Like nearly everyone, I doodle. Here are some I did during breaks between meetings. Cropped out are all the important notes and such. These go so fast I wonder how I could ever be late on a real assignment. Sad truth is that nearly every artist I know draws pretty fast when it comes to sketchy type material but when it comes to real work, everyone slows down--sometimes to a crawl.
Call it choking, call it nerves but there is something about knowing your work is for print that makes you pull back and the best work always comes when you break through this mental block. When it's going good, I can do 2 pages a day. When it's going cold, it can take 3-4 days for a page and you could never tell the difference between what pages took a short amount of time and which seemed to take an eternity to finish.
Here is a closer shot.
Friday, May 13, 2005