Title: “Not Complaining About This”
I have a hard time expressing my purpose behind my artwork. However, I ultimately went for comfort, influence, and letting my hand do the talking.
I am very comfortable working with Sharpie. I feel that sharpie is my favorite medium to use. It allows me to freely work and create whatever comes in mind. I know there are other mediums that are fun and easy to work with. Yet, I feel a little more comfort and at ease doodling with sharpie.
I said earlier that I look at other sharpie artists’ works. Their work is finely detailed, filled with exaggeration, lots of shapes and lines, making as much forms as they can. Looking at each form, I take that and incorporate that within my artwork. Anytime you come across someone’s work, you can take one section or the whole piece and find a way to alter and incorporate that within your next piece. In my case, I decided to create as many forms and meanings with each section of my piece. When I make a section, I hope that when someone observes my piece, that maybe they can be intrigued by that section, and incorporate that with section within their next painting, sculpture, design, writing, etc. I know that looking at someone’s piece, you can find influential sections that will motivate you and persuade you to begin and create something striking.
Letting my hand do the talking is weird to say, but I actually just go with the flow of what the next move takes me. People usually think too hard and stress of what to mind, stimulating their mind explode and can’t find their purpose until after a few trials, especially when it comes to sketching and planning. I know this happens to me, but I realized that I should’ve let my mind get pressured. I should let my hand make the move and do what it wants to create. I know this is odd, but sometimes you just have to stop and give your brain a rest and just let your hand take control and allow it move around.
My reason for this piece was just to do what I feel comfortable doing. I know we should go big or go home, do something you’ve never done, but sometimes that can lead to disappointments and furious tantrums. I would know. However, I stuck to being simple, being comfortable, and creating as many forms as I can that can allow people to get lost, become interested, and remember one section that they can use for future reference.