Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Stuck...

I won't go into the details...but I am stuck...been stuck...trying to become unstuck.  Ever get that way in life? Creatively?  How do you become unstuck w/out becoming unglued?


Still sorting out this one...Dad's arm needs to move, need to add a moustache, I don't like how the bed blends into his pants and the negative/white space is driving me batty.


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  1. I often use music to get myself unstuck. Or striking out in a new direction to find inspiration?

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    1. Longs walks help me a lot AND I usually walk to music. HA! Thanks for reminding me of that.

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  2. Very cool movement in your illo below! It's so sweet! Love the expressions too! Hmmm...about the white space, maybe color the pillows--they seem to be blending in with the background? And I love your new sketch too! How do I unstick? I bang my head against a wall! KIDDING! Read my favorite children's books, look at my illustration board on Pinterest, listen to fun music. It seems like you have so many wonderful sketches so you must not get stuck very often!

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    1. Great suggestions, Michaele! You are so right, Pinterest is a great resource. I bang my head against the wall a lot too. :)

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  3. Nothing more frustrating than being stuck...I feel for you on that one.

    Maybe instead of moving the arm, try changing the color of the pjs? You could also rotate the girl and the bunny so that the top of her head is at almost 1 o'clock...that would rotate the bunny down to help fill that space that's driving you nuts.

    Hope you come unstuck soon....fight the good fight!

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    1. Thanks for the suggestions. I will try out some figure rotations and see if that helps the composition. It is so weird. It all looked right in my thumbnail sketches. Hmmmmmm. Not sure why it is all falling apart now. I appreciate the feedback.

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  4. I get creative block A LOT....and struggle to shake it, so I know your pain!! wonderful characters here, as always! I love the dramatic action in the bottom one! As for the negative space....maybe drop in a very pale colored background?

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    1. Hey there Mit. Sorry for the late reply. It is so helpful to know that others can relate. Thanks for the suggestion on the background. That is what I am thinking too.

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