Sunday, June 21, 2009

Summer projects

I'm trying to get better at simply sitting down and making things. Anxiety and fear of failure gets the better of me a lot, especially recently. I think I share this dilemma with many other creative people, and unless we push through those feelings consistently they will become overwhelming.

That said, the biggest excuse I find myself thinking is...'there's nothing to draw!' which is ridiculous! But the idea that I can draw anything at all is just too overwhelming. I have to start with something small like a specific project and from there, something bigger usually happens, and that's when things really get going. So here are some ideas I'd like to do in the near future. I'd be curious if anyone else keeps a list like this!

-ABC or 123 book
-childrens book or comic strip based on a fairy tale. I already started this in a very loose way, just finding a fairy tale and starting to work on some character ideas and blocking it out. There is a hilarious story about a bean, a coal and a straw that I've always adored, and I think it would make a great book. Here are some loose character studies. I think that the coal looks like Meatwad from Aqua Teen which is funny, but not what I'm going for.

-children's poems
-birthday cards
-concert poster
-monsters series
-strange animals series
-cookbook for kids

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