Tuesday, 7 December 2010

BACKSTAGE PASS - NOT GETTING OUT OF BED

NOT GETTING OUT OF BEDPUBLISHED: Tuesday 24th August 2010, Wednesday 29th September 2010, and Thursday 9th September 2010.

THE STORY: The second ever SAD FACE illustration came at a time when I wasn't feeling so great personally. 2009-2010 have been tough years for me and for a lot of 2010 I haven't really been functioning that well. 'NOT GETTING OUT OF BED' pretty much sums up how I feel every single morning. The fact of the matter is that I do get out of bed, every day, but some days are harder than others.

'Not GETTING OUT OF BED' is a reflection of what I really want to do, though, and creating the illustration made me feel good. If I couldn't stay in bed, then I would let SAD FACE. He got to do what I really wanted to do. Talk about projection.

The simplicity of this line drawing is part of the reason I feel it works so well. When teamed with the text, the viewer immediately understands what is happening in the illustration.

'NOT GETTING OUT OF BED' is also drawn on 6 x 4 gloss photo paper with a black edding 1800 profipen 0.5 like the first illustration 'DAMN HARD', scanned, and finished in Photoshop.

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