Back in the initial creation of my cartoon, “Feathered Fibers,” I drew up an early sketch dealing with the question, “What if there were single bars at Quilting Conventions? ” This is was emerged out of that thought stream:
(cartoon removed due to copyright issues)
One day, I will redraw this one into a more polished toon and change the words on the bottom to read, “Slimy Machine Quilting pickup lines.” Anyhow, I think this was the very first panel I sketched up and sent to some friends to get their input. My friends were very encouraging, so I started drawing more.
As a budding cartoonist, it helps to have a slightly distorted sense of humor. Gary Larson has an influence on my own style; I have always loved his cartoon, Far Side.
As mentioned before, I draw with a computer pen directly on my laptop screen. It works out terrific for me until I lose my pen- which I seem to manage quite often. Right now I am waiting for another shipment of pens to arrive so I can start drawing more toons again.
While I was on my boating trip, I sketched into a journal- and sometimes onto any blank paper nearby. I was able to sketch and experiment with adding some new characters , too.
Back to work now. Enjoy your day! Regards, Carla