I thought drawing a cartoon character would be sooo easy and fast and stress-free. Except not! I checked with my sister, the real artist in the family, and she told me they’re not nearly as easy as they seem like they should be. Thank God, because this took me over two hours to do. Seriously. I love cartoon characters, but I don’t think I’ll be trying another one anytime really soon (although hub said Taz would have been a great choice for T, and man was he right!)
I drew this first in 3H pencil, erased everything I drew from the neck up numerous times, then when it was finally kinda close, went over it with Micron pen and broke out the trusty Polychromos to color him in. And breathed a huge sigh of relief that I could walk away from the sketchbook. 🙂 For me, drawing an actual canary would be much easier! I guess this is why we are all different. We need cartoonists, we need quilters, we need painters, we need everyone. That’s why for me, this exercise is so cool. Alphabet = stretching beyond my comfort zone = finding out who I am as an artist. Wow. As an artist. Ooh, still doesn’t feel like the word fits me, but I’m trying.
I have scoured the internet for something to draw for the letter U. Finally settled on a singer for tomorrow’s drawing. I’m finding I really enjoy drawing faces. This is a guy who’s pretty easy on the eyes. Let’s hope my rendition will be too, haha. If it bombs, maybe I’ll just post his eye or something. 🙂
This was my first full day with no fever in a week! I have packed my bags and left Virus-ville, and am finally starting to dig out from the backlog in the office. I hope you enjoyed Tweety, and will drop in again tomorrow.