In this PeeWeeRobo exclusive, I talk a bit about the notion of tradition in regards to art materials and tools. Recounting some previous encounters on the subject, I just talk for a bit about the evolution of media, and the arbitrary nature of adhering to "Tradition As Rule" in the arts.
Even when you're not feeling it, and you're not connecting with your flow state, it's STILL a good idea to sharpen your discipline and motivate yourself to create through the uninspired lull. In this video I'm simply practicing some animation sketches to keep my sense of purpose alive and strong, even though I wasn't feeling creatively aligned. I also noticed that I felt embarrassed to be recording myself when in such a lull, but that ego vulnerability makes me want to post this 90-second drawing video EVER MORE! Being creatively vulnerable keeps me feeling alive and vital. Whether or not it makes for good entertainment to audiences has to be a secondary consideration for me.
This is my Video Introduction... video! ;-P I've been thinking, it makes sense that I didn't record my PeeWeeRobo Intro Video as one of my very first posts. I really had no idea what shape this artist's blog experiment was going to take, so I could only conceive the intro after looking back at a few pieces of evidence. Having fun so far, and learning a lot about myself in the process.
Poor kitty just wants to be picked up and put down somewhere proper. Guess what? This installment in the "90-Second Drawing" series features yet another cat. (There's a pattern forming, no question.)
Yup, I sure DID create an awfully strange drawing, and on purpose, too! This addition to the "90-Second Drawing" video series showcases an intentionally-awkward start, and a questionable end result. But it is all deliberately staged to challenge the dexterity and resourcefulness of your creative muscle. Keep yourself guessing from time to time, and it will strengthen your sense of aesthetic balance, your confidence, and your creativity in general.
Let's plunge right into this one. Another in the "90-Second Drawing" series, this one is literally, though still figuratively, rendered to clear my own head. With all the political/social uncertainty of 2016, I did myself a favor and watched Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States over on Netflix. Be bold, people, be brave in the face of adversity. And remember, these aren't new challenges - looking back on our true history reveals that the struggle between good and evil is a constant before our time, and will be a constant after we are long gone my friends. Be brave, face the harsh truths, and remember to love.
This is my first of many upcoming "90-Second Drawing" videos. History in the making, party animals! It'll be a recurring theme here, so let's see what happens when we roll camera, and reach for that graphite stick. Giggedy.
When life gives you lemons, PUCKER UP party people! Here I talk about using adversity as either an excuse to quit, or fuel to drive you towards new solutions. Nurture your passions, you party animals!
Welcome to my Minecraft Sculpture Garden! Come, let me hypnotize you with this pointless world of block-built wonder. I use Minecraft for relaxing, and making all sorts of artistic explorations within the framework and limitations of this game's survival mechanics. Benn working on this world, on and off, for many years now. I named the seed after the Mida Multi-tool, my favorite weapon from that other mega blockbuster game, Destiny.
Get ready to be lulled to sleep as I sit down and draw three simple compositions on some lovely watercolor paper. I'm shaking off the ring rust, getting back into the wonderful habit of drawing for drawing's sake. Watch in horror as I start off really stiff, loosen up a bit on the second drawing, then find that zone for the third. Just DO THE WORK party people, and the rewards will manifest.