Walrus Studies: A New Hobby

All tied up in knots.

Looks like our walrus friend has taken this opportunity to pick up a new skill: knitting!  And from the looks of things, he’s, um, making progress.  Kind of.  Maybe.

…it’ll just take a little bit of practice.  Or a lot.  Just hang in there, man.

Dot and Friends

Dot’s going for that bogey.

The idea of Dot having some monster buddies popped in my head this past week – possibly for a future storyline – and I wanted to get their designs out on paper.

So, here they are – all hanging out and doing some mini golf.  Wanted to get a bit of levity during these trying times.

A Most Magical Trio (Kind Of)

Whatever happened here is most likely Stella’s fault.

Honestly, I just felt like drawing these guys.  And from the look of things, they’ve gotten themselves into a bit of mess with some magical pests that just won’t leave…

I did say I wanted to branch out a bit and do more with other original characters that I have, sooooo…

I don’t know if I’ve ever properly introduced these guys, now that I think about it.  From left to right, they are Thorn, Stella, and Miranda.  Thorn’s a cactus golem, while Stella and Miranda are witches (more witches, Drew?  Gasp).  Still fleshing them out, but more will come, hopefully.

Old Art and Instagram

There are some things that should never see the light of day again.

I’ve been wanting to post more art on Instagram for a while now, just to get more eyes looking at it, and I’ve been trying to figure out what I should be posting.  I mean, I’ve got this backlog of comics here on this website.

The only problem is, I look at some of it, and…it’s rough.  Or at least I think it’s rough.  Especially the earlier stuff.  So that’s probably just going to stay here on I Draw Walruses.

Maybe it’s just an artist thing to think all your early stuff is bad, I dunno.  I mean, I’ve definitely improved on some level, thank goodness.  Maybe I’ll redraw a few.  Who knows?

Little Beans

Look at these little beans!

And we’re back!

Sorry about the brief break.  A delightful mix of overthinking things/lack of ideas/general laziness decided to settle in with the new year.

So I decided to get back into the drawing game with Pokemon.  And these three little guys have gotten really popular in that community, and I do think they’re adorable.

So here we are – Spike the Pincurchin, Fred the Snom, and Pooka the Pyukumuku.  I don’t really do fanart, but this was fun.  Might do it again in the future.

Ugh People

DREW’S HAVING FEELINGS

I am well aware that I have a very small audience.

A handful of people reading this blog, a slightly bigger handful following me on Instagram – not a whole lotta eyeballs looking at my work.

So, one of the things that I do find myself fantasizing about is gaining that audience, having people follow me and seeing what I do.  And maybe, if I got big enough, I could even try and make this a career.  I mean, that was the dream when I was younger, right?   Professional cartoonist.

However – and this is a very BIG however – there are moments where I pause and say, “Do I want that?  I mean – really?”

Because people, in my honest opinion, are terrifying.

They whine if you don’t do this.  They can rip you apart if they so feel like it.  They complain, spread rumors, drag your name through the mud, try to get you “cancelled” – again, all terrifying.

There is this YouTuber that I enjoy, Kurtis Conner.  Nice enough guy, I like his commentary.  He had a friend who said something stupid, and suddenly he got dragged into it simply by association, being the bigger name.  Another artist who just released a generally well recieved cartoon pilot is facing people digging up dirt from when she was a teenager – stuff that she had already apologized for and was, overall, generally irrelevant.

And don’t get me started on the Pokemon community as of late.  That’s more than enough to make me want to hide under my covers forever.

So right now, I’m feeling stuck in this odd place – wanting to get my name out there, and scared of what would happen if I do.  Fun stuff, all around.

I’m going to keep chugging along and drawing, of course.  But, man.  People.  Exhausting.

Inktober 2019, Day 31 – Ripe

Where did he get that knife?!

And with that, Inktober has come to a close.  I have to say, I really enjoyed myself, and honestly think that I produced some cool stuff this October.  I do think that I may have inadvertently gone down the theme of “How many things can I put antlers/horns on,” but those always make things…fun, I suppose.

Hope you all enjoyed this little artistic jaunt, and just as a note, you should maybe/maybe not expect some of these guys to show up again in the near future.  Maybe.  Who knows?

Happy Halloween everyone!  May your day be as sweet or as spooky as you like!