Over the weekend I got to do a bit of cartooning. Yes, I managed to stop playing Fallout: New Vegas long enough to draw, ink, and paint a cartoon.¹
A Mighty Gift
As it turns out, the cartoon was a 2nd birthday gift for our friends’ son. Yes, the perk of being an artist is, when in doubt, just make something (my other fallback is a book, with hilarious results).
The birthday boy’s party featured a theme based on the book Dragons Love Tacos (which I actually got for one of my nephews in the past). This solved the biggest hurdle when it comes to cartooning: what to draw.
So, I drew a dragon (see the photo above). A cute little watercolor cartoon, 4” x 6” on watercolor paper. (Note: I didn’t use my Sakura Koi Watercolor set for this one)
August, the birthday boy, like the drawing so much, he picked it up and showed it to everyone in the room. All together now: AWWWWW
If Stephanie had not called for me, I would have missed this heart-warming scene. I was busy discussing the ending of Red Dead Redemption with my fellow nerds in the kitchen (I just beat it for the first time last month).
Draw, Draw, Draw
I had toyed with doing a daily drawing challenge this month, like did for Inktober (in October). However, knowing how crazy December can get at work and at home, I opted to take things easy. I’m still going to try to put out some more watercolor cartoons though, and add them to my recently reopened Etsy shop.
Speaking of my Etsy shop: I have a 15% off everything sale in my Etsy shop (and free USA shipping) until December 15th! Buy all the things!
Sunday night, I worked on another watercolor commission. I can’t share it yet, but I will eventually. I loved the request. It was certainly right in my wheelhouse. My weird, spooky, haunted wheelhouse.
Tis the season for commissions after all. If you are interested in one, contact me.
¹ I play more video games in the Winter. It helps me deal with Seasonal Affected Disorder (SAD). I was diagnosed with “moderate depression” in the Summer, so this winter is gonna BE GREAT. This has been today’s edition of My Brain and Me.