Monday, August 25, 2008

IF - routine


i'm sure a lot of you illustrators can relate to this. when you feel like burnt out, bored, or tired with all the same ol work everyday---draw, paint, draw, paint---sometimes it hits you to the point that your brain being 'dead' and your mind is just blank and you keep thinking, "what should i do with this?? where does my muse go?" but then you remind yourself that you do what you love, and it's all that matter. and as with any good relationship, you have to work through the hard times. that's what makes your relationship long lasting, i guess..

27 comments:

Shiva said...

It is really a routine!! Nice work :)

INDIGENE said...

I love how her ankles are crossed, such lovely attention to detail and a great image!

www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

Sherry Rogers said...

Thanks so much for sharing that! I have been going through some really rough times. . .feeling uninspired and this does ring true. . .there are ups and downs in every relationship.

Love that illustration! She is soo wonderful!

Eugenia Gina said...

I will stop, and relax, and then work agaainn argghhh! sama ga sama ga? by the way, congrat ya ella, for your new books heehee!!

soulbrush said...

she is adorable, and also expresses such frustration...good one .

The Green Telephone said...

What a great illustration!

Jen A said...

Great work - love the papers flying about.

Rui Sousa said...

Nice work, congratulations!

I invited you to see my new kit´s at
www.ruisousaartworks.blogspot.com

Thanks and regards

Rui Sousa

ms. froggie said...

THIS is inspiring, e! great illio! love the light! (is that really what my hair looks like from the back?) "))

here's to a whompin creative and OH I LOVE MY WORK AN ALL THAT COMES WITH IT september! :))

Juan said...

Very, very nice work! Beautiful!

Heather said...

So true. You did a great job of conveying frustration in this illo. The lines the color the pose, all perfect.

mercedes de la jara said...

she is adorable !! love the papers flying !!

Bee said...

A great entry and charming and funny scene.

I've nominated you for a blog award as I'm a real fan of your work, check out my blog for details :)

Solvere volo said...

Very delicate work, great atmosphere!

krisztina maros said...

it's a really beautiful work! love the viewpoint and concept. great!

Elizabeth Parsons said...

this is terrific!

eBeth

Gigi Moore said...

Great illo! Love the concept and your style.

gigi :O)

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh boy, this drips with frustration! I'm very familiar with all those crossed-out sketches, and I'm not even a real illustrator! Wonderful illo. Hope your muse returns with great energy!

theartofpuro said...

great illo and love the composition
and is so true what you say:)

atomicvelvetsigh said...

lol honestly i felt this when thinking of what to make for IF so it took me days coz i just do not face it. then it hit me while doodling up senseless things i looked at my pc from afar and it hit me! gee its so obvious and i didnt think of it right away.. (see my illo if you dare) lol..

8) this is a great painting btw..

Sean Ashby said...

Yyyyep. Know the feeling... Great job!

Roberta said...

You really are one of my faves!
Your work keeps evolving beautifully!

Bobo's Slave said...

Nice work! Great colors rendering! Love her stand hair, ^.^

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

OOOh you knew I had to come and take a look at what you did for Routine and as usual, you NAILED IT AGAIN!!! How awesome is this illustration. This is every illustrator I know. Excellent work!!!

3ster said...

That´s great! hahaha
Genial, Ella, I love this illo, it´s so true!!

Hughs from Spain, my friend

Mônica said...

Oh, Ella, you have a knack for capturing poses and feelings so perfectly. And with a natural, flowing stroke too, and perfect colors and shading. I always love everything you do!

Sandra said...

Love this, even the colours reflect her frustration. I know exactly how she feels.