Thursday, August 9, 2007

"Look Dad, I Drew Learning!"

So I haven't been around much lately. We just finished writing a treatment for the feature we are working on and that has taken up a lot of my time. Writing is hard.

Before that I was at the ComiCon in San Diego. Now, I'm not into comic books, I really don't know much about them to tell you the truth. I still have fun though, because there is usually a booth there with old illustration art, and that's where I usually spend most of my time. I saw a couple of cool Robert McGinnis originals (they weren't that old), and a great Joyce Ballantyne pin-up painting, and a ton of other more obscure pieces. I like being able to see the things up close, where you can kind of see how they were done. I'm the world's worst painter; I'll admit it right now, so I respect a good painting when I see it. I'll still look around at everything else, because there is a lot of weirdness there, but I like looking for the good art. I found a lot of great art there. I found a lot of really crappy stuff too, but I was impressed with how good the good stuff was.
Apart from that there are a lot of parties, which are fun, and seeing people I haven't seen in a while, which is cool too.

I've been a "professional artist” for over 20 years now, and my son did this drawing when he was five. It’s more fun and entertaining than pretty much everything I’ve ever been paid to draw.

The title of this post is what he said when he handed it to me:

“Look Dad, I drew learning!”

He drew learning in more ways than one.