It's been 18 days since my last post. Why? Because I'm still stuck in a creative wastland. However, five days ago I became the proud owner of one of these baby's...
With this awsome gadget I hope to be able to research projects any where, any time, specifically when I'm at work ('cos, let's face it, there's fu#k all going on there). I've downloaded the Brushes app as this seems to be the best drawing program that I can find. I can now sketch on the go.
A couple of weeks ago I had an email from Illustration Friday, the subject of which was 'Muddy'. I had intended to submit a coloured version of the Swamp Thing/Man Thing sketch from a few months ago. As always, I was late, but the result is below. To tell the truth, this is only one af a few attempts at using my P.C. for colouring an image (yes that is a photo in the back ground).
It could have come out worse. See the result here.
I've been off work since last Wednesday. My intention was to give my finger a rest (see previous post) and to at least think about new ideas and try to figure out in what direction I should take my work.
The finger's certainly had plenty of rest because I’ve done sweet f.a. (apart from grow a beard) these last eight days. Unfortunately the inspiration has eluded me. It's as though my brain has shut down and I appear to me unable to think in creative terms. The more I dwell on this issue, the more frustrated I become. I hope that this is a temporary state as I am slowly losing my mind (which might not be a bad thing). The only thing I could come up with was this rip off of a poster that my brother-in-law asked me to do for him. He'd seen this on the Pedlars web site and as he's too tight to buy an original he asked me if I could put something together. Still, I'm always glad to steal ideas, especially as it seems that I am unable to come up with original ideas of my own.
I’m back at the day job tomorrow and when I tell folks that I’ve done nothing with my time off I will at least know that I am not lying.