I named this sketch The First Kiss, because it started out as an office romance scene. I think it’s important to mention at this time that this is not a self-portrait and I am NOT in love with anyone in my office. Now then, I am a sucker for a good romance story, so here it is. After thinking about it for a while, this scene then became the same couple ten years after their first kiss in the office. They are married and have two children. It is early Saturday morning and Grammy has picked up the kids and taken them to McDonalds for breakfast and they have the house to themselves, if only for a couple of hours. As he looks at her, he remembered that today was “the” anniversary, and as any man knows, if you are the first to remember ANY anniversary, that makes you king for the day. This is that moment. I just hope they brushed their teeth first.
This sketch is on a piece of printer paper of all things. Its was meant to be a reference sketch and nothing more. What I mean by reference sketch is just a reminder of what I was thinking at the time. I started with a ribbon microphone on a table, oddly enough, and roughed in the bodies. As soon as I drew her face, I knew I couldn’t stop there. The result is what you see.