For the next up and coming project, we are to explore an activity or habit for at-least 5-7 times a week, For at-least 30 min – an Hour (1 hr).
The Activity must be repeatable and completable, and we should not be purely using an internet based source. We should be looking else where, in the world away from visual arts in particular. Learning to take inspiration of that around you.
The first idea that came to mind, was more following the world of music. Exploring the idea of taking a single song per day. Then through the act of listening, gathering inspiration to create a completely visual piece whether it be a 5″ x 5″ canvas painting, or a digitally rendered illustration for the song or piece.
Then each piece will be marked alongside, its song, and the artist.
My second idea was simply using the lack of inspiration. Unplugging, and just spending 30-60min on a small canvas (3″ x 3″ or 5″x 5″). Just listening to music, and painting how I feel for every day. Possibly even dating them as I go, so I can see the progression through the different days. ( this could also be a spin off of the first idea, that would be following a song and painting a canvas for the song )
My Third and Last idea was the idea of taking a word a day, as inspiration to sketch or doodle a couple pages or so or doing some sort of monster / character design using the word to describe the creature. A new character / or concept a day, just to train my hand. OR possibly even making the more liked sketches into more semi comp digital renderings.
Help Me Decide!
Tune in next week to find out what habit I choose to persue.