A mentor of mine told me something his architect dad told him: If you are designing a building and you are stuck on the first floor, move onto the next floor and come back to the first floor later. It’s important to keep the momentum going.
Today I really got stuck on a problem with a pack and the momentum stopped for a bit when I could have easily been working on another part of the pack.
The doodle above is a tribute to Keith Haring as always.
This started out as a red ball that turned into a cherry that turned into the backside of a flower.
There was no surfing this morning since Mitch and I couldn’t wake up. The good news is I’m sure we both caught up on our insomnia. I finished the best pack I ever made today and sent it off which was bittersweet. This is today’s doodle.
There’s like a flash like aura around the board so it was my duty to do it justice by converting the colours in the doodle into halftone. Prepare yourself to see more halftone doodles in the near future! Yes!
First of all, yes the board is 7 3/4 inches wide. For some reason I erased the 1 in front of the 7 thinking it was a slash. Oh well. I lost a fin today. I’m not sure how it happened. It was still a super fun session!
This went on uninterrupted for miles across the horizon this morning. It was actually quite preferable to what happened later when the swell disappeared all together and was only breaking at the jetty.
I just finished making a pack for an awesome cat named Abe. Besides being awesome on his own merit, he’s also a repeat customer. It’s always nice to get repeats because it means you’re doing something right. It’s almost 4am and I have to wake up in 2 hours so I drew this illustration to commemorate what I hope I will feel when I wake up.
I think it’s definitely good to try new things and old things. Conventional things and not so conventional things. It’s good to see what works and what doesn’t work. At the end of the day, the important part is to draw it back to you. Is what you are doing you? Does it match up with your values? It’ll change over time but make sure it’s you.
If I’m not working on things because I’m doing something else that’s exercising the creative part of my brain, I’m alright with that.