Friday, August 04, 2006
Illustration Friday: "Capture"
It was in this moment, with this drawing, I first captured what I wanted in my art.
I was at work, just out of highschool, and doing illustrations for text books for the publishing company attached to my college. Basically spot art, nothing all that exciting except for the fact I was learning and getting paid to learn.
Mostly I screwed around, took forever, re-did pieces because I was frustrated, and basically just wasted a lot of time being bad at drawing and painting. Maybe that's exaggerating and maybe not.
My drawings up to this watershed moment, were lacking in any dimensionality, realism, depth, or feeling. They were flat.
But somehow, when I got the art request to do an illustration of The Cat and the Fiddle, I just felt different. I can't explain how, it just happened. I started drawing and it worked, finally.
And there, as I sat at my desk, I got it.