Monday, May 21, 2012

Law School

I have recently been asked to do a drawing for a friend who has just graduated from Law School this past weekend. We threw a surprise party for her, and she's a big fan of my comics so I drew one for her that actually ended up not only on the cake but on a framed print as well. I've been waiting until after the surprise party ended to finally feel safe enough to post the drawing, so, without further ado..

And on the cake:

She loved it, and I had a great time making it! No, I did not make the cake. My cakes are disasters, this cake was baked carefully by an engineer friend who happened to enjoy making fun cakes as a hobby. And yes, it was delicious. 

I'm still working to start messing around with watercolors. It's one of those things (like sewing) where I'm really anxious to have the free time to do it, and then when I finally have the free time I don't feel like dragging out all the supplies and making a mess. Usually when I finally have the free time I end up finding myself doing dishes or laundry, so I guess it really isn't free time after all, is it?

I need more hours in the day.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Royal Flush

When someone asks me to "draw me!" or says "ooo I want one too!" I usually get a pang of worry where my sincere gratitude and flattery is supposed to be. Why? Because I know already from the second they ask me that I am most likely not going to do that for them.

It's not that I wouldn't love to, I just don't have enough time as it is do to all the things I like to do, especially when I know that they will want me to do it for free because we're pals and all. So what do I do? I don't make promises, that's for sure. I tell them the drawing has to come to me if I'm going to do one for someone else that's just a random sketch, and here is an example. 

About a month ago I was at a party at my friend's parents' house. In her bathroom, I saw little illustrations of a small child/toddler sitting on a toilet. After leaving the bathroom I said "I hope someday someone will want to buy my illustrations just so they can hang them in their bathroom." and she told me if I drew her a picture, she'd hang it in her bathroom.

And so I did. Besides...she invited me to a get-together for her birthday last weekend and I had to blow it off because I live an hour away and went to a concert that I had already bought tickets for prior to my invitation. 

Monday, May 7, 2012


A friend asked me to draw a comic for his girlfriend's grad school graduation cake this week. Challenge accepted! Should be easy and only take an hour, I already have the idea of what to draw and that's the hard part!

Why must Monday's drag on like this? I'm in one of those weird funk kinda days where you really want to draw but you try and you just can't, its like there's something wrong with my hand. Perhaps if I were able to listen to some music that might help...

Here's another oldie comic from sometime ago. I suppose it's appropriate that I was talking about graduation cakes, because I drew this during my last month of undergrad.

College Stress 101: To avoid the overwhelming end-of-the-semester feeling hanging over you, try breaking large tasks into smaller, more doable ones. Although overall this technique will prove to be pointless, you will at least feel like you accomplished something out of every day ; )

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Slowly Adding Comics

I'm not really sure what I want to do with my really old comics. I will eventually be creating new comics to post every Tuesday as "Toonsday Comics" (note the new tab up above ^)

I have several old comics that I want to have so that I have an entire archive to look through, but part of me wants to draw over them to make them spiffier beforehand. When I first started drawing comics I hardly knew anything about Photoshop and my lines are very faint, but then there's a certain quality to seeing old drawings and how they've changed over time.

Either way I'll be posting them regularly to build my collection on this blog. My comics are just for fun, never to be taken too seriously and hopefully not critiqued harshly as they are just doodles :]

Here is a comic from last year. Don't act like you never did this as a kid.