I’m currently working on a personal project, which is a graphic novel. This means, I have been learning a new skill – comic book style drawing.
Random design and art
It’s usually a very good idea to analyze art. I often do that myself for the purpose of learning, but I never copy it. I’ve never done that, even when I was a beginner. Of course you can learn much about the color, perspective and composition from watching other people’s work, but copying it is tricky and you really have to know what you’re doing before you try it. Here’s why.
For a long time I’ve been blaming myself for having frequent designer’s blocks. And I still do, sometimes. For not having brilliant ideas, for having to look for inspiration elsewhere than my own brain and knowledge, for wasting a lot of time doing nothing creative (oh believe me, I can raise procrastination to a form of art).
But then, over the time, I realized a few things.