Friday, February 18, 2011

Feature in "Drawing Magazine"

My art is featured in the current issue of "Drawing Magazine" which should be on newsstands now. There is a write up and drawings from my "Selfsploitation" project on page 20. Check out the scan above. The cover art is by Ian Ingram who has some awesome work in the issue.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Don't wait for inspiration. . .

Sometimes I feel less motivated when I don't think I have a very exciting project to work on. This quote is useful:

"The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you're sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that's almost never the case."
-Chuck Close