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Chris Riddell

The other day I saw in the bookstore an illustrated copy of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere with Chris Riddell as the artist.  I follow Riddell on both Instagram and FB.  I like what he does.  I was so tempted to buy it and probably will at some point.
Every now and then Riddell posts a video of him drawing something and he makes it all look super easy to do.  I know it isn’t, not even the slightest.  He’s been doing this for so long, it like breathing for him.  A few curved lines and an eye appears.  More curved lines and an ear appears.  Then a nose and then hair and within a minute a girl from the Victorian era appears.
I would need basic cones and circles as a base and then the features would appear, granted that I had a book on how to draw by my side so that I could read about what I would need to do next.  That would require time and I decided it would be best to just focus on writing.

And so I envy all drawing artists.

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