And drawing Helga in MS Paint! It's really hard to resist doodling the characters on the side while working. Imagine if Helga let her hair down and straightened it, took care of her eyebrows and wore a little mascara? But I'd take her tomboyish self any day over that.
...or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you’re sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and somthing else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that’s almost never the case.” -Chuck Close
This story is so hard so conceptualize for some reason. I took up yet another class to help me develop it, and I'm glad to say that I think it's finally getting somewhere. It's a lot more lighthearted than before, which I think is more in sync with my kind of speed. These guys are just so cute! :D