First sketch, done while very awake. Final completed semi asleep.
Scientists at a renowned New Jersey sleep study center have determined that award winning illustrators have no clue when it comes to choosing the “perfect” sketch. While these self-styled tastemakers prefer the expressionistic unconscious truth of drawings done while sleeping (D.W.S), it was determined that their editors much prefer drawings executed while awake (D.W.A.). When reached for comment, the editor participating in the study commented, “hey, it’s my money, I want my artists awake when they work for me. Is that too much to ask?”
The only award winning illustrator in the study that came close to choosing the correct sketch is one that, for some admittedly unknown reason, once decided it was a grand idea to render a jolly pauper eating two flavors of ice cream while riding atop a rhinoceros. This discovery led scientists in the laboratory to immediately conclude that life is no longer worth living.