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I got a bit carried away

So, last night, I laid down with the firm intent to sleep until I woke up, get up, log into the "war" room, and accomplish a rewrite of my "Grandmother Marie" story. I still want my kitten back, but I have to stop moping and get stuff done.

Instead I was awakened by my daughter, reminding me that there was this mandatory meeting I had to take her to, since her Dad was at work. I checked the address and ascertained that I at least had time for a bowl of cereal, grabbed the bag with sketchbook and asthma meds, and headed out.

The meetings organizers were all gung-ho to get through their very extensive agenda in time to get us all out "at least in time to hear the kickoff on your car radios". Um. Whatever. I mean, I'd rather the team in whatever town I'm in wins, because it affects the feelings of so many people around me. But it's just a game, and not even one that I can have fun playing.

During the meeting, I decided I'd work on my project of thank-yous for donors; my original plan had been to draw small--about three inches square, total. But discussing things with my sister at Christmas, she offered to help me get the face right, except her idea of help was to draw a better sketch, full size! So, using her sketch as a reference, I did a larger drawing for red_trillium .  First in pencil, then pen.  I stopped before starting to color, though I had markers in my bag; I wanted to get a clean scan of it first.

I rather think I got a bit carried away, but since my idea was to make him into a Green Man because we discuss gardening, and since I enjoy drawing green men, I suppose that's no surprise. Since I had all that space for detail.

Anyway, here is the inked drawing.  I'd planned to color it, and I probably still will, but right now I'm enjoying it as it is.


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Jan. 11th, 2010 09:08 am (UTC)
Oh thank you!!!! I love it! It's very sweet of you to do. And it's really cool and detailed. :)

Jan. 12th, 2010 12:59 am (UTC)
I should send you a scan that LJ didn't shrink!
Jan. 12th, 2010 06:38 am (UTC)
I am rather chuffed with the scan you have here! Thank you :) And I've got a little whispy mustache now, I have something to aspire to with that Greenman :)
Jan. 12th, 2010 08:28 am (UTC)
I suspect the green man's "hair" would be distracting at the office!
Jan. 12th, 2010 08:49 am (UTC)
Hahaha, not too much (unless the critters got active) since I talk gardening at work too :)
Jan. 12th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
Or people might want to snack on some of it!

I'm particularly happy with how the beard turned out, and that at first glance, the dragon wing resembles an elf ear.
Jan. 12th, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
I should find a free photo-hosting website for sharing pictures, something where it's easy to get the url for JUST the picture, for stuff like putting photos into my stories. But I don't know which one.
Jan. 11th, 2010 12:51 pm (UTC)
Cool drawing.

Hope today brings good kitten news :(
Jan. 12th, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
Thank you.

On the kitten front, he isn't at the animal control place, but they do now have his description, picture, and my phone numbers.
Jan. 15th, 2010 10:18 am (UTC)
Thanks for the good wishes.

We're having a thaw right now, so I drove around that neighborhood today for quite a while, looking and calling, but found no hint of him. I've walked around and driven around, calling him, quite a bit in the immediate vicinity of the vet's on different days and at different times of day; I think he's no longer within a couple blocks of there, unless someone took him in. If that's true, it all depends on which direction he took off in.

The vet's is really pretty close to the house, within a mile, so it's possible he'll wander in the right direction to find his own way home too. He was born feral near my house; if he finds the neighborhood, he'll show up looking for a handout.

I hope he's OK, somewhere.
Jan. 11th, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
I really like it!
Jan. 12th, 2010 12:58 am (UTC)
Jan. 13th, 2010 06:17 am (UTC)
I really like that!
Jan. 15th, 2010 10:19 am (UTC)
Thank you! It was fun drawing it, especially since the meeting was dull.
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