Any advice for sparking creativity? I love to write, but usually end up staring at a blank page...
From my experience you can’t really force creativity, I can’t just sit down and go “Alright let’s think of cool things!” Inspiration is spontaneous and comes when it comes.
I carry a small notebook in my back pocket whenever I leave the house, and if I think of something I’ll jot it down. I’ve found that the process of doing this regularly makes my mind make creative connections more frequently. So just having that notebook with me when I’m out makes me think more creatively.
When I’m ready to write, or draw, or whatever, I just pull out my notebook and look through my ideas.
Aside from that I just absorb as much art, reading, film, music, podcasts, etc as possible.
If I’m writing something I’ll kinda do some free association just writing whatever comes to my mind, even if it’s a dumb idea, if it’s a dumb idea i’ll start writing about why it’s dumb, and what would make it not be dumb. Etc, stuff like that. I’ll usually write like pages worth of notes before I actually start writing something.
I’ve been kicking around the idea of doing some sort of contest for funsies on tumblr. I don’t know what the contest would be, or what the prize would be though. What do you guys think.
I could always draw something for the winner, but that doesn’t seem like enough, I’d like to give somebody a physical thing. I have tons of store credit at designbyhumans.com so I could throw in a shirt.
This is just some thoughts. From my brain and stuff.
Uh, I think you’re making too much out of the “Shyamalamadingdong” thing. I’ve never called him that, but it just seems like a fun way to say the name of a director that is generally disliked. It’s not because he’s brown; it’s because he’s silly.
Well, I guess you’ve definitively ruled out racism beyond a reasonable doubt. Thanks for clearing that up for me.
I’ve never done commissions before, people usually do this with a little bit more structure, but I figured I’d just test the waters a little bit.
You can pay me through paypal upfront and I’ll start your drawing asap. I haven’t stated any guidelines of what I will and won’t draw, but If you propose something that’s too complex or time consuming for me to do for $8 I’ll let you know.
So drop me a line. If you want.
A clarification: This $8 commission only pertains to work for personal use, not commercial use. Or to put it another way, by commissioning me you are paying me to create work, but you are not paying to own the rights of said work. So for instance, if you want me to draw something that you want to print on t-shirts and sell, $8 would not cover that. I retain the rights to everything I create unless negotiated otherwise.