Here are some creatures I haven't show you before. I just finished this octolady the other day. She was meant to be something else that didn't turn out, and she evolved from a beautiful mistake!
and then I added a toque!
this brilliant red never seems to turn out in photos, but it's pretty bright! I found the yarn at a thrift store and wanted to make something amazing with it ... what better than creature hats!
here is a little mer-monster with sweet cheeks
another armless rabbit hopster
a fishyboy with a red hat
and a frogman with bright purple legs.
most of these guys were cutting room floor inspirations and just fell together. Sometimes I love when work does that for me! I feel like when I over plan a project it doesn't turn out. Today at my print making class I was working on a copper etching project where I ended up having to make touchups ... which in the end kind of screwed up the project. I came away frustrated because I really wanted to make good use of my time there, and now I have to correct a number of things. I won't get into the details of the process, but copper etching is very process intensive and going back to fix something takes a lot more effort than just an eraser!
Artistic processes are something I have been thinking a lot about lately. I've been trying to understand how my own mind works when it wants to make something. I have come to realize I like using hard bold lines and colours, I don't sketch well, I don't like to erase, I make a mistake into something else ... like the creatures above ... a wrong line in a drawing can become a whole other landscape I didn't know was happening. When I plan a project out first and something goes wrong I have a hard time accepting, so I tend not to plan and just wing it, which most of the time goes well.
Anyways, that is my art rant for today ...
I would love to hear about your processes and ideas too!