The last year I have been working on illustrating And writing a children's book. Therefore, that project has gotten in the way of what I do here. At this point it has been practically nothing here. And it doesn't make me happy because this was I enjoyed most. The children's book and the process of deciding how to hopefully get published has gotten in the way. I need to begin looking at that. First and foremost I want to do it for my grandkids. From now on I'm going to be thinking of them and make my books for them.... All spontaneity and enjoyment of making art went out the door the day I decided I wanted to be published.... I haven't enjoyed that.
In more than one episode of Lost in Space, Dr. Smith was left behind with the women. During these episodes he had an irritating disregard for the well being of these female crew members. Often there would be a scene in which the women (one or more of them) would have words with Smith. This comes from one such scene. If I find time I want to find these moments and draw some of them.
This particular scene was drawn several years ago. It sat around for a long time before I decided to paint it tonight.
I know it really doesn't look a lot like Judy Robinson. I wasn't thinking of her when I drew this. I wanted it to be a girl dancing. But I don't have a model and I don't love any of the pictures I find on the Internet. So I end up doing a lot from my imagination. I am thinking on making my daughter pose as my dancer.
Much of what I have been doing these last 7 years is inspired by either Lost in Space or Star Trek. But in my personal projects that I have been working on I have tried to avoid some of that. Here, I was trying to capture the fluid movements of a dancer. But somehow it looks a little like Judy Robinson. I started to paint this and will try to put that here too.
This was inspired by Star Trek.... I have been busy on lots of things... mostly work. But I do still do art. I have been working on a picture book. But also been being a grandma. I keep wanting to get back to Lost in Space. More cartoonish than anything.