Drawing on the Subconscious
I spent part of last night drawing out a short story. The story (Amy's Moonshot) is about a girl who wants to jump to the moon from a school swing set. It was inspired by jumping off a swing set at my old elementary school yesterday with my girlfriend. I've known for a while that my best drawings come out when I'm working on a story. My girlfriend, a psychology major, explained that it might be because I'm drawing from my subconscious instead of my conscious mind.
The conscious mind is clouded by technique. I think it's tricky because techniques are necessary at certain points, but at the beginning my ideas become unlimited when I focus on trying to tell a visual story.
I'm going to finish writing this story and then I'll add some small watercolor illustrations!
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