On Wednesday, I made my scariest drawing ever—this man in one of those electrode hats they use for testing brain waves. Eek! The drawing came about, I think, partly because, at work on Wednesday, my colleague Stephanie reminded me about how I talked about “finding your inner weird” in my post about creativity. When I got home that evening, I guess I tried to find some weirdness.
The drawing was also inspired by the ridiculous picture below, which I spotted in an old newspaper I found while cleaning out some files at work. It makes me laugh.
Tonight, I made this rather random pumpkin head bird trainer guy. This piece came about as I was looking through a free booklet of photography I got at one of the museums in Barcelona. There was a picture of a bird trainer in it, which I thought was already kind of weird. I decided it would be fun to make it weirder.
This guy somehow ended up looking like Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas. It was totally unplanned. Note that his Cosby sweater was inspired by the blog The Cosby Project, which regularly features doodles of the patterns on Cosby’s sweaters. Amazing!
This evening, my friend let me play with Adobe Ideas on his iPad, and I made this crazy face—kind of looks like an 80’s hair metal band member. It was kind of cool to be drawing and creating a vector instantaneously. I definitely want to try this kind of thing again.