I felt like doing a portrait tonight and I was limited on materials. I made a little portrait of my girlfriend's younger brother with a mechanical pencil and some white out on the back of a binder.
Limiting resources and materials really provides a beautiful expression of creativity. It's just like how a limited palette will often produce a more creative painting!
For anyone for knows our dog Maea. She's celebrating 'Cinco De Maea' today with some margaritas made from her favorite dog treats, Sam's Yams! So I drew her on a recipe card and edited it on my computer.
I've been looking through some of the concept art/illustrations for a story I wrote a few years ago. It's making me a little sad because I feel that I've lost something somewhere along the line. My technique has been improving over the years, but something about these old illustrations is better.
It might be that the passing of years has tinted my perception. It's all making me realize that technique is completely useless if you don't have a story to tell. Maybe it's that these illustrations are more sincere, so I feel like they have more magic in them?
I have some new developments coming in my life, but I'm going to find some time to write a short story to illustrate. I really can only make sincere art when I have a story to tell.