Friday, April 08, 2011

Visions in my head



I'm thoroughly disliking my rock painting right now.  I can't seem to get into it and all the rocks look alike in colour, even if they're not.  I may perserve or it may get hidden out of view for awhile til inspiration hits again.

And inspiration does hit in strange ways for me sometimes.  I lay in bed last night with images of fantasy creatures in my head and started to put some ideas down onto paper with an idea for a Christmas card.  I'm not known for a vivid imagination in terms of creating something out of nothing visually.  I need solid objects in front of me to make it happen, so how this came to being I don't know.  Perhaps my year of fish everything has them engraved into my brain.

This sketch may change from its current state but I'll play with it some more and see what colour does to it and if it matches what's in my head.  That's the beauty of thumbnail sketches, they are small enough to arrange and rearrange to your heart's content before they become reality.  And, as I look at this sketch, I see that the crab has to go....

8 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

The Christmas sketch is delightful. As for the rocks, a few days away from them may help you appreciate them more.

Billie Crain said...

Santa Fish and Rudolph the Red Nosed Carp! You DO have an imagination, Jeanette. I love it!

Lydie said...

Oh funny fishes ! Great idea.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

I love the lantern on the lil' fishes hat. Super cute! Have a great weekend.

Sue Pownall said...

What a fabulous image (minus crab I agree).

Cynthia k. Agathocleous said...

What a nice place to visit! The drawing is delightful!

Jeanette said...

I think so too Christiane, I'm sure I'll come back to it soon.

I don't know where it comes from Billie...sometimes it just happens.

They are strange creatures aren't they Lydie? :)

I could add bits on to this forever Lisa. Its like a story developing as I go.

Crab's gone Sue and I'm glad you like it.

Cynthia, thank you and welcome to the blog.

Threadspider said...

I love the fish and my imagination added an octopus in a Santa hat stealing that bauble!