Oct 8, 2008

Ideas first...

I have a tendency to think of how I'm going to produce a piece before I actually have an idea. I'll sit there, look at a blank piece of paper, and wonder, sometimes aloud, "What medium am I going to use to produce this nonexistent idea?" I guess one way to look at it is that it's part of the process. Sometimes, though, fighting with myself on how I'm going to create the image stifles me before I even begin.

Idea + Process + Anger + Confusion + Epiphany + Finished piece = Formula for the birth of an image...

Of course, followed by second guessing, bewilderment and finally, acceptance.


By the way, this is my first attempt at the cut paper technique (though I'm sure I could have made the head in illustrator, but it wouldn't have the same effect) . I figured I'd ease it into my work. I still want to include my ink lines some how.

1 comment:

Lodo Grdzak said...

Interesting. When I write, I get the whole idea at one time and just fill in the spaces/connect the main ideas. I've worked other ways as well, but my best stuff never requires a jump-start to my inspiration. I suppose for yourself there are a lot more options (and perhaps inspiration) in regards to materials and technique and whatnot.