Phantom Farm Equipment- Sketchbook Watercolor sketches
Coming off some high stress productions and many hard start and stop productions, I’ve been very tired. Reflecting on this, I’m not sure where I go from here. I love drawing and making, but the opportunities are few and when they do come around it’s like a drag race to the end and them I’m off like a set of used brakes. I’m not sure where I go from here
I’ve been waking up at 5am for a while now trying to combat my aimlessness. I find the early morning hours are prime peaceful time as the world isn’t quite awake yet. I used to try to get as much done as I could during these hours and even stream if I could, but now I’m selfishly trying to make it “me” time.
I make some coffee, walk the dogs, and now that it’s could out, I start a fire in the woodstove to warm up the house before everyone wakes up. It’s a calm routine I’ve grown to love. Depending on the day I catch up on some YouTube and draw or have my coffee and tackle some of my own stories.
Below you can catch up on a couple stages of an old sketchbook page I painted up during these hours.
Combining ink, marker and watercolor, I take this page from start to finish in about two hours. It’s not production and it’s not portfolio quality, but it’s quiet and quiet is something I’ve been striving for.
I hope you are all doing well. As winter sets in here in the MIdwest United States we are hunkering down and hoping it passes without much trouble.