IF:Sweater

Hi there

Here's my new piece for Illustration Friday!  This illustration was done with Copic pens and ink.  Been a while since I drew and coloured anything traditionally.  My dad used to say that my nose grew longer when I lied (like Pinocchio) and I remembered that lies, when discovered, unravels and leaves you exposed.  So thought it would be nice to draw a Pinocchio-like character with her sweater unravelling. 

I haven't been able to do any new drawings for weeks.  Been a bit uninspired and tired from working to just draw for me and I really shouldn't let that happen.  Struggling to maintain balance with life, work and personal projects...but I try.  Despite the hecticness, I've managed to train, go back to Japanese class, try new things (like Bikram yoga) and meet new people as well as keeping in touch with old friends.  I must say that I prefer to be busy than not.

One more month before I leave for Japan and I am soooo excited!  I cannot wait.  It'll be an awesome vacation!  I'm going to take lots of photos, bring a sketchbook and soak as much inspiration as I can!