"Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up." ~Pablo PIcasso
How true is THAT? As a child of the 1970s, NOTHING felt impossible with my art. I didn't overthink, complicate, sweat over details or have negative self talk.
I just imagined & created.I wish I had kept all the "we're going to the moon and mars" paintings I did as a kid.
This piece was a quick practice I did to study how to achieve the midcentury look with art. I had an idea, but wanted a lil' more info as I wasn't quite getting the look I wanted to see.
I hopped on youtube & watched Spoon Graphic's "How To Create a Retro Style Cartoon Character Illustration." If you wanna learn more about this style, I'd recommend this video. Tutorials on this style seem a bit hard to find and this guy does a GREAT job of explaining it. He uses illustrator & PS, but I used Procreate instead of illustrator, since it was a practice piece. (I also took the liberty of changing the boy astronaut into a girl) . 😁
Now as an adult, I try & take time to center myself before I begin. I allow myself to play with ideas (without judgement) & think, think, think. Actually, it's more like wander, wander, wander within my thoughts.
Even when I consider what creativity was for me as a child, I spent a lot of time THINKING.My friends & I would look up at the sky & see a ton of shapes & animals in the clouds. We'd sit on the swings at the playground and enjoy the breeze & think.
I wonder if there's something you can do this week that helps you return to the more childlike thinking & creating you most likely did from the past.
I think maybe I'll recreate a version of "we're gonna live on mars" painting I did when I was ten & see how it goes. heeheehee!
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