On December 15th, the wife and I decided to surprise the kids after school by taking them to the first pre-opening day showing of Rogue One (yes, I thought it was awesome. This is not news). For a while now, I’ve been thinking it would be fun to do some PMD illustrations outside of IPMDT to commemorate certain events or happenings. Star Wars Rogue One was the perfect event, given the overall significance of Star Wars in my creative life. I’ve always thought of Plunger Monkey as somewhat of my alter ego, a manifestation of some of the crazier parts of my brain. But the more I draw him, the more I’m realizing he’s also my outlet for expressing my emotions, particularly the ones that I don’t often show. I played with a similar process to the PMD Selfie illustration I posted recently, which went much quicker, and was tons of fun. I’ll continue looking for excuses to work this way.
I had so much fun working on this piece (and it gave me an opportunity to throw together yet another logo variation), and I managed to bang it out in just two days, finishing in time for Rogue One. The last two weeks or so have been crazy in the studio, trying to wrap up various projects before the holidays. I have two somewhat time sensitive gift type pieces to finish up, then things should be back to normal. Maybe. Normal is over rated, anyway.
Thanks for reading! There was, indeed, Star Wars!