With seven inked panels I have officially completed the “assignment” portion of the Robot Adventure. I am quite happy with how it turned out, although I don’t consider it finished at this point. There are five remaining spreads in the book and I intend to fill them. I have a bit of a plan for how the rest of the story is going to go and I hope to keep working on a page a day until everything is wrapped up. So hopefully things will be drawn and inked to completion by Friday this week. *fingers crossed* The new instructor starts their teaching today, so I’ll be balancing the Robot Adventure with the new homework.
I sure love having this kind of homework. It really makes me wonder where I’d be if I’d gone into illustration rather than taking a year of Fine Art, and even more what would have been possible without the surgeries on my hand costing me so many years of practicing and learning. I am reflecting on this without resentment this morning. I am not dissatisfied with where I am or how I got here—far from it. I am sitting here with my morning coffee, music on, candle lit in this cozy in this space, quietly marvelling that I can still draw at all. And that life hasn’t killed my delight in whimsy. So many things could have prevented this morning from being possible and I’m grateful that they didn’t.*
Further Robot Shenanigans, Day 5:
Combined panel for Days 5, 6, and 7:
I’ve also put together a really brief camera-phone video of the concertina expanded so far. I’ll shoot another one once the final five panels have been added, which will give me time to figure out how the video function on my Canon works. ^_^;
I am off to check out the new homework, draw more Robot, and get some writing done. Cheers!
*I don’t want to be perceived as smug or self-absorbed when I write things like this. With my mental health, I go through cycles where it’s hard to remember that good times exist and that I’m grateful for anything, so I attempt to write about it when I can so I can remind myself later. I am struck by how weird it is that I feel I need to put a disclaimer on that. Huh. Something to think about.