I drew this a few weeks ago, based on the idea that music lives in our every cell.
It’s a little cliche, sure. But much of art is based on things we’ve seen over and over again.
One of my favourite artists ever is Vasily Kandinsky, who drew music effortlessly (based on his synesthesia) and I would have him no other way. I adore the obvious movement his music-based works have; the clear emotion of his experience.
Just like any other artist, I tend to draw what’s close to home. So while I did think of Kandinsky, these colours and lines are all mine; a representation of my musical “home.”
I love horror. Gory, funny, dark, demented, all of it really.
This drawing is meant to have undertones of the mystery and paranoia that come wrapped up in the “occult” or “horror” themes. The sinister feeling in your body, the uncertainty of knowing and not knowing, etc. all inspire me often when I doodle or draw.
The eye I doodle constantly makes an appearance as a major character this time. The floating eye and mixed messages coming from it hang authoritatively over the structure below; all existing in a cold white space. I used the structure and environment of a farm because it was a wholesome setting where our sustenance grows.
To me, no place is safe. I have to deal with that reality. Basically, I wanted to show somewhere vulnerable.
This unplanned doodle started with a big X in the middle of the page.
When I like the outcome of a drawing exercise, it’s special for me. It gives me hope that the determination to get something done can produce something to be proud of. That is something I’m happy to depend on. Relying on “Eureka!” bursts of genius leaves you hungry the majority of the time, believe me.
A title? A work in…pencil?! It’s powerful and rare to feel successful in newness, so I’m going to revel just a little.
A mechanical pencil isn’t too different from a pen, not until you start trying to draw and the line feels totally wrong at first.
I had to figure out a way to work with something thinner but also softer, while being varying in tone based on pressure. With a pen, being bold feels easier and the directness of the ink worked to make the art I feel represents me.
With a pencil, being bold needed to be more decisive. I attempted to escape the “refined” details such thin lead is good at producing, but that couldn’t be further from what I’m like. However, mixing thick lines with thinner details changed my way of thinking about creation.
“God Egg” is my own heart’s creation and using the new medium made me feel stronger about my work. This newness has turned bountiful.
This is one of the few pieces I’ve shared so far that I visualized before I started drawing. However, it is still very intuitive.
Planning art doesn’t come easy. I used to think that was merely part of who I was, but I’ve learned recently that assumptions about yourself as just as detrimental as assumptions you have about others.
The most probable truth is that I am not good at planning, and therefore shy away from it.
Another probable truth is that I’ll most likely never stop with my intuitive nature.
There’s no reason one person can’t have both within them.