As of late, I've been noodling some mini-duotones.
A fellow Creeker artist friend of mine, Fran Douglas, sent me a pretty cool list of things to do to become an artist. Here are some of the highlights:
Tell your own story and be honest. What does that look like? Well, for me, like this:
Let go of being "good." Look at this.
Can you do something this "good"? I certainly hope so.
Don't be afraid to copy and steal from the first truck that comes by.
Imagination is your creed. Sentimentality and lack of feeling, your foe. All art comes from love. For example, I love this subject:
"Jacky Treehorn treats objects like women, man."
—The Big Lebowski
All good artists work in their sleep. For example, I thought of this next one at about four in the morning, as I was waking up. I executed it, quickly, as I rolled out of bed.
Your style and your skill is going to be whatever you do differently. Like this:
Find your own voice, then exaggerate it.
Listen to the crazy voices in your head.
Come to think of it, maybe she did heal me.
Fail Flamboyantly and be delusional. Go ahead and beat yourself up for as long as you like, but then stop and say to yourself out loud, "Yes, it's true, but I'm also a flippin' genius."
Sorry, I'm too Norwegian to say something as pompous as that, but I will say this:
"My mind thinks I'm 28; my humor suggests I'm 12; my body questions if I'm dead."
—Old Artist Saying