Pool Party

Friday Sketch at work - Topic was Pool Party.

Trapeze Swinger

Our Friday Sketch at work was circus themed. I must admit, I had never cared much for the circus, until I read Water for Elephants a few years ago. I guess years of explaining that Ringling College had nothing to do with the circus made me a little jaded also.

Quick sketches like these are really enjoyable, and I feel like it helps me to make aesthetic decisions a lot more quickly. Back at school, we used to get together in the computer labs and do one hour thunder-domes to practice finishing work quickly. I feel like that was a pretty beneficial exercise, especially given the deadlines in the real world.
Kind of crazy that students thought ONLY A WEEK for an illustration was an insanely short amount of time. I don't remember the last time I had a whole week to finish something ;) Actually, for this piece, I asked for 3 days of time to work on it and was laughed at. So there. Kids, learn to work quickly and you will be happy you did.

Finishing up some big projects while some other big ones loom on the horizon. Hope all are well :)