I always get a little homesick around this time every year, because fall is my favourite season, and nowhere does fall like Canada. The leaves are just starting to turn here in CT, but it’s been a little too warm and wet to really enjoy the season. Also, around here, apple pies don’t seem to just appear, which has been known to happen at my mom’s house. We do have a pretty intense schedule of apple festivals and corn mazes coming up, though, so not all is lost.
My drawing this week is a little different from normal, because I’m revisiting (um, okay, finally visiting) my print Gocco and have been thinking about designs to print. I’ve been a real Gocco wimp so far, and I think that almost a year of drawing in Photoshop, where nothing is permanent, is to blame. The thought of using up my screens and flashbulbs is scary! Hopefully I’ll have a nice printed leaf journal in my shop soon.
So… this drawing is different from the usual because it came about in a weird way. My husband has been bugging me to do a deep sea diver drawing for a while now. His big inspiration is this little diver guy that Doodle plays with in the bath. Actually, it was supposed to be a drawing documenting a friendship between a diver and a green dinosaur (guess what else Doodle plays with in the bath). After weeks of me not producing a diver drawing, my husband took it upon himself to draw this one, which I then, um, cleaned up. Taa Daa! This drawing cracks me up because, when I look at it, I hear that song that Steve Zissou has piped into his diving suit. I love that song. Ooh! The other thing it reminds me of is when GP went down in that diving bell. Did he wear a helmet? I don’t think so, but his diving bell was so this vibe (but that’s another story…).
The other part of the story is that I got a print gocco for my birthday, and it’s on its way from Japan! So, I’ve been thinking about simple designs that I can put on stuff. I have a little blue fabric-bound sketch book that needs to be adorned with a diver, I think.
ps, and on another watery note – the new islands album may or may not have been leaked, and, although I would never condone any kind of thievery (especially if one were not to actually buy the album when eventually given the chance), rumour has it that it’s awesome.