Back to the Drawing Board

I’ve been feeling a little bit unproductive lately. I’m looking for a job, and unfortunately, no one has yet offered to pay me to do the things I really like to do like find books I like at the library, sit in the sun, pet my dog, and, oh yeah, make art. Not that I have actually asked anyone to pay me for these things . . . maybe that should be my new tactic.

“Excuse me, do you have any jobs available in dog petting? I don’t really want to help the animals or clean up after them, I would just like to pet them, preferably while sitting in the sun.” Asking someone to pay me to be creative feels about as hopeless sometimes.

Again, I haven’t actually tried that, but I suppose that’s why I’m studying graphic design . . . this is what one might call a tangent. 

Anyway, I have done some drawing, although I am still teaching myself to believe that it is time well spent because I feel like I  was not taught to value  the time I spend doing what I love as much as the time I spend making money. Yet another tangent. Here it is . . . I’m still working my way through “Gray’s Anatomy” (the book, not the TV series). It is a fascinating book, I’m not quite sure if I am stealing from the illustrator or reinventing his/her illustrations. 

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2 Responses to “Back to the Drawing Board”


  1. 1 sanz May 26, 2008 at 2:57 am

    love your lines..its poetic

  2. 2 Paul September 1, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    I cam across this post while studying MCAT anatomy tonight. I just wanted to say I really like the head illustration.


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