When Life Gives You Lemons (Snowman Humor)

When Life Gives You Lemons (Snowman Humor)

When life gives you lemons, you can certainly make lemonade or any other type of beverage you like this holiday season. Challenges can come in all shapes and forms but how you handle them will enlighten you and provide you with growth so face them head on! As artists, there are lots of challenges to face such as time, subject matter, and inspiration to name a few.

Time can be found through planning. I plan to give myself at least of a few hours to draw each day after coming home from a busy work day. It’s not written anywhere or put into my phone calendar so that I don’t feel stressed about it if I don’t. Planning balanced with flexibility allows for better expectations.

Subject matter is not as much of a challenge as it used to be thanks to some of the YouTuber’s out there who provide lots of ways of overcoming blank page syndrome. I still might spend a few minutes envisioning what I want to draw but after a few brush strokes, I’m off.

Inspiration to draw something that takes work. When you love to draw, it can come easier than those who don’t draw often. The best inspiration comes to me from watching what happens around me and then just asking, “Hey, what if?” The snowman image I came up with was inspired by talking to my kids about all the funny things that could happen to a snowman. The rest was easy after that. I have to keep a notebook sometimes to keep track of the funny things they come up with.

Below are some process pics for you to see. I designed this piece using Clip Studio Paint and Photoshop. Clip Studio Paint was used to make the design and Photoshop was used to make the snow fall as I did in my recent post.

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Latest Project – Ghost Story Compilation

Latest Projects – Ghost Story Compilation

My latest project is a ghost story compilation in a graphic novel format. I have always loved reading ghost stories. There is nothing better on a cold day than a horror story, a warm blanket, and a hot cup of coffee. The book will have three stories written and illustrated by me. When does it come out? My goal is to have it available in the next six months through Amazon Kindle format.

Please enjoy the sample and I’ll be sure to post more about it soon.