Who are you?
I am Tessa MacDuff. You can begin your internet stalking here.
So, why crayons?
Mostly it’s that I like the way a crayon feels when it glides across paper. There is a lot of tactile feedback about how hard or light you are pressing, so it’s easy to be precise with shading. I also like the crayon smell – it brings back happy memories of play school.
One sort of unexpected perk of drawing with crayons is that they make your art look like a kid’s drawing. And we’re all trained to see kids’ drawings as “cute” and “imaginative”, even when they are really crappy. So I think it makes me (and you) less critical.
Why don’t you post more often?
This blog started as something I’d do when I was waiting for code to compile. In the last couple years the build system at work has gotten much better so I don’t have as many spare moments to doodle.
Also, I have a doggy now and she’s often more fun than a box of crayons. (I know, it’s crazy. But she’s that awesome.)
Wow, how did you come up with the idea for that post?
I dunno. It just made sense to me…
I have a great idea that you should draw!
Fantastic! Post a comment on the Special Requests!