Thursday, March 29, 2012
Project Kirin/ simple selfish creature creator
I'm sure I've rambled about my plans to just pick one of the mythical creature books I have sitting around.... okay - the only one I have - which is sitting behind me - and just make whatever page I turned to? These always seem like good ideas - right? I mean.... I've had worse! But then I turn to the page all about that dratted Rain Bird; the Shang-Yang (normally this is the point where I'd link you to a wiki page, but it seems even wiki has yet to hear of this creature) and I think: "Who in the world wants a one legged bird figure?".
And so~ I'm kinda back to where I was last year, eh? But! But! Loyal reader(s)~! If I create things wholly and totally for me~! I'd have no where to put them! Honestly! I'm shelfless.
And the true trouble here is that I don't want to make for me... I've never really made for me. When I was in elementary school - friendless and strange - I would carry around a wicker purse of colored pencils and with that portable art studio I would draw a new creature - wholly new - for my favorite science teacher - Mr. Greep (sp?) and after awhile he began to hang them around the room - and soon they made a full loop around me and all my fellow students. (This, of course, completely endeared me to aaaalll the other kids >< XP *sigh*) /digress
And even into middle school - I sketched and gifted. I painted for the plays~ year after year painting over what I'd done the year before. (rocks. We painted a TON of rocks) My poor highschool friend Meg - piled under images - her walls covered in characters and bits of unfinished stories... I remember the first drawing I really didn't want to give away - I was in college.... I gave all the others in the set away - and when someone asked me for it - I paused - the first time EVER - and then gave it away as well.
I think it is just part of what motivates me as an artist - the desire to share with others... To make them happy and so make me happy.. Selfish? Sure. Simple? Totally. But I'm a simple selfish creature creator...