Done: I Painted Buddy Convincing Jimmy to Disobey an Order


I digitally colored an image today using Sketchbook. Hooray! The only reason I was able to finish this is because It’s Saturday and I had a few extra hours. This image took about 4 hours of hair-pulling. That’s just an expression — I don’t have any hair.

My successful strategy was to send the image to iCloud, then download it to Sketchbook on the iPad. Sketchbook exports a PNG file, which is a pain, but it’s workable. There’s probably a simpler way to do all of this, but I’m not in the mood to find it.

This is taking way more time than I anticipated. My concern is that I’ll miss my March 31 deadline. My gift for underestimating how long anything will take is my super power. I’m a cockeyed optimists whose ego keeps telling me “You’re so clever, my boy. You can do anything you put your mind to. You could be an astronaut, if you wanted to. You could play jazz piano like Dave Brubeck, if you wanted to. You could write and illustrate a children’s book in a week, if you wanted to. And you’re a damned handsome fella, too.” Thanks, ego!

digitally colored image, children's book, character development