Friday, August 22, 2008

Illustration Friday: "Routine"

Routine. Yup. This is an old one. Probably about 4 years ago almost. I still like it really just because it was part of a collection of drawings I did, actually, I think is the first drawing I did post-surgery. I we getting back into the ...wait for it... routine of drawing. I had surgery on my shoulder a while back to keep it from dislocating so easily. The surgery worked about 9 months.

My right arm is what I use to draw, so it facilitates what I'm best at. It is also my biggest liability. It's like Spider-Man, a blessing and a curse. Something like that.

Something clicked after that surgery. No, it was not clicking pins in my shoulder either. Drawing was starting to make sense and I was starting to see how to draw.

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18 comments:

Diane Duda said...

ha...think funny. :)
love this!!!

Connie said...

If this drawing is anything to go by, that was very effective surgery! Did your pins set alarms off just after you had surgery as my husband did?

Suana said...

Lovely character and oh so sad yet ...
Wonderful!!

eyecontact said...

A lot of detail and great lines. Nice drawing! Good interpretation, too.

erin said...

is that a spidey lunch box? great illo.

damon said...

wow i really like this

such a nice drawing

really tells a story in on panel

i like it a lot

illustrations by doni said...

i really like his oversized jacket and his tail peaking out...

Juan said...

Very very nice drawing!

Bearded Lady said...

ha! this is hilarious. The expression on your card punching, stoic worker is priceless. And wonderful line work too - the thick and thinness of your lines really adds depth.

btw, I feel for you on the shoulder thing. I am up to 7 dislocations (two surgeries). Shoulders are tricky. They just are designed right. Ball in socket with not much holding it in place?.... It makes no sense. Someone needs to come up with something better.

Bella Sinclair said...

Great character! At first I thought he was an odd working guy. But then WHAM, I saw his tail! What the --! That's really great.

Glad to hear things clicked after the surgery. Was it caused by the surgery, do you think? I just read about a guy who turned wonderfully artistic after a stroke rewired his brain.

Roberta said...

This is great!
I think I'm going to have to get one of those signs for my counter! lol!

soulbrush said...

ha ha this is great stuff, had two shoulder rotator cuff surgeries 4 years ago,one was good, other gave me trouble for another year, now good. suppose surgeons also have 'off' days is all i could think!

Detlef said...

Top drawing.

fergus said...

Great style. I need that sign next to my time clock.

INDIGENE said...

Wow...I can so relate to your commentary! I'm always thinking, not the hands or the eyes! Great illustration and wishing you always good health!

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ms. froggie said...

think funny.

i really like this.

Solvere volo said...

Really funny! Great illo!

maison yummi said...

Checking out cool submissions is my new ROUTINE.