It's been a busy couple of weeks, drawing-wise, job-wise, life-wise, and at night when I sit down on the couch to doodle, our kitty always provides a good source topic of doodle. Draw Something is still going strong -- and I sometimes spend more time than I should on a sketch. This one was for Ryan White.
The coffee table, the one Tom built with discarded scaffolding planks, is usually the first item in my sight when I sit down during Nora's nap. Today, it was either that or the kitty sleeping next to me. These two are slowly my Montagne Sainte Victoire, if I dare venture on the comparison. Ha.
So I've been playing Draw Something with Cheryl off and on for a few months now, but our score is still stuck at 100. We've been used to it. Every time we guess each other's drawing, it goes from 99 to 100. It's like watching Groundhog Day. Today I had to draw a rooster.
I had not drawn a face with a pencil in a long time -- months perhaps. The iPad has been my medium of choice lately, but I have missed the ease with which the lead slides on a piece of paper. Frankly, it is easier for a portrait. This is more or less an accidental one, since I saw a picture of singer/songwriter Damien Jurado on Facebook and I immediately wanted to practice drawing his face. All I had at hand, paper-wise, was one of my AP students' journal -- hence the barcode at the bottom. I used the mechanical pencil I carry in my purse -- it's a 2B lead in a comfortable Pentel holder. Nothing fancy.
The great thing about drawing on the iPad, as opposed to paper, is you don't need light to draw -- especially when you haven't had power in five days, and the only time you can really draw is after you put down your little one to sleep. Even on the lowest setting for brightness, the iPad is lit perfectly to doodle away. I've been doing drawings with my daughter in mind -- this is one of them. Though it looks more like a manifestation of my worsening mood than a cute drawing for a toddler, doesn't it. That bunny definitely looks aggravated.
Since we've been spending so much time on the iPad, I am posting a quick little doodle I did for my daughter while we were on the Drawing Pad app for kids. I saved it before she proceeded to color it all in pink.
The power has not been restored yet in big portions of NJ but propane is saving the day.