Thursday, May 3, 2012

Attitude Adjustment

My monitor showcase.  It's usually more cluttered but I always clean up for guests.

The robot was a concept for my grandma's birthday card.  The middle one is my typical office empoyee with water cup.  The other guy is in his underpants 'cause I didn't want to draw clothes and having him fully naked seemed like a bad idea.  Might of helped ratings though.

I drew the bunny at the airport last week on my way to a meeting.  There was a kid sitting next to me who was nervous about flying alone and this seemed to cheer him up.  I'm not sure why though.  He must drink a lot of bad coffee.  The frog was just because those were the highlighter colors I had at the moment.  The "office pirate" was a concept I had for a daily comic strip.  It turned out that my idea had already been done (several times) for paper and web comics so I've put that idea on hold and trying to deveope another.  He's a good looking character though, so I'll have to put him in somewhere.

So I've spoken with friends and family who have read this blog and they've all commented that my theme is just a little too depressing.  Not that hating your job is depressing or out of the ordinary. But the fact that there is little-to-no inspiration or any kind of good news really turns people off.  And since I've always tried to turn people on, this constructive criticism really hit me.  So from now on I will make a serious effort to quit whining about my job and try more to show the wonderful ideas to help get through your day at the office (or wherever you're holed up in).  Because some things won't change.  Does my job stink for someone like me?  Yes.  Will it get better? Probably not.  Will it get worse? Most definitely.  Can I still have fun? You betcha!  Here's some photos of my own inspiration.  I constantly draw simple doodles on Post-it notes and other scrap paper.  Some of the better (or at least clearer) sketches I stick up on my monitor.  Kind of like my own little pep squad letting me know I haven't lost myself completely in this tempest that (for the time being) provides a steady paycheck.  I'll create some more posts very soon with some good ideas on creative ways to spend your time in the office.  Let me know if this still doesn't turn you on.