Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Total

I so wasn't in the mood for a super-vague topic this week. I had a comic to get finished for a contest. More accurately: I had a comic to stress about. I don't think I have a snowball's chance, but I had to try. I ended up creating what is, up to now, my best sequential work. We'll see if it will be up to the task.

I was also having a stressful time at work. Made even more stressful by the fact that I could find no actual reason for being stressed! I got a raise last week, my boss gave me 'exceeds expectations' on all but one of my performance review sections (the other was 'meets expectations'), and people seem to think my designs are great. And yet, I was stressed out.

That makes me an idiot.

Anyhoo. This week's post is actually titled: "Total Loss". I had no ideas for this topic at all. Then, in a stress-free moment today at work, I sketched this out. Then, It was an hour and a half from sitting down with the blue pencil to saving the JPEG. Now, that's a quickie.



And yes, that is a drawing of my actual desk.

5 comments:

Janice said...

Just goes to show.. sometimes illustrated truth is a winner.... Felt much the same way.. No contest mind you... and your illustration made me smile... (hair pulling was included in my mental version.. before I settled on an 'around the corner' type of total!!

demosthenes said...

i completely know this feeling!

also, i've been considering the distressed look, just been too lazy to go the extra step. maybe this week.

AndreZero said...

Great job of capturing the emotion! And I have to say most of the humor of the T-shirt is lost when you can't see the ruler...

Greg Hartman Illustration said...

Good communication of your frustrated experience....been there. We can probably all relate, well done!

MVillos said...

Good one! thanks for visiting...that's exactly how i felt trying to think of something for this weeks topic.