I´ve been incredibly bored by my
recent way of drawing, so I approached it
differently today - more open, twitchy
lines, instead of the strict and controlled
lines I did recently. A bit more natural, so
to say. I don´t know. It was fun, though,
and it goes to show that restricting
yourself to one specific style will be
a dead end if done for too long.
I hope you enjoy the diversion.
And personally, I think
this could be more successful in the long run,
seeing how certain slick and vector-like
styles emerge in huge amounts recently;
I BET that after a couple of years people will hunger
for more hand-made looking, looser, emotional
And by the way: There are styles
that are perfectly suited to be carried over
to digital ways of working. This is not one of them.
It REQUIRES paper and ink.
Illustration Friday is a perfect way to
test what people respond to, and I believe
that the emotional side is the most important
of all. Many people make sure to do shiny,
slick and technically flawless work, but if
one fails to carry over a certain expression,
then it misses the point. Not that it won´t
be able to sell, though.