If you’re chafing against having to be house bound these days, you’re not alone. After exhausting my mind (well, not really) drawing imaginary blue men and then imaginary green women, I decided to turn my attention today to more mundane things – like drawing furniture. Because blue men and green women need some place to live, after all! In the process, I inadvertently created MY illustrated life in quarantine in NYC.
My Illustrated Life in Quarantine in NYC
Welcome to our apartment. (Thank God I vacuumed!) As you can see in the top left portion of my sketchbook, when I started drawing today, I was drawing from life. Obviously, tsk tsk, the result was less than successful. Which quickly reminded me why I prefer to draw from my imagination. So I continued on…
Drawing From My Imagination
Moving from the center of the page, right, and then down across the middle, you’ll see:
- Our black leather chair from Ikea
- A stool
- My office chair
- Our dresser and my favorite purple rain boots
- The toilet (toilet paper not pictured)
- One of our dining room chairs
- My everlasting (fake) Lucid candle with its real flame
- One of my balcony pedestal pots
As you can see…
I put all the components together in the apartment scene in the bottom half of the sketchbook. Yes, our apartment really does look like that. Except, I added a little Siamese cat which, sadly, we do not have.
If you come back tomorrow, you’ll get to see my imaginary cattery of cats!
P.S. For our evening entertainment (and as my reward for a disciplined day of illustrating and attending to my illustration business) we’re going to watch our new favorite show – Kitten Rescuers. How about you? How will you reward yourself for getting through another day in quarantine? Do you have any binge-worthy TV shows I should know about? I’d love to hear!