So I was bored and started sketching little hognose snakes doing ballet poses, and then decided I wanted to try to design a fabric using watercolor-style motifs of many little sneks doing ballet. I asked my sister if she was ever bothered that her sister’s brain was all nonsense all the time and she said no. So I embarked on a full on snek sketching bonanza, and ordered a nice travel set of sennelier paints and a few nice brushes, got some watercolor paper, and started doing some test sketches lined in Micron.
See, I’m 43, and I haven’t used watercolors since the last time my mother bought me a crayola palette, so I had absolutely no idea if I could even do it. My mother and father are both professional artists, and I mostly consider myself more of a moderately successful doodler by comparison, Prismacolor has been my medium of choice since I was 15, and frankly, I am usually intimidated by sticks with hair at the and. But I think it is going ok, for a first try, and this seems like the kind of nonsense we can use in these trying times.