Oh man, I missed my sketchbook sooo much, it was like saying hello to an old friend. This weekend was fairly light in terms of schoolwork so I dived back in and it was cool water for my brain. Something about color and rhythm and pattern and visual elements make me really happy. I need to take more time when I'm busy to give my sketchbook some love and nourish it, I feel like I get dry if all I'm doing is learning without really outputing or making it my own. The one thing that really stuck with me from reading Vilppu's drawing manual is that impression without expression is depression; I need to let myself play more often and be curious, it's so important. Last week was super hectic so this was a great way to relax for what lies ahead. I can't believe it's already been 2 months, and a half? It goes by incredibly fast, and I can definitely see how much I've improved but I'm also very impatient and see myself in a place I'm not currently at which can be a little frustrating and motivating because I so desperately want to get better.
Some studies from Cartoon Modern. I love the the 60's for having so many exciting visual ideas going on in their images, there's something about it that I really gravitate to, the stylization. It's the same thing I find exciting about good graphic designers during that time like A.M. Cassandre, Paul Rand, and Saul Bass.
This time I was listening to My Bloody Valentine, I don't even really know what they look like, and I can't really tell what they're saying half the time, (which is great for background music) but there's a sort of ennui or yearning for something.