You're probably wondering why this post's title includes the word "poop." The highlight of my celebrations for the new year was indulging a request by my younger cousins to draw a man pooping. They started by demanding that I draw Santa performing the aforementioned action but after an extensive negotiation, I convinced them that his metabolism works in such a way that he doesn't need to use the bathroom (I already drew him on heroin so I figured I'd cut him some slack).
At this point, you're probably wondering how this has anything to do with the above drawing. I ended up drawing a myriad of things with my cousins as we ended up playing a guessing game for most of the evening and this is something I suggest for all illustrators to try out. There's nothing like drawing live for a bunch of kids to get the old noodle working so by the time they got sleepy and went to bed, I was in a pretty good drawing mood and this sketch came out. It's one of my favorites in a long time so the lesson of the day is:
If a kid asks you to draw a man pooping, you'd better do it.