Concept is like that rare elusive bird you've finally glimpsed but of course it's gone into the dark forest. Do you dare go after it? Turning that concept into a tangible thing is like stepping into a forest, full of shadows and possibilities. There are no clear paths BUT if you thrash about you may find your way through.
Where middles are where you've got your bearings. You may even see your path out of the forest to where that rare elusive bird is posing waiting for you to take it's picture. It's just a matter of putting one foot in front of the other until finally, Snap!
If you're like me, you prefer the phase after most of the messy explorations been done. Which is why I did not dive back into my BIG Project or start this other idea, both of which I'd been itching to do while I was trying to finish the important MUST DO NOW life thingy.
Big Project - rough rough roughs - thinking and sketching.
NEW PB Concept - EEEK! All those blank boxes. (See ThumbNailer in side bar)
Instead I worked on something that I put aside a few years ago. This piece just needed some hand lettering and then I could add it to my budding Surface Design Portfolio. But why now? Because it had a clear next step and the end was in sight. Plus I was lured by the idea that it will only take a second and then we'll begin one of the other projects, maybe even do a bit of both. A warm up project. HA! Needless to say it took more than half a day as I needed to change the size, tweak the art and do a bunch of loose hand lettering, to get just the right balance of carefree and legible. Well, at least it was productive procrastination.
Beware the rabbit hole: It'll be quick - just takes a few seconds.
Sip Breathe Repeat, 2 Chawans, Japanese Tea Cups - © Diana Ting Delosh, Ink,watercolor, pencil, digital - this piece is available for licensing.
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