This is the newest illustration for TPS Magazine, directed at teachers and educators.
The article is about ways to kindle responsibility in each member of a team.
Getting this one done was a little adventure because the text was changed significantly at the last minute and I had to modify my initial idea. When I came up with the sketch I already knew my usual colored pencils wouldn't work on this one, or at least not if I wanted it to turn out the way I saw it in my head.
Acrylics saved the day, a technique I haven't used in years. And wouldn't you believe it? I had so much fun! Not only did I get a chance to go shopping for new paint and brushes - and I love shopping for anything, really - I also got to try out and learn new things.
Which made me remember a conversation between two of my students I recently overheard (yes, I eavesdrop whenever I can. How else would hear of anything really interesting?!):
'...No really, you can learn new things even when you're older! I have a friend who recently started to learn Spanish. And she's 35!'
... And thus it was that in less than ten seconds I turned from being one of the youngest teachers in our school to being an old dinosaur.
(The Huber-Triplets never really found out why Sepp always won every single ski-jumping contest.)
Yes, it's been a while.
And no, I haven't fallen off the planet.
Thank you to all of you who asked if everything was well. It is. It's just that the holiday season was very very busy and left hardly any time for drawing. Other than maybe drawing deep breaths every once in a while.
I wish you all a happy new year! Belated but with much fervor.