Last night I went out to watch the Republican debate with friends. The down side of that is that I didn't get to hear too much between bar patrons and the Mets game that was going on in the front of the bar. Luckily, I don't need to hear the debaters to draw them! Aural context always helps, but so much can be picked up from their expressions and body language, it's not really necessary.
"From the archive" sounds better than "from that giant pile of old drawings," right? I found this drawing in the same...archive (wink wink, nudge nudge)...as last week's. I had sat down in Epcot's Japan pavilion in a drizzle with Veronica Lawlor and Margaret Hurst. At first it was just us, and I reconciled myself to a quiet drawing of pine trees and the pagoda. As the rain slowed and finally stopped, everyone popped out of their hiding places and I had a much more fun, chaotic drawing of people doing all the things they do (including using stools as a drum set).
I found this drawing of people waiting to get on the carousel while I was going through a big stack of old drawings. I remember feeling so excited about the thumbnail, and then feeling distinctly unhappy with the drawing itself. I've left the thumbnail in the corner so you can see for yourself (click to see it larger). Looking at it with a some distance, I'm not sure why I was so upset. It's a good reminder not to be so hard on things when they don't turn out quite how you expected.