Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tools of the trade


I know it has been a while since my last post. I have been pretty busy with work and I also caught some type of flu crap that took me out of my flow for a week. I am still a little congested but feel a lot better.

I have been thinking a lot lately on the tools of the trade and how they influence my art. Sometimes I feel as though I am so worried with using the tools that I am told are "industry standards" that I allow it to interfere with me actually producing art that I enjoy doing. Why do you have to ink with a quill pen or micron? Why can't you use what makes your art look best to you? Why do you have to have perfect anatomy? I firmly believe that sometimes it is the mistakes that separate you from other artist.

Now in saying all that I am not saying that you don't have to learn the foundations of art. I just think I am at a point where I don't what to be trapped by "The Tools of the Trade". I want to get out of my box and use whatever makes my art look good. If that means inking with a sharpie then by George that is what I ink with and have fun. I don't know. Maybe I am growing as an artist or maybe I am just getting to old to try and learn all these crazy techniques with all these different tools.

What do you think?