Thursday, May 29, 2008


Vulture update
coloured pencil
copyright Jeanette Jobson

Most of the time I like my job, but today - well today scrubbing out toilets would have been wayyyyyyy more preferable.

Human nature never ceases to amaze me and the ability to let something like work overpower your sense and sensibility. Today it felt like a frustrating spiral, surrounded by people, many of whom I have known for a very long time who suddenly felt like strangers. I participated but felt as if I was on the perimeter looking at the proceedings wondering what in hell's name we were all doing.

Its just as well I have my art, as I believe its one of the things in life that keeps me sane. Or at least partially sane anyway. I forged ahead with the vulture last night without even thinking about stopping for updates then realized that I hadn't done any. Oops. I find it difficult to create progress pieces and tutorials as the 'stop and photograph' is a real intrusion on the drawing. I have to consciously make myself stop and take an image. If I get into 'the zone', well the imaging just won't happen as I get too selfish and involved in the drawing aspect.

So now time to kick back and relax a little and do some more work on pretty boy, the vulture. I will have to find out exactly what kind he is so I can give him the appropriate title. (I found out, he's an Eurasian Black Vulture) Tomorrow I'll be working til 9 or 10pm so there likely won't be an update. Unless I quit before then.

Sugar daddies, apply within.


"JeanneG" said...

You are so funny. We have Sugar Daddy candy here if that will help. I've always said it's better to laugh than cry.

The vulture is looking really good. I think you did a baby vulture from the WC RIL about two years ago. You made that one look really cute too.

Have some chocolate and pretend work doesn't exist. I hope tomorrow is better for you.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Jeanne. Just me having a rant in public :) Life always looks better the next day.

The vulture is kinda cute in an ugly way. They're quite interesting creatures and have their uses.

Yes, chocolate. For breakfast. Good idea! And some Sugar Daddy candy. Yes, send me off to my meetings on a sugar rush!

Teresa said...

Hi Jeanette,

Your vulture is looking good! I love the subtle tones in his beak.

Marsha Robinett said...

It's amazing how you've made something thought of as so ugly with such distasteful habits a thing of beauty!

I completely understand the "job thing". You hear me mention often that I wish I could just do art! But as life would have it I need the job, and do enjoy my work...but would rather be in the studio.

As for the sugar daddy...I think a "man for hire" would be a better, less demanding alternative!

Laurel Neustadter said...

This is coming along wonderfully, Jeanette. I love your ability to render a wide range of subtle color differences.