The Investigator

This picture was drawn in celebration of my new promotion to a Fraud Investigator position in the county where I work. Anyone who's known me the past few years knows being an investigator is the only other thing I've wanted to do where I work. Last year, when I first interviewed for the job, I promised myself if I got it I would draw a picture of myself in a trench coat and hat, looking super detective-like. 

I have now officially fulfilled that promise to myself. 

Getting this job was a mind-blowing thing for me; I've wanted to be an investigator ever since finding out in 2010 the county I work for actually HAD investigators, and the job has lived up to my expectations 100%. I have a great new supervisor, great coworkers, and am very happy all around. I just started the new position September 8th, and I love every bit of it.

Originally this picture was going to consist of me in detective gear on a white background, but one thing led to another and after the shading started we ended up with a light beam and fog. I really don't have a good explanation for how this happened. The outfit is intentionally black, though; whenever I go to court, do an interview or stuff like that I dress in all black. This is due in part to the fact I like the black power look, and due in part to the fact it saves me the hassle of having to coordinate colors. Just because I can color silly pictures doesn't mean I can figure out what colors to put on my body every day. 

This image Copyright 2014 Caitlin Baner, all rights reserved. Original drawing done on 8 1/2 x 11" sheet of 300-weight bristol, drawn with Winsor & Newton Series 7 #2 sable brush, and colored in Adobe Photoshop CS5.