So today I went to a funeral, to say goodbye to an old friend. Her name was Karen and I knew her for about 12 years now. She was the assistant manager at the arts and craft store I worked at. She lost her battle with cancer the day before my daughter was born. I was lucky to see and speak to her one last time a week prior to her death. I didn't see her since I left the store...and once I did, it was really hard to see her the way she was. But when I spoke with her and just stared into her eyes I could see the Karen I remembered in my mind...The same caring person she always was...I started to thank her....I thanked her for listening to all my problems I had and for all the advise she gave to me. I thanked her for being a friend...and all the leeway she gave me some days at work. She saw me grow up all those years and always encouraged me to do well when I went back to school. She was so happy to hear when I got my first gig.....anywhoo, she was exhausted and I told her to sleep...
When I was leaving, she assured me that she was okay and was ready to go. I told her so long for now...
How's everyone doing today? So everything with my daughter is going well so far. Today is her seventh day of life. Been taking her to the doctors back and forth this whole week, because of her jaundice that she had when she was born. So far so good, and tomorrow hopefully will be her last visit in awhile. It's been crazy sleep schedule wise...I thought being and artist with no sleep is tough...but adding a newborn in the equation?!?! Wowza!!!! Haha
I feel like my sudden energy drop is affecting my stuff..but I'm sure I will adjust soon enough and post more substantial work up in here. Just want to thank you guys for sticking in there and watching the daily post. Big props to other artist out there who did similar daily posting craziness, and actually completed it :)
So I had to pause the everyday sketch project for my daughter being born!!! Her name is Tegan Leigh Medina and she was born March 22, 2012. 7.8 lbs 18 inches!!!! Big shout out to my brotha, Ivan Aguirre for posting my sketch for me last post. I had no way of posting so I sent the pic to him to post for me.
Today I will be posting the past five days of sketches I did for the book. Day 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13.
Next post I'll be on track and I'll talk a little more about my daughter!!
So we went to the doctors today, and my girl is going to be induced tomorrow morning, to get my daughter outta there :) Pretty excited about it and witnessing a miracle in front of my eyes. The thought of finally hearing her cry is gonna be something I will remember forever :)
On to the post! Tonight I tried doing some kind o'story. nothing to crazy mind you...just practicing my weak points in my art. The "scene" I sketched out is when guys go to use the bathroom....and that awkward moment when you go..someone starts to talk to you haha...pretty tough for some people heh!
Anywhoo....Let me tell ya....the space they give you inside the sketchbook is hella small...I love drawing pretty big...so drawing small is something I got to get used to..so the outcome is eh...but it'll do for now.
Also just posting random other stuff...btw...really love...LOVE, my brushpen. Gonna try to get better at that..too bad I cant use it in my One sketch a day book...paper's too thin.....okay...I'm blabbing now...got to get some sleep for the big day tomorrow...wish us luck y'all!
SMILE IT UP!!!
P.S...got an Ipad finally so I'm on Instagram!! Follow me and I follow you! :) Oh does anybody know a good app other than the blogger one, that is good to use for ipad. Just wanna know so I can get a chance and post tomorrow when I'm at the hospital
Here's my daily drop off! Finally going to see the doctor tomorrow for the baby, and see what is next for us. Hopefully she comes this week. Other than that, it's all good in the hood! I'll post up some other stuff the next post.
So...no baby yet...she really making me anxious lol! Luckily we have a doctors appointment on Wednesday...hopefully from this time until then, she'll make her entrance to the world.
Now for the post.
First, just gotta say that this particular one was really frustrating me tonight. I found myself thinking way too hard about it, and it really affected the outcome. Erasing a whole bunch o'times and sketching over and over again. I think this is good for me though. It'll teach me to have a simple idea coming into it, rather than freestyling and erasing so much. Committing to an idea and running with it. Being loose and have fun. I told you, bad or good I'm posting the sketches.....Anywhoo......
Continuing with the O.S.A.D quest, I present you with tonight's submission for your consideration :)
So my girl and I went to the bookstore and she ended up buying me a neat little sketchbook by chronicle books called "One Sketch a Day". It basically has 365...well 366 to be exact, blank spaces where you can sketch. Plus it has the day number and a place where you can date.
Anywhoo, she bought it for me to get out of a little drawing funk. This would probably do it, and it'll be good for me to post the sketch each day on this blog. Good or bad it'll get posted up in here...Never tried to post everyday...but I think it would do some good. Let's get this crazy thing going and I'll hope you enjoy the ride.....oh and update! Hopefully My daughter will be born this weekend...her due date is on saturday...so if I don't post...have a heart and take it easy on me eh? ;) I kid...I'll post it up!
Oh and I'm posting up some sketches I did on the side!