No -- I was not under the influence of anything when I created this (unless, of course, you would like to count music -- in which case I plead guilty to plenty of Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, and The Flaming lips during the course of working on this illustration. ;)
Close enough for me *shrugs*. ;)
Anyway, I'm honestly not totally sure were the hell this one came from --other than a dire need to find a more creative outlet for my recently depressed mood. Happily, I must say that working on it has kept me in a much better mood lately -- so I guess it's already done part of what it was intended to do. :)
As evidenced by my crappy "Sad Jessa" character (see previous blog post) , I have been getting back into my character illustrations as of late. I've found that I tend to do that after working on larger projects because, honestly, it just gives me a mental break. Characters are much quicker to deal with than, say, motion peices or full-scale booklets.
However, because they are usually faster pieces (for me at least) to work on, working on the characters gives me a fun outlet to fully flesh out multiple ideas relatively quickly. In other words, they give me a little more creative 'instant gratification' than say , "Memories and Hallucinations" (the production of which drug on for 4 soild months).
So what's next? Well -- as I continue to trudge through the rest of this semester (3 more weeks!) I really want to give this blog some sort of format (or at the very least, a little bit of organization.) I am also working up a few characters for for commission -- which is always fun stuff.
Beyond that: I am also playing around with the idea of taking all of my current characters (to date) and create some sort of a "Character Yearbook". Since I'm also looking for a quick way to display a good many of my characters on this blog (so you guys get a better glimpse into the rest of my illustrated family) , I may start searching various jump drives soon for the ghosts of characters past.
Putting together a mock-up of said yearbook could be a fun personal project to take me through the rest of Easter Break.
Until then -- check out this video by the Flaming Lips ( this song has been on repeat on my ipod for about a week now and is slowly starting to become my own personal theme song :)