Sunday, November 22, 2009

Illustration Friday: Music

I'm working on creativity in my studies. And wondered what your creative process is in terms of coming up with ideas? Also, is artistic creativity different from problem solving creativity?

My creative process for IF usually goes like this. I get the email and ponder the word briefly. A few images may come up--sometimes they don't. I will spend a few minutes actively thinking about it. Usually the first thing to come up is the most obvious, for this one it was a musical score. So I try to get a few more. I then try to forget about it for a while. Often I don't think about it again until the next day--sometimes in the morning just as I'm waking up images will float into my head. I usually have a pretty good idea of what I want when I start sketching. But when I head to the computer sometimes other ideas crop up while I'm working. (on this one I did it from a photo but didn't want the photo background of people's legs and the idea for the background lines came while I was working on the background."

Monday, November 16, 2009

Illustration Friday: Unbalanced

As an artist I found this a challenging topic! How do you illustrate "unbalanced" and maintain an aesthetic sensibility?
So I thought about balance. The tree pose is one of the fundamental balance poses in Yoga. But I also thought about the unbalance of thought. I'm working with how to teach creativity in my graduate degree and I feel constantly unbalanced as I try to reconcile typical academic requirements with creative ones.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Illustration Friday: Blur

Follow that kitten shaped blur! We are adopting a cat from the Humane Society. She is two years old but is tiny and fast--sort of a perma kitten. (I also used the motion blur filter in Photoshop to do this one.)

Illustration Friday: Fast

Ironically it took me this long to post my efforts for the topic from two weeks ago: fast. I did this while flying home from Colorado after visiting for my SIL's baby shower. (Her baby was born on Halloween!) I didn't get to finish it the way I had invisioned--but I kind of like it like this.