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!