Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Creative Process


I sketch and doodle a lot.
It keeps my hand loose.





Sometimes I sketch
from a magazine.

It helps me know
what things look like.

Sometimes on rainy day,
I work hard and really figure out what things look like.







23 comments:

bobbie said...

This post was very interesting to me.

I do sketch at times. But mostly, my creative process involves writing. And it usually starts when I am lying in bed in the morning, all in my head. Then I have to find pen and paper and get down to work. I do much better on paper than on the computer.

Lawendula said...

Lovely! Applause! :)

sue said...

Thanks for sharing your process. I always look forward to your next post. I just love all the details you put into your drawings. They're wonderful!!

Calamity Anne said...

A lot of times my blog entries come to me as I lay there in the middle of the night trying to get some sleep. It's at that moment where I run to get pen and paper and write down what I want to blog about before it gets lost in dreamland. It's really nice to know how others get their ideas. Thanks!

Terry said...

god i love this stuff!

EMBELLISHER said...

I'm going to try the technique of filling a page with little sketches.
Great insight into the way you create your posts Caroline, thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Lana Gramlich said...

Thanks for sharing your process. You have a lot of good advice in this post, artistically. I need to challenge myself more than I do. Keep up the great work!

coolwaterworks said...

Hello Caroline... Thanks for sharing this...

My creative process usually starts at night before a shoot... Sometimes my imagination wanders so much that I can't sleep at all... :)

Aimless Writer said...

A great lesson!
I don't draw or paint as much as I used to...now I want to do more.
Thanks Crayons!

Celeste Maia said...

You have such a sure line, even those sketches you say you discard, have so much movement and look so spontenous and appealing. I enjoyed this lesson very much. I dont have your facility, I work hard to get my drawing right and they dont have the fluidity of yours.

Franny said...

Dear Caroline,
Another GREAT post! Thank you for your sweet inspiration :=)
{{{Hugs}}}
Franny

Geo-B said...

This is a great inspiration itself. The best way to draw is to draw, draw, draw!

ellen said...

Thank you for such a wonderful "share".
I am NOT an artist, but this may help me to get back to that little girl who believed she could be one.
Painted ducks on a tea tray that I made, a giraffe in clay...on and on.
You are such an inspiration and a lovely person.

Margaret Benbow said...

Beneath your image of the fire-jumpers you write, "...and sometimes they surprise me by turning out BETTER than I imagined..." Isn't that a wonderful exhilarating moment? When you realize that your strength and skills have fire-jumped ahead to exciting new places that, at first, you'd been too modest to envision?

Laura V said...

Your "filter" picks up so much more detail than I usually notice. Wonderful post!

Barbara Anne said...

How enlightening!

This is a good lesson in persistance, trial and error, and more persistance. You are a wonderful artist and storyteller who keeps at the process until you're pleased.

Thanks!

Hugs!

jessicaleighlalou said...

I love this post! You have such wonderful doodles. :)

Puddock said...

Hi Caroline

I love your work! It's free but real, if that makes sense. And I especially love that frog :)

lila said...

Amazing and thoughtful process.
I like how you keep on drawing.
Practice is a big part of it!

Endment said...

Another great post - I am inspired!

Mareeyah said...

This is an inspiring idea, as I also like sketching. Thanks for sharing this. :-D

Mary said...

Caroline,

This is interesting. Keeping your "hand loose" surprised me. But it makes sense.

You're incredibly talented, you know. I can see the facial expressions give a meaning in your sketches.

I always enjoy myself here.

Mary

T.R. said...

You just have that magical way of bringing the world to life and making us want to live in it more colorfully. You are a genius.