So I’m trying out something new. This blog post is a collection of thoughts, links and tips from this week (which is week #28 of the year, hence the title). Let me know what you think!
Found this old sketch from a few years back. The idea is of course to have each character represent one of the 4 different Workflow mindsets (and they all have purple “capture boots”!). I kinda dig it… wonder why I decided not to use it!
A Seed of an Idea
I like Charles Kaufman’s gallery of sketchbook doodles vs. finished paintings (hover on doodles to see the finished work). I love how simple and fun these doodles are. I also like the way he protects that fun all the way through the finished artwork.
“When I create my sketches I am just looking for a seed of an idea. The drawings are very rough and simple. Once I start the painting I then proceed to make the art based on a ‘whatever happens, happens’ type of painting philosophy.”
It’s Never as Simple as It Looks
In this video by Illustrator Sara Faber, the the end result looks so simple and straightforward – and yet look how many versions it takes: pencil, digital rough, then a more stylized color version. It’s worth remembering that, just because something looks super simple, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a very deliberate (and perhaps long) process behind it.
Animator Liron Hadad sent me this picture of a her reading material on a relaxed afternoon in Victoria, BC. 🙂
That’s it for this week! If you like this “weekly digest” idea, let me know and I’ll keep ’em coming.
Hope you have an awesome week of work & flow!