Thursday, December 28, 2006
It's winter and there's no snow in the Mid West, Indiana to be specific, so of course my mind is on how a coating of fresh fallen snow makes the world around you seem so peaceful.
When I think of snow I think of snowmen. So I usually draw a lot of them during this tiime of year.
For this image I decided at the beginning that I wanted a banner that said "PEACE" and a snowman. Other than that I had no idea what the image would contain.
As I was sketching out the pole and snowman I had to put down my sketchbook and take a candy cane away from my 11 month old daughter so she wouldn't choke on the wrapper or the candy cane for that matter.
When I sat back down and started sketching I found myself drawing the snow man holding candy canes. Go figure.
Well he had to have the canes for a reason so I started adding animals who were holding candy canes that they had gotten, and those that were still waiting to get one.
So the snowman is spreading peace by sharing.
Saturday, December 16, 2006
This weeks IF topic - Help.
Like most people my first thought was to draw someone in a situation where they needed help. No too easy.
My next thought was a situation where someone is helping another person. Still too easy
My next thought was a sitation where someone is getting help they don't want. Better, I'll start there.
Then I got hungry and went to Mc Burger King where they seem to employ people who could care less if you're there or not.
That's when the idea for this drawing was born.