More often than we’d like to admit, artists find themselves struggling with where to begin. Staring into empty space, in form of blank sketch pad (or canvas), we ponder how best to bring our inner visions into this world. Sometimes, pencil touches pad and we race to the finish, struggling to keep up with our active imagination. Others times, we can’t seem to find a way to begin.
In those moments where you have too many ideas to narrow down or you simply have none at all, I find it best to just start sketching and see where it takes you. You may be surprised how quickly you find your place and what eventually takes shape.
This image is one of the examples of starting with a simple shape and letting your mind and pencil free flow. Patterns emerge and take you to new ideas. You begin shading in the basic structures and suddenly it takes on life.
I’m pleased with the textures, detail and shading that emerged. Overall, I think its a successful work. I haven’t titled this one yet but I’m sure it surface eventually.