Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Illustration Friday - Duet

When I saw the Illustration Friday prompt for this week - Duet - I instantly thought, Aw, how cute! I should sketch up a duet illustration of Hector and Consuelo, my froggies in love!

Then I thought, Oh, well, I don't really have time for that, what with this book I'm trying to revise sucking up every ounce of my energy and time.

But my muse was all like, HA! THINK AGAIN, little caterpillar, for I am bored of your book and I shall ruin it until you find the time to sit and sketch!

And I was like, No! I have a self-imposed deadline and must finish my revision by May! How can you do this to me?!

And my muse laughed.

She laughed in my FACE!

But you know, when your muse is burnt out from revisions and ready for another creative outlet, you gotta listen. You definitely don't want to mess with your muse. I should take my own advice. My muse and I are not always on speaking terms. I am stubborn and she is sadistic.

But she is boss and I am merely a pawn in her creativity game, so, I pulled out my sketchbook, sharpened a pencil, and, though I'm somewhat rusty, I sketched a little duet!

Here is Hector and his sweet Consuelo! Rough and sloppy, but that's okay.

Happy Wednesday, folks!

xoxo,

19 comments:

Jamie Gregory said...

This sketch is great! They're so lively!

Linda Hensley said...

I think my muse and your muse are in communication. You're right, they're sadistic! Good luck with your project.

TMCPhoto said...

Your muse is very wise; a change is as good as a rest and I bet all those revisions are the better for a little sketch time.

Meeling said...

Very cute...I love the way she is looking up at him...batting her eyelashes maybe?

So glad you listened to your muse!

Lulu Grey said...

Glad you listened to your muse, because that sketch is adorable. Thanks for posting.

Kathy said...

I love his expression!

mshatch said...

pretty good for rough and sloppy!

Tina Laurel Lee said...

So cute. My muse is a boy. But just as temperamental.

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Glad your muse is boss, that sketch is fantastic! ♥

My Hideaway said...

Really really cute!

April said...

Love it! You've been on the book so long, I forgot just how much I love your art! Probably why it's in almost EVERY room of my house!

Hannah Sommerville said...

Wonderful sketch :)

jamberry_song said...

Very, very cute sketch! You may just find your mind sharper and more ready to get back to those revisions after brief interludes like this. It's probably much to your benefit that you allowed yourself a little time to make this drawing. :) Good luck with the work!

Kelly said...

It's adorable! You are so talented. And it's good to take a break and do something creative like this.

Amie Kaufman said...

Oh that's too cute, I love it! I think your muse is right on the money--different types of creativity can recharge you!

Melissa said...

Oh, my goodness! Adorable doesn't even begin to describe this sketch.

:-D

And, hey! Finish that revision already so I can read it!

Movies on my Mind said...

cute

Reflections said...

Beautiful piece! I like that muse of yours, seems she is related to mine when I try to write something.

The Craft-Arty Kid said...

Lovely drawing. Love that the frog is playing the guitar haha

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