Hey, look! Drawings that aren't cartoons! Weird. Why didn't I bust out the googly eyes and banana fingers? Well, I don't challenge myself to go all realistic in my drawing style very often. And you know what? As out of my comfort zone as it was, it was a great experience. What did I learn? For starters, keep things loose. I tried not to worry about proportions or messing up. Each sketch was three minutes. There was no time for that. Also, as Marian pointed out to everyone who didn't want to participate because they claimed they couldn't draw, "have you seen XKCD?" Exactly. Next time I may be brave enough to try this in pen. :) Thanks to all the wonderful seamonkeys that let us draw you for three to four minutes (on average). Also, thanks to Marian and whomever else was involved in setting up these ninja drawing sessions. They were FANTASTIC. Also2, Stepto wins the award of the most blissful expression of the night (last sketch).
Warm water was swam in.
Not even the bottom of the sea was safe from our influence.
Pencils were artisanally sharpened.
Seamonkeys were sketched.
Met all kinds of people and we... we mucked everyone. Sluice box muckin', that is.
Oh, and there was music too.
You should have been there.
And then normality was restored (except for the occasional swaying).
And I suspect Mr. Coughing-Guy-Behind-Me on the flight home may have contributed to my resulting travel crud.
But! While I was on the boat, I happened to release a few creatures in the form of art cards into the wild. <seamonkeys> If you happen to have adopted one of these guys from the game room, I'd be absolutely tickled to know where they ended up. Please contact me with photos and/or highly exaggerated stories about their adventures and/or just a "howdy". Thanks! </seamonkeys>