This month’s Sketchfest was July 21,22, and 23rd, and I was struggling with this one. The prompts I worked on were Abyssal Mermaid, Butterfly Dreams, and Solar Eclipse.
I was most happy with Butterfly dreams, but I would have to say most inspired by Solar Eclipse because I decided to redo it a couple of times over the last couple of days.
I did the extra Sun/Moon images on water colour paper, so perhaps one day I will work on coloured versions.
Today I woke up to the song “Lovers on the Sun” David Guetta, featuring Sam Martin, so I figured I would feature some images showcasing the sun.
These were the first images I was thinking of when I started my search:
which lead to these images:
which brought up an image inspired by a dream, from which I wrote this short poem:
I think I’ll be the sun today, in spite of what my mother will say.
A ray of light will be my smile,
I’ll wear a crown of gold
and my dress will be the sky.
which inspired this quick drawing:
which developed into a linocut print:
which I coloured digitally today:
So more than just a song inspired by an earworm today. You’ve gotten some insight into the creative process!
I don’t always go on such journey’s to get to where I go, but often it can work this way. Inspiration comes from so many places, in so many ways. If you are so inclined I would love to see some of your own creative methods.
all images and photographs credit: Katherine Nutt © 2017