Stick Figures Or Die

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.” ๐Ÿ˜’
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. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Pen and ink artist inspired by Nature, Beauty, Spirit and Song.

5 thoughts on “Stick Figures Or Die”

    1. I’d rather not do stick figures at all. I mostly just wanted to point out how some people assume that if you can draw then you should be able to draw anything with any style or technique. I sometimes have to explain to people that each artist has their own style, technique and subject matter that they focus on. There are some who are “jacks and janes of all trades” but for many of us we tend to have only one, maybe two styles. For me, stick figures or anything that involves drawing quickly, isn’t one of mine.

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