Everyday 018 – Waiting

It was the highest point for miles in any direction, but despite its uniqueness, the hilltop only seemed to attract a single visitor. It was the perfect place to sit and wait, though what this particular goblin waited for was anyone’s guess.

Perhaps he was plotting an ambush for traveling merchants on the roads below. Perhaps he was on a journey between cities and sought to rest and take in the sweeping landscape out in front of him. Or, given the nature of gobs, perhaps there was little conscious planning behind his visits to the hilltop at all. Perhaps even he wasn’t sure what he was waiting for.    

drawing of a goblin sitting and waiting on a hill holding a knife under an apple

Waiting is another drawing in a theme that’s developed in these early everyday drawings in which a goblin (or other maligned fantasy creature) can be seen in a quiet, non-violent moment.  See Midsummer and Wandering for examples of others.

In this case, I was thinking about moments in my life in which I was idle without any real purpose or direction. Even when I told myself I was justified in relaxing or doing very little with my time, all too often I was simply killing time between work, between social commitments, or even just between waking and sleeping. Despite the lack of purpose, I often enjoyed those moments and half-expected them to be fruitful.   


My everyday drawings are available for sale in my Big Cartel shop each morning at 11 am EST. For the first 100 days, each new drawing increases in price by $1.00, starting at $1.00 on day one. Everyday 018 – Waiting is listed at $18.00.

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