Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Illustration Friday: CHAIR pt.1
To be honest, I’ve always been a little taken aback when I notice that people participating in Illustration Friday say things like “I wasn’t inspired by this week’s theme”. I usually think to myself, well... that’s life isn’t it? As an illustrator or aspiring illustrator you often take jobs that don’t inspire you, but that doesn’t mean you don’t do the best you can, right?! I know I’ve come to Illustration because I wanted the weekly challenge, and my fellow participants become my inspiration!
Having said that, I must admit – I was completely uninspired by this week’s topic. Hello! Hypocrite! But, even being uninspired and having no idea what direction to go, I just started doodling. The best things come out of doodling, in my opinion. And while I don’t particularly like any of these, it was definitely a beneficial experience, just sitting and drawing for a couple hours. Along with keeping up with the IF posts, it seemed to clear out whatever creative blockage that was clogging up my mind because I became mysteriously inspired a day after completing these – which led me to an idea and new drawing I’ve very excited about... see Illustration Friday: CHAIR pt.2