Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Worried Zebras

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During a meeting, I started doodling (shhhhhh, don't tell the boss) and I asked myself, why are your doodles so loose and free? Why can’t your art be like your doodles? So tonight I decided to create a painting like my doodles.

I still didn’t pull it off. I think a ballpoint pen is just something you can’t recreate or imitate with any other media. I think maybe I’ll try another one with a ballpoint pen.

1 comment:

Liz Jones said...

I know just what you mean-- and I think the issue isn't medium, so much as it is context. When you're in a meeting, you're not focusing on drawing as work-- you're just playing. When you focus down because you're going for quality, you lose that sense of play. I don't know how you can consciously let go of the inner critic when you're not just doodling-- I've been trying to figure that one out for years. If you can distract yourself with something else requiring your focus(TV show? Conversation?) while you work, that might help. I've had good results occasionally while working during my kids' ball games...
Good luck!