Monday, March 19, 2012


Finding inspiration, and staying inspired, is a process that goes in cycles. With practice, a great deal of inspiration can be found in relatively mundane places or things. Always trying to find inspiration in the same places, can also lead to boredom and frustration.

Sometimes, keeping a strong will and fighting through a slump is effective. When fighting doesn't work, it can be even more frustrating. If I sense I'm losing interest in creating art, I try to find ways of becoming involved again. A change of pace or scenery is an effective remedy for boredom.

I recently went exploring a new area, several hours west of where I live. I wasn't convinced that there was much for me to see before I went exploring. However once I paid a visit, I found a source for at least several new paintings, and a nice change of scenery.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

And More

This is another quick figure sketch in the same vein as the previous. Whoever set up this model decided to incorporate props into the pose. I threw some of them in for effect. I am generally pleased with how this one was developing. A light bulb to the right of the girl constantly shone in my face, presenting a challenge.