Hey guys, sorry for the delay of blog posting. I know I was kinda on a roll for a few weeks, and then dropped off. This was mostly due to the new illustration series that I started. I was so stoked on the series that I decided to a post a few to here. Let me know what you think!
Part 2 of this post is related to these illustrations. If you take a look at my Instagram you’ll see a definite change. For those who checked, the obvious change is that I started working with color (duh). But if you look at the quality of the new, colorful illustrations, it makes my old ones look like shit! Yeah, I’d been slacking with my design work. My motivation to push the bounds of my skills was depleted. Maybe it was the volume of projects I was taking on, or maybe that illustration style had run its course. Either way it was super frustrating to realize.
My point in this rant is that we often start to lose quality in any work that we are producing on the daily. It becomes routine to complete these tasks, and we get comfortable with that ease. I’m sure some of you can relate. Photography, modeling, painting, I’ve seen it happen with just about everything creative. So how can we overcome this creative laziness?
Answer: Look for motivation where you’d least expect it. Sounds corny I know, but it actually works! For example, to fix my illustration problem, I caught myself inspired by a TV show. Here I was watching The Get Down (which is super dope by the way, check it out) and this little one-minute monologue just got to me. The kid was talking about finding that passion that keeps you coming back. They type of passion that keeps you up working late. I was like, “damn that’s how I used to feel about illustrating”. I sat down, spent a solid night until 3am drawing G-Eazy, and felt infinitely satisfied with the result. I took the time to actually go back perfect every brushstroke and line. I truly thought about color theory. I created something that I was really proud of. All because of a TV show about DJing. Words of wisdom for this Monday night: Go out and find motivation where you’d least expect it.