1. FRIDAY. I was lamenting about my inability to draw that dog's head in a left-facing attitude. Fellow-blogger, "bardhol" suggested that I select a character figurine and look at it to analyze how it is drawn. Then I should hide it and try drawing it from different angles, after which I could pull the toy out of hiding and compare it to the drawings.
Here's an apocryphal exchange between me and Mrs. Egg.
The scene: 10:00pm, Friday night. Our 2-1/2 year old daughter is finally in bed and the adults now have the house to themselves.
WIFE: (Warily) Well, what do you want to do now?
ME: I want to play 'hide the toy.'
WIFE: (Brightening) Oooh, now you're talking, big boy! I was afraid you were going to stay up half the night drawing your stupid cartoons... again!
ME: Um, well, actually...
2. SATURDAY. I next turned my attention to drawing a few dog heads that I hadn't previously done. Yes, It's the official "kiss-off" to this, the third (though labeled as "2") page of the Preston Blair book. An ominous portent of things to come has been included.
3. SUNDAY. Yes, even on "Father's Day" there's no rest for my spastic cartooning pencil. I've decided to move onto the four-legged character page. I'm completely at a loss, here, as you can see. How to do this? Draw all the circles and ovals and then fill in the connectors and details? Draw pear-shapes and retrofit said circles? I will be doing extensive off-line drawing experiments as I get a feel for this new discipline. Oh, yeah, note to self: Buy flowers for the Missus. Yeah, that oughta smooth over everything...