Day Fifty Two
Not much on the workbench this morning, and since I have tickets to the Steve Earle show tonight, I thought I’d attempt a portrait. I don’t think I captured the likeness all that well, but I had some fun with the beard.
Day Fifty Three
Worked on a cartoon illustration for the ‘freaks of nurture’ blog today. And revisited yesterday’s illustration which I wasn’t too keen on.
Steve Earle put on a pretty decent show last night (some sound issues, especially in the second half, where the sound actually seemed to get worse), plus as usual at recent concerts I’ve attended, audiences seem to be getting more and more annoying (and cell phones and gadgets have only made them more so). Anyhow, this morning I looked at yesterday’s portrait, and I really didn’t care to leave it like that, so I went back into it and did a bit more work. This one’s a little closer.
Day Fifty Four
Will be starting on some sketches for a few clients tomorrow, but today I’m taking it pretty easy, doing some house cleaning for a party we’ll be hosting on Friday evening, and driving down to Kalamazoo to pick my boy up at the train station. In the meantime, I’ve been having a difficult time with my riding lawnmower over the past few weeks, which is in need of a few simple repairs, that, thanks to the design of the mower, require the entire assembly to be taken apart to even access the area where the repairs need to be made. My previous mower, which I had for about ten years, gave me very little problems, but this one, which is about five years old now, has plagued me with repairs since almost the first summer I bought it. Currently it is in several pieces downstairs in the garage awaiting a few parts.
Day Fifty Five
Today’s illustration was a quick turnaround assignment from the Journal. I may post the “also rans” sketches later this afternoon if I get around to it.