(a compendium of thoughts, musings, observations, images and revelations about drawing compiled by students and teachers at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro)
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I guess first I should say that I am not so good at writing blogs like this. I'm not even sure if this is a relevant topic as it mostly pertains to the type of drawings I do outside of class, and if it isn't I guess I can change it later. But I was recently hit by a sudden wave of inspiration and for the past week or so I have really wanted to keep drawing. Hopefully this creative streak will last a while as I feel it has been some time since I have produced any art that I am relatively pleased with. But I have noticed that inspiration like this often occurs after I have either watched a movie, show, or read a book that I really got interested in. A lot of times like these, I have the sudden urge to illustrate scenes, characters, or even something symbolic that I really liked about whatever it was. If I happen to like the end result, I often find myself searching for more inspiration so that I can keep drawing. So I was wondering if any of you ever experience periods like this where something has completely motivated you to draw. What kinds of things inspire you guys?