I thought that tonight I would focus on something pleasant. Most of us have something we do to relax, a hobby or pastime that we find eases our stress or feeds our souls in some way. Me? I like to read, I play a few facebook games, Cleetus and I tag team a couple of crossword puzzles every day and when my hands are working, I like to doodle.
I've always liked to dabble in some kind of art and I've always been a doodler, but sometime last year I got myself some micron pens and paper and started working on some more elaborate pieces.
Now, I'm not a master or anything, but when I'm finished it makes me pretty happy. My hands don't always cooperate, so I have more ideas for pieces than I have work to show for it.
I throw out many more than I finish and I have about six abandoned partial sketches that seemed like a good idea when I started them. This one was almost abandoned, it's a salvage and it turned out to be one of my favorites.
I took a break for a little while, but I'm working on a piece now and I hope to be inking by the weekend. It's slow going on this piece because I have more of a picture going on in it, but I'm happy with it so far. Damn the shaky hands, screw the shooting nerve pain--full speed ahead.
So, what do you do to relax?