Let’s get creative!: Follow up

Hello Friends,

If you have been following my blog for a while, you may have noticed that I am a bit rubbish at following up with my progress after I talk about an idea. Sorry about that, it is a bad habit that I intend to break.

With that in mind, I would like to show you the progress I have made so far from the Let’s get creative! post I wrote a couple of days ago.

I did not get as far as I had hoped, because my lack of artistic skills held me back somewhat. I started off strong in my head with lots of thoughts and ideas, but I was not able to channel them because it does not translate well onto paper as you can see. I tried my first character sheet, using pictures I thought relevant to my character. All of the items that I drew help to tell me who the character is and also reminds me where they go in the story.

After being fed up with my lack or drawing skills, I sought inspiration through some junk mail magazines we have had through the door. I saw an article with images of these random arms holding objects and I thought they looked cool, so I cut them out and bundled them all together, which themselves show a story telling process to me.

Lastly, I made a check list of everything I feel is important to the story, to make sure I do not leave anything out. It is not in a particular order, but I can see myself referring to this check list quite often to make sure I am not missing anything. If you have any more ideas for what should go on this list, I would love to hear them.

So here is my “vision board” so far. It is not much, but it is a start. I am thinking that I can try doing some more character sheets using images online, putting them together and printing it out, for a more vivid effect.

I have added some pictures of what I have done so far.

If you had/have your own board, what would you put on yours to get inspired?

Until next time, stay inspired!

-Sara

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11 Comments

  1. I like the random arms image. It’s imaginative. And keep on trying at drawing. I was the same way always wanted to draw but never could until I took a 30-day drawing challenge to draw something everyday, bought a sketchbook and pencils, kept trying, watched beginner step by step how to draw videos online, got tips from an art student I know and wa la! I was amazed! I was actually drawing! And I love it! My niche seems to be birds, who knew 🙂 Also, Mixed Media is fun because there are so many elements you can use to create an image—like you did with the random arms. 🙂 (PS: If you want to check out my beginner drawings visit my Instagram at @LeonasDesigns

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