If you are a frequent visitor of my blog you know that i wrote a blog post all about my struggle with artist block. As promised in that post I am giving an update.
So far the one I have tried that is working pretty well for me is I have been experimenting with watercolor again.
11: Explore other creative disciplines
Inspiration can come from anywhere. Look beyond other illustrators and designers: photography, typography, fashion, film, packaging and signage, for instance.
If you didn’t know me in college which most of you didn’t the one required class that I was putting off until my last year out of straight fear was painting. You could either take painting I or watercolor I. Since i was turned off by the idea of learning to make my own frames I picked watercolor. I was no master and realized this is not an easy medium as I originally assumed it was.
Even though it was difficult I did find coming into the studio in between classes or at night to finish the little details relaxing. There was something nice about the waiting. Each layer has to be completely dry before you can move on to the next. I also became obsessed with the palette itself. Each one as unique as the painting I was attempting at making.