"Whatever amuses, serves to kill time, to lull the faculties, and to banish reflection.
Whatever entertains, usually awakens the understanding or gratifies the fancy.
Whatever diverts, is lively in its nature, and sometimes tumultuous in its effects."
- George Crabbe
9.5x12" clairefontaine watercolor paper, in pitt pen, watercolor
As I looked at this drawing, I toyed with the idea of color. It was a fork in the creative road. To use a blackjack analogy, should I hit or stand? With a poem, you can keep a version, play around with words, go back. You can fast forward backward. With photoshop, you can Revert. But here, there's only moving forward. With the possibility of screwing it up. Ultimately, you have to believe that either way, it is OK.
More building doodles in Fish Eye.
What do you do when you get to the fork in the road? How do you decide what to do?
- Hanna shares a thought-provoking Introverted and Creative Go Together with lots of solid links to learn more about this concept. A lot of things make more sense to me now
- Sarah Giannobile's colorful artwork makes me smile, especially the doodle-inspired Jupiter Street
- From Web Designer Wall, a tutorial on creating watercolor effects in Photoshop
- The Top 20 Uses for Wordle from The Clever Sheep
- Eden's colorful Matryoshka doll drawings at Draw, Doodle + Decorate