For the Love of Dog and Other Nonsense

on 12 April 0 Comment

When you rely on your creative ability for a living, you must find ways to engage your mind in play that disengages the thinking mind so that it can relax and be creative. Like a cranky kid, we have to tease our minds out of ennui by bouncing the shiny red ball in front of it. One of the ways I like to play is sketching. But I have specific steps and rules that I follow.

1. Create an initial contour drawing. Draw the envelope (outer shape with no inner details) by looking around the room and drawing the edges of things you see.
Love-of-Dog-envelope

2. Rotate this and see what images you find in these shapes.

Love-of-Dog-rotate

3. Let your brain loose and fill in all the spaces.

4. Here’s my only rule – don’t add anything outside your initial envelope.

… and voila – “For the Love of Dog!”

Love-of-Dog
For the Love of Dog

 

And here are some other finished pieces:

Troll
Troll
Peepers
Peepers
One-of-these-things
One of these things…
Eel-Pie
Eel Pie

 

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