When I draw, I love it . I let the pencil guide me . I let it flow and talk to the paper. Once it talks to the paper, it talks to me. Does that sound creepy to you ? You should hear me say "talk to me" to a sketch if I am not satisfied with it !
But , seriously, does a chef not want his food to taste just right before he serves it to his customers ? Does a sculptor not finesse his sculpture to perfection before displaying it ? Does a coach not bellow instructions to his team till they actually win something ? You get my point.
Once I have translated whats in my heart to my brain to the paper and once the drawing talks to me, I am happy as a clam. Not because it talked to me ..well that maybe a bit...but the real reason I am happy - it means I can COLOR !!
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Most of the times, I have already envisioned something in a particular color(s) ..so I go for it and usually it makes me happy. Somedays, if I am feeling a bit blue ( pun unintended) , I can't get the creative juices flowing and its best I stay away from what I HAVE to color . Note that I said HAVE and not WANT .
At this point, I step back and I go look for inspiration or many times, it finds me. It comes in the form of color - surprise , surprise . Color of the sky, color of a bird, colors on an outfit , colors of flowers ...you name it. What would I do without color ?
This would be the right time to introduce you to a blog that I came across today . And I can't believe I didn't know about it until today ! - Design Seeds I think this will be my new source of inspiration for color . My go -to place for when I don't have it in me ... Most definitely . It has the most amazing array of color palettes , beautifully curated . Don't you agree ??
What inspires you ? The one thing that helps you unleash all that creativity ... I'd love to hear about it .