August 21, 2007 6:00 AM
Vick goes to the Dogs
Some days drawings just fight back. The sketch comes out too tight or too flat or just too blah and there often isn't a reason why. So I resketch and redraw and do the best to come up with an image I'm pleased with. The drawing above is the one I finally settled on. It's based on the rough draft below.
After doing the first rough draft I drew and inked the cartoon below. I wasn't at all happy with it. It just seemed flat and uninviting. Sometimes after I come back from a weekend of not drawing it takes a while to get back in a groove. Sometimes a drawing just doesn't want to cooperate. So I'll walk away from it for awhile. Then I'll redraw it. It's pretty rare for me to completely redraw a cartoon that I've already inked but that was the case with this one.
Below is a rough draft that we didn't use.
The whole Michael Vick thing just makes me ill. I thought Vick would go on to be one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game, completely inventing a new style at the position. To throw it all away to me is just beyond belief.