Saturday, April 17, 2010

Nooooooooooooooooo, I'm late. I'm sorry.
25 Inspirational things:
1. Nighttime
2. The supernatural
3. Myths/legends/folktales
4. Sleep
5. Action (fighting, combat, battles, etc.)
6. Music
7. Books
8. Simplicity
9. Complexity
10. Pain
11. Learning
12. Architecture
13. Solitude
14. Nature
15. Foreign cultures
16. Movement/animation
17. Masks
18. History
19. Traditions/traditional things
20. The surreal
21. Artwork/artists that I admire
22. Concept art
23. Food
24. Characters/Characterization
25. The everyday good stuff

I know some of them are broad or contradict each other (like 8 and 9...yep.), but really, I can be inspired by anything at different times and such. Which I guess you can say for anyone, but...well...I don't know, it makes sense to me.
Anyway. My proposal.
I want to do a triptych about an old man in his study. I want him surrounded by books and scripts and tools of learning(quills, abacus, things like that). With the series of pictures, I want to illustrate both how time passes him by, and how he passes his time in his quiet little isolation. In one way, I guess I'm trying to show his own private little world to the viewer. It'll make more sense in the sketches though...
Let me know how this sounds, or if you need more explaining for anything. :)


Kali Ciesemier said...

Okay, showing time passing sounds interesting...what time period is he from? What does he do? How do you show him getting older? I just want to make sure you've fleshed out enough of the story, and that each of the 3 pieces will look different and interesting!

Alexa said...

Ah, okay. So he's from centuries ago, which is vague but I think you kinda get it...
He doesn't really do anything, but I guess a scholar would describe him best. He seeks knowledge all alone :)
I want to show time passing most plainly by showing different times of day from the lighting. I can also hint at exactly how much time goes by from his appearance, like his hair growing or something.

Kali Ciesemier said...

I think you should pin down exactly who this is and where/when he's from, so you can make sure you're adding appropriate details. And again, seeing someone in the same general pose in each piece is gonna get old, they should each be interestingly compositioned, with different looks to each of them. Like different seasons instead of jut different times of day, so there's different things that he's studying in his room. (bugs in spring, mechanics in fall or something, you get the deal) Yeah?