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Now for some happy little trees…

Wow. It was nice to sleep in.

I don’t think I started breathing till 11 am today and didn’t actually make it to a standing position till about noon. I’m just not the late-nite party animal that other folks are… Then again, having a job that requires you to get up at 7 am every morning tends to curtail ones evening pursuits.

I did some doodling whilst I ate lunch of a character portrait of an anthro Ki’Rin fem named Benten I’ve needed to do for Wolf for months now. The doodle quickly turned into a full blown sketch and in about another hour was inked on Bristol and on its way to the scanner. The transfer from pad to Bristol presented a problem… I don’t have my light box anymore. So with a little scotch tape and a sunny window I was back in business…

I quickly ran into another issue… I wanted to do this illo in color, but my Wacom turned up missing back when I moved from Connecticut to Colorado and I’ve not dropped the $500 to replace it yet. I haven’t had much need for it as I’ve not been generating all that much artwork over the last year; another thing that work will do to you.

Well, I bit the bullet and used the touchpad on my laptop with *lots* of pressure and brush size tweaking between airbrush strokes. Not something I plan to repeat.

I’m hoping Wolf will be happy with it. I’m pretty impressed for not having drawn much of anything since December and coloring it with a touchpad. This isn’t my best work by any stretch of the imagination, but considering the situation, it’s not bad.

Well, time to stick another CD full of MP3s into the player out in the dining room and see what else I can come up with today…