Iris and I are seriously thinking about putting together a little min-comic for the comic conventions coming up. We decided she needed an introduction.
I’ve known Iris ever since I can remember. She guided my pudgy little hands with their first crayons, as I discovered the wonders of making lines and colours appear on a page. She continually pushed me to look at things more closely to see how they were made, or how shadows fell, or what colours really were. She nudged me to draw the things that interested me; horses, dinosaurs, dogs, cats, little stories about people and creatures, the natural world around me. I know she gets exasperated when I’m lazy, but she’s a pretty good motivator, too. I hope I’m living up to her expectations!
In case you can’t read that lettering, here’s what it says (I am still working on getting the hang of text and objects in Photoshop!) I’m sure there will be more to write about her as we develop the zine idea, but for now, consider yourself formally introduced to my muse:
Occupation: Art Muse
Education: Muse U.
Artist Relationship: “It’s complicated”
Favourite Food: Dark Chocolate
Favourite Quote: “Get to Work!”
Favourite Hangouts: Drawing Tables, Easels, and Art Supply Stores