I hate Mondays!!!

Arrrggghhh! It’s one of those Sunday late nights / Monday early mornings again! Probaby the worst moments of the whole week… These moments are filled with haunted thoughts that tomorrow begins another difficult working week, so fuckin’ sad…

Anyways I wanted to do this illustration for some time now, in fact since I’ve begun on my new job, from the beginning of the year, cause that is how I feel every Monday morning, or every morning of the week more like. I never can go to bed early on Sunday nights. The earliest I’ve hit the bed on a Sunday night was 3:00 o clock in the morning, the usual is about 4:00 or 5:00 which leaves me roughly about 2-3 hours of sleep. Monday is like hell for me. And I won’t crank up my mind till I have my first glass of cold frappe coffee in the morning.

Regarding the illustration above, it was quickly pencilled first, then did the linework with a fine black BIC rollerbal, scanned it and coloured it in Photoshop. The initial sketch is below.

I had to draw the tail as a separate piece due to lack of paper space, (or due to miscalculating my paper space) but it fit very nicely in the end. A colleague at work saw the sketch and recognised me in it. She also asked me why I have chosen to depict myself as a mouse. Frankly the answer to that is that mice are always chubby shaped, like myself, plus I thought that a scruffy mouse would illustrate the early morning-insomniac after effects in a much better way 🙂

Have a nice week!

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3 Responses to I hate Mondays!!!

  1. DrGaz says:

    Excellent sketch! It looks really pro. What techniques did you use?

    Blimey 2am’s an early night for the Vagpod eh? I’m a wreck the next day if I’m not tucked up by midnight!

  2. DrGaz says:

    Please ignore my question. I missed the end of you post! Great stuff!

  3. vagpod says:

    thanks Gaz!
    best part about this sketch is that it represents the exact situation as it is 🙂
    regarding the techniques of colouring a scanned line-drawing, I might write a proper “how-to” tutorial about it, since it’s a whole process, but there are a few really good ones if you look around: deviantart. com is a good source.

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