I do my art based on the sole purpose of being able to create something. It amazes me how people are able to create or capture images on to paper or any other media. It also allows myself to express visually what I am feeling or any concepts or messages I would like to communicate. Ultimately, my goal is to convey a message through creation of a visual image. However, some of my work I do is just for fun or aesthetic purposes.
In the course of my work, I usually just wait for inspiration to come to me. It can come to me by a joke hear, something I see on TV, or something that impacts me emotionally. Once I have a concept, I decide what media I choose. I usually use digital media due to the fact my drawing/painting skills aren't very good. It also produces a cleaner image and it is easy to duplicate by printing. I keep in mind on what needs to be communicated and try to make pull focus towards the message. I usually do this by following the rule of thirds, using proportion, and using value to help guide the audience through the piece.
In my current work, I haven't really been doing much work for myself. I mostly have been doing pieces for classes, mostly digital media. Right now I'm just really trying to learn how to guide a viewer through an image, and since graphic design is the art of communication, I thought that I need to learn how to communicate. So currently, I receive problems and try to solve them by creating a message. I have been experimenting with typography because I realized how much of an impact the right font has on a piece. (I like trying to find different ways to write my name on class assignments). In addition to digital media, I have also taken an interest in clay. I have learned basic wheel throwing and hand building techniques, and I am now attempting in building sculptures out of clay. I have also discovered land art and site-specific sculpture inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. It's still at an experimenting phase where choose a spot outdoors (somewhere with plants or rocks) and just try to create something only using found material. Photography is also at an experimental stage, and it is difficult for me trying learn how to achieve harmony with aperture, shutter speed and ISO. I'm also still learning how to compose images, but I am trying to learn whatever I can. I also have some training in traditional art such as pencil drawing and charcoal drawing. I do small drawings every now and then. However, I'm not very good at painting, pastel drawings, or anything with color.