“Think for yourself, schmuck!” Wisdom of the ages.
Been calling myself an artist this long and still have no real handle on how to generate imagery on demand… I realized today that I almost never start with an image as the core of a piece: the idea usually comes in the form of words. All my talk of visual literacy, and I’m still just translating– not directly creating in the visual language. It’s kind of a roundabout way to work, and may be part of my problem of inconsistent productivity. But I also noticed later today that I do create imagery spontaneously in my mind– I just never notice that I’m doing it in time to draw it. It’s like complaining about not having change for the parking meter without noticing you’re sitting on a stack of gold — let ’em tow the car, just buy another!