September 26, 2007

123: PotatoJugglerMan

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"It's no cakewalk being a single parent, juggling a career and family like so many juggling balls ... two, I suppose."
– Chief Wiggum, The Simpsons

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I've been so hesitant to draw these days; I finally decided to do something. I started doodling this guy while Kerry and I played Scrabble™ and recovered at the park this weekend (she of stitches from a bike accident, me from a knockout tummy virus). It wasn't until later that evening I checked in with Illustration Friday's current theme – juggle – and began to modify it to suit. I don't really know what's going on with this drawing – just some gangsta doofus who can't juggle potatoes to save his South Side street cred. I apologize if you came for a deeper emotional attachment. I can't give it to you. Be sure to click here for a larger view.

Side note: as a 15-year-old, bored to tears one summer afternoon at home, I picked up three tennis balls and taught myself to juggle. Verging on 32 years of age, I am proud to report that I can now juggle ... three tennis balls. Or three spherical objects roughly the size of a tennis ball.

7 comments:

janie said...

lol, great hands.

Tracy said...

Lovely illo, Jeope!

N. Pathak said...

I love the artistic style you used in this illo

Melissa said...

Yes, but can you draw a square in the air with one hand while drawing a triangle in the air with the other??? Now THAT'S talent.

Super duper illustration, as usual!

Jeope said...

I cannot, but thank you for re-opening old wounds. I tried! I tried to make a square and a triangle simultaneously!

I'm a failure. Yarr...

Forever Young said...

lovely illo. respect to you, i can't juggle at all.

Kayleen West. said...

haha he is not doing too well is he?
Well done