I drew the kids at my brother's recital when I went home a couple of weeks ago. Usually I draw with a pen but lately I've been trying out pencil. Sounds weird I know- but in the past few years I've been preferring the control feeling of a pen. Pencil has kind of a throwaway- feeling to it that tends to lose something for me. But I think it's good to try new techniques- each one of these portraits is a different feeling.
Belated Monday posting (I'm trying to do everyday. I picked this book up over the weekend from a "Free" box on the sidewalk. Great illustration. Cover Design is accredited to Tom Ballenger. I'm not sure if this is means the illustrator but I love the image, the colors, everything. I have no idea what the book is about.
"Day in, day out, millions of secretaries around the world fulfill
their responsible task. They are their bosses right hand. They take up
stenographs, write letters, make phonecalls and prepair conferences.
But whatever they have to accomplish, they need good tools for it." from allerleirau's flickr stream
Well- in this day and age we're our own secretaries now. I often find trouble getting things done, but I realize that it's the 'supportive' tasks I have trouble with, not the meat and potatoes of my job. Filing, writing down birthdays, remembering to mail bills... these things that make my life propel forward are sometimes the easiest to let go by the wayside.
Dumb Little Man is a fun website devoted to helping us all become happier and healthier while being productive. A few of my fav posts recently: