A Day In The Life of David Shephard

I asked my wife, a hard working commuter of 16 years, with a proper job, how my working day appeared to her. The answer was totally unrepeatable. So I asked Japhy, my 8 year old boy what he reckoned.

Dad: Where do I work?

Japhy: Upstairs in my playroom (Actually it’s my attic studio where Japhy manages to slowly but surely bring all his toys)

D: What do I do in there?

J: Draw incredibly fun drawings

(Hey, this just may work out!)

D: What do I listen to while I’m working

J: Cricket.

(in fact, cricket, rugby, Tour de France…pretty much any sport except football. I struggle with football)

D.  What sort of thing do I draw?

J.  Teenage dirtbags.

(I know, I know, but he loves the Wheatus song)

D.  What do I wear?

J.  I dunno! Pants, socks, that sort of thing.

(Yup, pants, sock, that sort of thing.)

D.  What sort of thing do I have in my studio?

J.  A Sci Fi table, (table with a light-box built in) a whopping  Ben 10 computer which is so cool – I think I should probably have that computer when you’re finished with it ( a 27” imac where he and his mates watch Ben 10) and a shelf that can kill ( a rather overladen ikea shelving unit)

D.  What else do i like to do when I’m not drawing in my studio?

J In my playroom, you like drinking coffee, chatting to friends on Snipe (Skype), putting rude cartoons on Facebook, then going out for bike rides. Oh! and you go to the pub to see your friends.

(None of these things are true.)

D.What sort of atmosphere does my studio have?

J.  Very calm…..Hmmm, but you swear a lot.

( This boy clearly doesn’t know what he’s talking about.)

(For David’s illustration portfolio: http://www.thebrightagency.com/artists/view/119)