Friday, May 14, 2010

Being Inspired... Part II...

So I spent the morning & early afternoon trying to get inspired by drawing in my sketch book! I finished a couple of drawings & have a few new ideas for pieces I might start. I'm starting to look at my sketch book as creating more of a conceptual journal, rather than the way I used to use it by just drawing & ironing out the details of my next sculpture. It's kind of like photography, not every picture you take is a masterpiece, but 1 out of 100 is AMAZING!!

Concept drawings of Sugar Skulls!!!

I've always loved the traditional "Day of the Dead" images. I especially love the ornately decorated Sugar Skulls. You can do so much with them. These would make great wall hanging pieces... or something even better....

Skulls Drawing

Concept for Swallow Tattoo!

Would love to make more wall hanging pieces like the Koi. I also like the graphic styles of traditional tattoo designs. I think it would be fun to make a 2-d , 3-d version of the traditional Swallow / Sparrow!

Swallow drawing


  1. Great ideas, both! It would be cool if you could put led lights in the skulls. The swallow is wonderful. I can just imagine your felted piece.

  2. Funny you mention the electronics with the Sugar skulls... I was thinking of something along those lines!! So now I guess I gotta do it!!

  3. Lol! Great minds think a like. I can't wait to see them. I'm a Day of the Dead fanatic. I also really, really like those weird animal sculptures from Oaxaca. One of those would be cool in felt.