People ask me how long does it take to draw a cartoon - I usually say a couple of hours from start to finish but some take me much longer. When does the cartoon start ? When I first get the idea, then I usually think about wording ( hardest part) imagine the image, then I sketch the image in erasable pencil crayon, marker the wording and ink the drawing with a brush, let dry & erase - color with pencil crayon, go over with water brush - scan -done. So realistically most drawing I'd say take 4 hours+. To me that's nothing, seems like seconds when I' working on a drawing I love. Some take much longer - some I will think about for days. Custom work takes even longer - I like to get a feel for who I am drawing. The above toon took me a long time I painted all of it in a number 1 brush - but I needed it, the time to think and medicate & meditate in paint.
I have several new toons that need to be colored today- thankfully I am NOT hungover! Yippie!! Another holiday - St. Patty's day and when you don't drink you feel terrific knowing you are surrounded by hangovers! LOL Been there done that an I don't have a problem with most that do so now. Unless they drive, get abusive, vomit in public, etc.... MODERATION.
I know from first hand experience with drinking moderation is hard to accomplish - you have few - and then you can't seem to remember how many you have had and have a few more. Today I am drawing a toon (collage - more like it) of Harper and Obama and alcohol,
both in todays paper raising a glass! I kinda feel sorry for the Irish, responsible for the official day of drinking! Oh well. Sooner or later we get it. I hope. Most of us.
Hung over today? Your problem, not mine. Thank God.
But like a little light -- a glimmer of hope - you will feel better in a day or two.
Water, asprin (moderation), something to absorb the toxins and rest!! I use to like a greasy burger and poutine for a hang over, that or beautiful bowl of RAMEN, Preferably in the sunshine outside;-)