Monday, November 28, 2011

Sneak Peek

If you're a regular reader of my blog (as millions are), you may have noticed that the art & illustration posts have been a little light this month. That's because I'm hard at work toiling away on this year's Xmas card. I don't want to give too much away just yet, but I can say that this year's card features The Space Dweebs, who I first drew around this time last year.

People seemed to like the Dweebs after I posted them, and I too felt they had some potential and wanted to do something more with them. When I started trying to think of ideas for this year's card, I figured I might as well use them.

Then I got the news that my job will disappear at the end of the year, and that kind of took the wind out of my sails. Suddenly I had much more important things to worry about than an Xmas card. I debated whether or not to even do one this year and ultimately decided absolutely not. I just wasn't in the mood for it and there would be no card this year.

Then one night at the beginning of November I started doodling in Photoshop and before I knew it I'd drawn a page of the card. I halfheartedly started on another page the next night, and the next, until now it's almost finished. Why, it's almost like it made itself.

Despite the fact that I initially didn't want to do it, I'm glad I did. It's been good therapy for me, helping to keep me from sitting in the dark wondering what the hell I'm going to do come January.

As of today it's almost finished; I have one last page and a cover to go, so it should be ready to post in a week or two. Stay tuned!

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