I always need a deadline to push me to draw more than a doodle. Tonight’s final deadline for the 2015 Communication Arts Illustration Competition was as good a reason as any… The piece is inspired by the tendency of feeling like I have no ideas when I need them the most. It’s as if my mind were completely blank with the soundtrack of crickets in the background. Ironically, when I want to try to relax and put my mind to rest, that’s exactly when my brain starts buzzing with no off switch within reach.
It feels good to draw again.
Super Happy Baby!!!! © Illustration by Ardith Ibañez Nishii
My latest drawing is a submission for the Stan Lee Foundation creative invite to design a superhero. Of course, this is a perfect excuse for me to use Cedro as a muse. My superhero is Super Happy Baby!!!!! He can fly! He can dance! And he can make ANYONE happy just with his laugh/giggle and golden, sunshine-like radiance. PLUS he has the ability to make anyone an amazing dancer! Imagine that! Wouldn’t the world be a better place if everyone were happy and knew how to dance well?
(Voting starts on February 8th, 2011 and ends on February 14th, 2011.)