Today’s productivity showed itself in the form of practice. I was invited to my friend’s kid’s birthday party. He was turning 8 and is into Lego Chima. Zeek (the kid) asked if I would do Chima art stuff for him and his friends. I said why not. I’m always awkward at family parties. Drawing gives my an excusable reason to keep to myself in a corner. He asked if I could please not draw vampires or werewolves because he didn’t want to scare anyone, so naturally I had to draw them but only between the Chima art so no one would see it. I decided to watercolor Chima. After painting and giving a few to his friends I began to wind down. Zeek came by to check up on me and started rummaging through my covered monster drawings that I inked in ball point pen. He asked if he could have one. I reminded him that he asked me not to draw them because they were scary (Zeek is not a horror fan at all). He said that a bubble neck, bullfrog looking, lizard face monster I drew was not scary and he preferred that over a Chima painting I made. I learned today I can’t draw other people’s stuff better than my own. Seems like an obvious thing to realize, but I just did. Here’s the progress I walked out with:
Gator, Cheshire Cat, Screaming Weirdo and Hat Demons!