Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Getting Started...Again

In the past few weeks I've been in a bit of a creative rut. While I've been working on commissions, I haven't created any personal work or any sketches. This is partially because all my client commissions happened to be in the rough/revisions stages, which for me is the least fun part. I want to skip all that and just render, render, render.

When creating personal work I tend to get caught up on what I "should" draw. What would enhance my portfolio? What would look good on a postcard? What would bring me the kind of work I want to do? What will get me attention online? Is it dynamic enough? Is it dramatic enough? Is it enough enough?

I was starting to avoid drawing.

Thankfully, ICON came to save the day. In my experience, conventions are always helpful for restarting motivation and inspiration, and ICON was no exception. I saw artists who seem to exhale sketches and doodles and little sculptures like carbon dioxide. It was a wake-up call. I made myself do some sketching, and I started a new personal piece yesterday, which I will post here when it's finished.

It's not much, but I'm getting started.

Hey look, it's Helena from Orphan Black!

I would so wear this as a Halloween costume, if I actually went out and did things for Halloween.

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