their significant others. The three adjectives I would use to describe a sloth would be “content, lazy, and adorable” and that supposedly corresponds to what I think of my boyfriend, which I think is actually quite accurate.
Boy do I love sloths, guys.
30 Day Drawing Challenge, Day 8: Everything in my bag.
PS: I’m drawing these every day but I may not get the drawings scanned and online every day. Don’t have a cow, man.
30 Day Drawing Challenge, Day 7: Illustrate a favorite song.
A picture illustrating one of the most poignant and pretty lyrics in my music collection, “the elephants are so ashamed of their size / hosing them down, I tell ‘em ‘you got pretty eyes.’” The song is called Pretty Eyes and it is the Silver Jews aka David Berman aka my heart parts afire.
I am running two days late now. Sorry. Life happens, except by life I mean working and sleeping too much. Expect too many today, or maybe tomorrow. ALSO I went back and replaced the last several days of shitty cameraphone pictures with real scans, if anyone cares to peruse the last few days worth at a better quality.
30 Day Drawing Challenge, Day 6: Something from a favorite TV show.
Ms. Joan Holloway of Mad Men. I tried to draw Omar but it didn’t come out as well.
30 Day Drawing Challenge, Day 5: A favorite scene from a movie
Richie losing it on the tennis court, from “The Royal Tenenbaums” of course. This was yesterday’s prompt. I have been sick so this is probably not as good as I’d like it to be, but oh well. And oh, Richie.