My latest piece is now complete and yes, I named it after that 80s sitcom featuring the late John Ritter. These little creatures are so cute that I’m tempted to do another drawing of tree frogs but I think I might save that for a little later. I don’t want to over do it on the amphibians.
Here’s a little cheeky confession, my stick figure game sucks! I can’t draw good stick figures to save my life. This is an area of expertise my hubby is a master at. I still have all of his stick figure love letters from college which are so adorable and endearing. Yet when I attempt to draw something so simple my brain often grinds to a halt. You would think with the kind of art that I do I could easily whip up some amazing stick figures. NOT! I’m not that kind of artist. Nor am I the kind of artist who can just sit down and whip up a sketch of your family on the fly. I’m meticulous, precise, methodical and have a deep seated disposition for needing to take my time on a drawing. So pointillism suits me best. Anything that requires quickness and speed, that ain’t me. Even when I sketch I still take my time. Unfortunately there are people who think that if you can draw in one style or technique, you can draw in all styles and techniques. Not true, at least not for me. But it’s not uncommon for me to get requests for tattoo designs, t-shirt designs, animations, illustrations and sketches. After which I have to endure bewildering looks where I have to explain that I don’t do that kind of work. Some are persistent and will add “Well, I see that you don’t do the kind of work that I’m asking for but could you if you had to.” 😒
Anyhoo, it’s all a part of being an artist. With that said, I don’t have much further to go with finishing my current drawing. I think it is coming along fairly well so far. 😊
With each dot of ink these little creatures get more and more adorable. Here’s a quick update on my current work in progress, which is coming along just wonderfully. I’m really loving the cattails in the back. 😊
Sketched up something new for my drawing board. No more scary little creatures that make my skin crawl. I wanted to do something cute and was in the mood for something froggy, so here’s my work in progress. I’ve never had a frog but I’ve always found them to be adorable, particularly tree frogs. There’s something about their big eyes and padded toes that just tickle me. 😊
Halloween is now past and my mini series “Little Fears” is completed. It’s been an interesting experience using art to work through my fears about these creatures. While I’m not completely over my fears I have at least learned a little more about them that makes them a little less terrifying. I want to thank you all who offered suggestions and tidbits of information to help me out. Maybe next year for Halloween I can do something like this again, so feel free to offer suggestions on terrifying and creepy creatures. I’ll start a list to keep handy for the next Halloween season. In the meanwhile I’m in much need of getting back to drawing something cute and adorable, I’ve got some frogs on my mind. 😁