Yesterday, I finished my design project for Meghan O’Keefe, a writer and comedienne in NYC. Her sketch comedy group is putting on a show “Dorothy Parker & The Salon of Spirits” on April 15th (go see it if you’re in NYC!).
This was an incredible project to work on. I loved drawing Dorothy. Not only is she one of my favorite poets/writers, she is also a ton of fun to draw because she looks exactly like her works: droll, sharp, witty and arch.
The skeletons were a lot of fun to draw, too. Honestly, I kept thinking of Disney’s 1929 Silly Symphony “The Skeleton Dance” while drawing them.
Although, the problem with my brain is that I had skeletons on the brain for a couple nights and my subconcious was like, “Hmm. Skeletons, eh? Let’s see what kind of narratives can we come up with to accompany these images…”
So I had about three nights of weird CBS-style dreams of trying to figure out where the skeletons had come from.
So now that the project is done, I’m back down to two jobs. As nice as it is not juggling three jobs, I’m a bit sad there isn’t another design project immediately lined up after this. I’m never happier than I am when I’m drawing.
Anyone want to order a custom project from me? ;)