Artist's Block

Long post, lots of pictures…sorry :joy::roll_eyes::upside_down_face:

So this is something I did a while back but I thought it would be fun to share here!

When I get bored/stressed/anxious, I doodle. It’s therapeutic for me, and often times allows me to take a breather from whatever is getting at me in the moment.

My job is one of those those things that gets at me.

About a year ago, I was trying to doodle to take the edge off the drama at work. But try as I might, I couldn’t doodle anything. I was so bent out of shape that I couldn’t even make a simple mark with my pencil on the sticky notes in front of me. My old friend Mr. Artist’s Block was just sitting back and eating popcorn with his feet propped up watching the show!

Luckily, inspiration doesn’t always have to come from within!

I posted on Facebook asking for things to draw. And here are the results!!

PARROT-TROOPER
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PARACHUTING MEDIC COBRA

ELF RANGER WITH HIS OSCOLOTT

GREYHOUND EAGLE

ROBOT ELEPHANT BALLERINA

TABAXI GUNSLINGER - for any D&D fans out there

SOME SORT OF CRAZY SPACE CIRCUS

LAMA KANGAROO

SAILOR MOON T-REX

MONK-INSEY AND CAT-MRI - my sisters personofied as their favorite animals

DRAGON RIDER - my friend and fellow author riding a dragon from one of her stories

FERRARI-ROACH - alternate pronunciation of Ferrero Rocher

DRAGON MUFFIN - my wife’s favorite

MORE D&D CHARACTERS!

SUPER JOY AND HIS TRUSTY TIDE-KICK

SNAKE WARRIOR - I have a lot of friends who are into D&D

MY FRIEND, JOSH

NINJA OTTER

WALZING ROBOTS - definitely one of my favs!

So there you have It! If you ever need inspiration, sometimes all you have to do is phone a friend!

(And if anyone is curious, this got me thuroughly out of my funk! Haha!)

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Here’s that Parrot Trooper… not sure why it didn’t post

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I am so glad you found inspiration to help you through your stress! I love the T-Rex, and the Dragon Muffin made me giggle!

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Awe Thanks!

THESE ARE AWESOME! thank you for sharing!

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What you call doodling is amazing art to the rest of us!
Love it!

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Wow, ditto what everyone has said. Your doodles are amazing!

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You are very talented!

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I love the muffin dragon! And the dancing robots! And the Tidekick’s Tide Pod exhaust! Heck, they are ALL awesome!

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Haha Thanks! I thought the tidepods were particularly clever!

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I thought so, too!

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