do the drawings i do on my three year old’s doodle pad count as drawing a picture a day? she comes and asks me to draw “gaga” (her 9 year old brother,) and i do. then she clears it and asks me to draw “wahwah” (her 6 year old brother.) then it is “mimi” (herself) and then “baby” and then “mama” and then “daddy.” i draw her the family, and she erases each picture to have me do it all over again. sometimes pepper the cat is requested as well.
here i recreated–with a little more detail than allowed by the doodle pad–the people i draw for her. minus daddy & the cat.
so that’s as much as i have been drawing other than when i remember to draw in my journal.
one of my doodles here is from Jen Wang’s graphic novel Koko be Good. i have been working on noticing drawing styles i really like and drawing them. i don’t want to copy someone else, but if i can evolve my own style, inspired by someone else’s work, that would be cool. that’s how moses jones was born. i was trying to re-create this character based loosely on me. i looked at Jaime Hernendez’s work as well as Tank Girl to take in new ideas and evolve my own style.
speaking of moses jones, i was able to ink a page last night!! the baby stayed asleep!! the night before that, i drew two squares–before a tumbling stumbling baby wandered to the living room to find me. i am working on getting the brushwork done now. hopefully, it will be up by tomorrow. maybe i can develop a rhythm. sleep for 3 nights–stay up the fourth and do art. something like that.