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."

8 comments:

Mary Jane said...

It is interesting to read about someone's creative process. I like your IF for music. A thoughtful piece.

steve said...

Haha, this is very similar to my IF thought process. Very good job this week!

Jack Foster said...

Thanks for a sneak peek into your creative thought process. Mines a little more like, "how can i fit an animal and some humor into the subject?" :O) I'm kinda shallow that way. Great work by the way! Love the musical motion of your work.

theartofpuro said...

The illustration is great,love the colours and the concept!My thought process is very similar,the different thing is that usually right idea arrives during the night:)

adrienne trafford said...

i'm glad you shared your though process on this - mine's a little more haphazard - well, however you do it it's working - very fun piece!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh Heather all the wonderful detail!!! It's just brilliant! A moment captured indeed! Great work Girly! You pulled out all the stops with this one!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh Heather all the wonderful detail!!! It's just brilliant! A moment captured indeed! Great work Girly! You pulled out all the stops with this one!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, I love your use of the photograph here. I really get a sense of the vibes emanating from the xylophone. He's a cutie, too. Is that your son?

My thought processes work very similarly to yours. Usually, I try to relate the image to my personal life somehow, that way I'm more invested and likely to finish it.

Thank you so much for your recent visits. You always provide such thoughtful comments.