Monday, November 5, 2007
Girl with Guns
One of the most challenging but fun things that I started doing this year was convention sketches. Commissions via e-mail are pretty easy. I'm at home and I can take my time and work the sketch out and relax. At a convention you're usually on the spot, someone is either waiting for you to finish it or actually standing over you and watching you draw. I don't mind it though -- I like to imagine I'm performing or something like a musician making the stuff up on the spot and improvising. Sometimes it works out great, other times you wish you could get the drawing back. Well, when that happens usually I scrap it and start over and nobody sees it (unlike a live musician). Anyway, I did this convention sketch in Chicago over the summer and forgot to snap a photo -- but luckily the person I did it for, posted it on-line and I found it. The request was for a "girl with guns".