Happened to swing by the Illustration Friday site today, and was inspired to get out the pen and Moleskine sketchbook to participate.
The sketch for "Capture" on the right was not planned, but it evolved as my pen started touching the paper. I had the vague idea of drawing a ball being captured by some kind of crescent/claw shape, but beyond that, had no idea where I might go with this illustration.
As I looked at the claw and ball, I saw a scorpion/lobster/crab taking shape in the remaining blank part of the page, so I sketched out a body and curling tail.
Next came the feet, complete with Converse Hi-Tops, the lobster-like eyes popping out of the little guy's head and finally, the smile. The "Capture" text and outer shapes were added and filled in.
I've even chose a name for the little guy: Seymour The Space Scorpion
When I reviewed the drawing, I realized the outer shapes were "capturing" Seymour — a completely random, yet fun detail which completed the sketch. :-)