Roberto Blake recently posted a video called “How To Be More Creative and Find Inspiration”, which I’ll link in the description. I was already planning to make a video/blog post about creativity, but seeing Roberto’s video gave me a bigger push to go ahead and do it.
My mind is always busy creating. I can’t stop it, except when I’m sleeping and sometimes, I don’t think even then. The thing is most of this is not anything I would share with anyone, because it’s just for me.
Luckily, the little that is shareable comes around often enough that I can produce a constant stream of paintings and drawings, which then become the basis for videos and blog posts.
Roberto said something in his video, which is something I also said in my first video on this topic, and that’s keep your mind open to inspiration around you. I said it before and I’ll say it again, and I’m paraphrasing, but keep your mind open and inspiration will find its way in.
Most of what you see as far as paintings and drawings wasn’t something I came up with off the top of my head. I generally had to see something that I wanted to paint.
For example, take this drawing of my aunt with her knitting instructor. I took the photo while I was sitting across the room from them watching them and thinking, “this could become artwork.”
It was the same thing with these zoo paintings. Every one of them came as a result of realizing what I was looking at could become artwork and taking out my camera.
If you want to hear more explanations behind each of these pieces, you can read my post, 2016 Art Retrospective
That's all for now. I'll talk to you again next week.
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Painter of portraits and wildlife