The Inspiration For Sketch-A-Day…

So Adam has been drawing a lot lately, especially on his tablet, and I’ve been envious.  It’s no secret that drawing has taken a back (WAY back) seat for me over the last year as my novel has become my primary focus and writing in general (for CSBG, this blog, and a handful of other things) has become my secondary focus…but I miss drawing.  And I’ve been trying to figure out a way to get it back into my life in a practical and productive way that won’t eat up all my time.

Adam’s recent AWESOME drawing of us has inspired me to get serious about it.  Oh, um…NSFW?  Too late?

Anyone who knows us knows that Adam has been (wisely) very kind to me and as usual very unkind to himself in this depiction – but I love it anyway.  I wish I was that cute…in cartoon form…or any form!

Anyway, the awesomeness of Adam’s drawing has inspired me to try a new blog project that will both get me drawing again and also help me to work on my new tablet skills.  So the new Sketch-A-Day feature will be just that, a sketch every day (Monday through Friday) posted on the blog and created either on the tablet or by hand in a minimum of 10 minutes and a maximum 60 minutes (I’ll be focusing on the tablet to see if I can hone my skills on it, but there will be some traditional non-tablet work done as well).  I’ll try my best not to draw only sexy curvy girls, as that is pretty much my default setting when I sketch…but no promises.*

So we’ll see how it goes. The Sketch-A-Day posts will start on Monday, February 1st.  See you then!

* It’s important to note up front that NOTHING I do will look as good as what Adam has done here.  For two simple reasons…1) Adam has always been and will always be a far better and more naturally talented cartoonist that I am and 2) Adam took WAY more than an hour to do this.  So lower your expectations already!


  1. TK42ONE’s avatar

    Thank GOD I wasn’t drinking or eating anything when I saw this. It would have come out of my nose from laughing so hard. And is it scary that I will now think of each of you in these forms for some time now?

    Oh, boy, I need to wipe the tears from my eyes so I can see it better….

    PS – We really need to add a caption with Adam saying “HIYAA!!!”

  2. 1979semifinalist’s avatar

    TK42ONE: lol. I’m glad I didn’t aid you in ruining your keyboard :) By the way I’m happy to have you picturing me that way, as Adam was very kind.

    thejamminjabber: I know, right. It’s my new desktop wallpaper.

  3. Ariel the Great’s avatar

    love the drawing. if only there were a blond streak!

  4. Paul’s avatar

    Love it! Great job, Adam. 😀

    Looking forward to daily sketches, too.

  5. 1979semifinalist’s avatar

    Jase: Ah! You’re right! I should have had Adam give me the blonde streak!
    And by the way…drawing praise from you!? Adam knows how hard that is to get – he’ll be pleased! :)

    Paul: Thanks Paul!

  6. Ben Cohen’s avatar

    Form land mind issues aside..this is awesome. Does Adam have an online portfolio or blog.


    P.S. The two of you have an open invitation to join us over at sketchy scribbles. You can get there through my site.

  7. k’s avatar

    just makes me laugh, Adams expression is hilarious. you guys rule. i’m excited for the sketch of the day, makes me want to draw.

  8. 1979semifinalist’s avatar

    Ben: Thanks for the invite. I’m pretty slammed with commitments just now, but it looks like an awesome project and if my schedule opens up at all I’ll definitely come begging for a new invite.

    k: It’s mostly Adam ruling here. But the ruling is intense. And it makes me want to draw too – obvs. :)

  9. ross’s avatar

    i’ve been considering doing a daily sketch thing on my livejournal, and you taking it up encourages me but i’m so lazy. i can’t wait for yours, though!!! so exciting. i’m pumped.

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