So, it may not seem like it, but this is actually a tribute to David Bowie.
I don’t talk about this too much, publicly, but for the last 4 or 5 months, I’ve spent my Tuesday evenings volunteering at a center that helps the developmentally disabled create art. The day I do it is a special class called Art Cafe, and while at first it was kind of rough, it quickly became the one thing I look forward to most every week. I usually work with one of two kids who are non-verbal and severe in their disabilities, but after about two weeks, I loved doing it and they’re my favorite clients.
So anyway, last night, the teacher was trying to think of a project and asked if I had any ideas. I did not. But, while talking, I joked that maybe we should do something in honor of David Bowie. Immediately inspired, she decided on a spaceman/alien theme. So, for the two clients, I drew giant space aliens that they then colored and decorated. Sadly, I was not able to get a picture of either of those, and due to helping both of them at the same time, I was not able to do one on my own (I usually like to participate in the projects when I can). But during the break, I drew this on my phone (the ones I drew for the clients were much better though, and much cooler after they colored ’em). All the while, a David Bowie playlist was our soundtrack.
I have more to say about Bowie, but it can wait.