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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cartoons & Sore Throats

Rats! I think I'm coming down with something and I have a major deadline this week.

Why does that always happen?

It's all the more frustrating because this project is very time sensitive and it's a series of cartoons.

I cannot draw cartoons. It just falls apart because I want to make the objects look realistic. And this particular project has to use cartoons. I wouldn't have taken on the assignment but it's payback for a special favor. See what happens when you ask for favors. Eventually, you have to pay up. With cartoons! Oy vey. I wish I had known ahead of time this is what she had in mind. But now I'm committed.

I have a lot of respect for cartoonists. It is an entirely different mindset from the realist illustrator. The average Joe doesn't realize just how hard it is to draw funny pictures.

For the last three days I've been scouring my books on cartoons and cartoon making. I'm doomed. Why couldn't she have asked for a nice dog portrait? I finished the final draft and after one more pass with my eagle eye, I'll email it to her for her approval. I pray she doesn't ask for too many changes--or a better cartoonist.

Somebody send some chicken soup and light a candle for me. And if you know any spells that will make me a better cartoonist--I'll take that too.


Marianne Arkins said...

Oh... feel better (:::sending virtual chicken soup:::)

Can't help with the drawing, though, sorry!

Maria Zannini said...

nom, nom, nom. Thanks! :o)

Sherri said...

Feel better soon! Lemon tea is great for a sore throat.

(If you were closer, I'd be happy to send over one of my two budding cartoonists.)

Maria Zannini said...

Thanks, Sherri.

It looks like my miniscule talent was enough. She loved it. Better yet--no changes.

I feel better already. :o)