… this is day 5 of this particular challenge. Engines being the overwhelming theme… or could be wheels. I don’t know. Just felt fun to draw. As I write this, a dog sits at my feet snoozing away. That seems like a good way to pass the time, too.
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
I haven’t seen SELMA yet, but here’s a good quick read with director Ava Duvernay.
Also a smattering of Ted Talks about the people that have been influenced in one way or another by Dr. King’s influence.
My pal, Ken Knudtsen, of My Monkey’s Name is Jennifer fame, challenged me on Facebook to post three drawings a day for five days straight. They could be new or old and I have to invite other artists to do the same each day.
Like a well meaning chain letter.
CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! (except I’m only doing one NEW drawing a day and I’m not putting anyone else in the crosshair, ’cause c’mon, you guys, people got better stuff to do than goof off on the Facebook. Except I really hope that people put pen to paper and draw whether they post it or not)
So yesterday I did that car thing from the previous post and today is that monstrosity up top. Its my well meaning and humble nod to Windsor McCay and his Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland strip, or BIll Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes strip, or Jake Parker’s wonderfully imaginative stuff or the innumerable artists and thinkers and talented fibbers of my youth.
… but I grew up with those knuckle heads. Grease monkeys and all. That culture never really took with me because I was all up in my Nintendo Power, blowing into cartridges and what not. So this is my nod to my pals growing up. The Papercut Kids love poking around so here they are, getting all handsy with someone else’s ride.
Speaking of ride this is a video of the actual car I heavily referenced for this illustration.
If you do happen to be a car guy or just appreciate a cool video and race culture, of which I know nothing, CLICK THIS!
Happy New Year!!!
I hope you all had a great holiday season, surrounded by friends family and loved ones! I’ve got irons in the fire but before any of that stuff comes to fruition or dies on the vine I want to drop some stuff off here for you. Just a quick image dump for the new year. Hope you enjoy and that your year is wildly prosperous and you get all that you want!