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Friday, 8 April 2011

An inspiration to us all..! Did we peak at childhood!?

WOW! What a day! Carlos from http://www.thecloudcommission.blogspot.com/ came into our uni today, and what a breath of fresh air he was! Personally, I feel he came at a perfect time; early enough for the day to inspire the remainder of our own projects, and yet late enough to be on the very last day before the easter break, a perfect and fun end to the term I think!
I have to say a huuuuge thankyou firstly, for the amazing gifts we were given! I received a little old moustached mister and a lasercut diamond brooch, both of which are fantastic! As soon as Carlos began with his powerpoint I was awestruck! His way of drawing characters really stood out for me, I automatically fell in love with them, and when I found out I could be recieving a brooch of one of them I actually cried a little!

The way Carlos spoke with so much passion about what he does really caught my attention too - he is so very involved and pro-active and seems to be loving every minute! Isn't it great when you meet someone like that and their enthusiasm and passion is automatically transferred to everyone around them!? Every person he spoke to today was grinning from ear to ear, he really did have a big impact on us all I reckon. =D

For me, the words he spoke to me about not worrying about not having the time or right project to accommodate my ideas, but only to worry when the ideas have stopped coming, will stay with me for a long time. When there is no longer an imagination then you can fret, but until the day comes that you run out of ideas then you still have enough passion to keep on doing what you are doing! (Like i said earlier - inspirational!)

Drawing in a fun or creative environment, where time is sparse and space is limited really does affect the way you draw. Not only is it tricky but it really helps to loosen you up! Why try to create a photo-like image when you could quickly sketch the 'idea' of that same thing in one minute? If the audience can tell what your drawing is then hasn't it already served it's purpose? Or maybe the image isn't recognisable - maybe just the audience interaction is enough to say it is successful? Today really has got me thinking...

And on a last note, kinda going off on a tangent but still relevant! How come schools teach you how to draw picture perfect with every line in the right place when in actual fact in the real world the 'perfect drawers' get no recognition at all, and the artists who are creative with it, giving only inclines of that same image or a simplified linear sketch actually are today recognised and sought after. Even i would probably prefer the latter.. how come?

Do we have to now regress in our drawing styles to become popular or did we just peak at childhood?

Remember... http://www.thecloudcommission.blogspot.com/ !!!


  1. wow lucy, I love your writing - I could sit and read it all day long! brilliant post with some great inspirational thoughts! It was a brilliant day - shame about the pics! (of me) xxx

  2. me too! it made me smile and want to shout here! heree!
    your so good at writing i think your should print this out and put it in your profeshional file :P xxx

  3. I totally agree Lucy..... Fantastic !!! x

  4. AW!!! thanks you guysssssssss :) xxxx

  5. Smashing it! Its a good write up there, am pleased you liked the day! I was told in college that I couldnt draw because I would make up light and shadow rather than drew what I saw. Egg on their faces!

  6. haha egg on their faces indeed! school is a funny thing! you only realise when you leave it behind!

  7. buuuuuuuuut... if I ever say anything about educational facilities... its learn EVERYTHING, use EVERYTHING. I didnt, and have had to pay through the nose later to do it in my own time, off my own back. Laser cutting, screen printing, mould making etc etc. Educational establishments are wonderful things if you squeeze out your monies worth!

    Good luck!

  8. THANKYOU!!! :D i will do! :)