There are three reasons for this.
1. I am an artiste. And as an artiste, I mustn't rush the creative process. I am but a conduit for this greatness. Mine is simply to wait, silently, as this amazing art creates itself.
2. I usually have no idea what I'm going to draw when I begin.
3. I have OCD. Therefore, everything must be darn near perfect according to my idiosyncratic self-made rules of the day. Not a cartoonized hair out of place, I tell you.
Sometimes I can't get my drawering to fit my standards of cartoon perfection, and they just stay like this for a long time.
Sometimes I get requests for cartoonized portraits, which adds extra pressure. (Cartoons are serious, people.) One time I got a request for portraits of three generations of women in a family. Mom, daughter, and granddaughter. Fortunately they resemble each other!
And you know, after growing up with exactly zero drawing talent, it makes sense that I'm a little picky about my cartoons. For the first time in my life, my drawerings actually resemble what I'm attempting to draw! (Thank you, technology!) Prior to discovering the Paint program, this was as good as it got.
I like to call this one Hand.
And I'm proud to say that I've come a long way. When I started using the Paint program, my technology-assisted drawerings didn't look much better than my doodles.
Six months ago
But don't despair! With countless hours of wasted time sitting in front of your computer as dishes and laundry pile up, you too can achieve this level of artistic skill! You too can field requests for free artwork! You too can get the hairy eyeball from your husband when he comes home from work and you're still in your nightgown!
Or you can just keep coming here and basking in the glory of my creation.
*I drew this passive-aggressive cartoon for a blog friend over at The Zany Housewife. She's hilarious. And really, her husband brought it upon himself...