We are well into the 3rd month of the year here and I thought I'd share the drawings I've done for fun so far this year.
Been spending most of my time for the last 4 months on SkyHeart, so I haven't been drawing for fun as much as I have in past years. I think it's important to just sandbox draw because so many cool ideas come out of that. I get so busy with urgent work I sometimes forget to draw for fun. And by fun I mean exploration, play, and experimentation.
I guess that's the way the pendulum swings. I used to draw an awful lot for fun and didn't making anything of lasting importance (like graphic novels or picture books). For several years I did a lot of exploration; trying to find new designs for characters and world building. I did a ton of exploration in my 20's and early 30's; figuring out what styles, mediums, and tools worked well for my goals.
But now I'm in execution mode. Which means my last sketch book took a full 9 months to fill (I usually fill 4 in a year), but I've been able to sketch, pencil, and ink an entire graphic novel.
But maybe that's how it's supposed to work, you explore, play, and experiment, then find something you want to sink your teeth into and deploy, execute, and produce. I just wish I could figure out a way to not do one at the expense of the other.
Hoping I find the balance between these two before my career is over!
Anyway, here's my drawings. Commentary in the captions.