“Where do you get your ideas from, man?”
I’m often asked that question and I often don’t have a good answer. As I talked about in my post ‘Art Club‘ last year, it’s as if I pluck them from the ether, ideas are floating around like plankton in the ocean if you can only catch one.
With this piece I’ve done my best to capture that “Eureka!” moment when a good idea hits, the character here has “eyes as big as saucers” as a great idea hits him. It’s a great feeling and a huge part of why I make art: to be impressed by my own brilliance. I don’t mean that in an arrogant way though I know it might sound like it, it’s more about the joy of doing something you’re good at.
I often think of this song too, as a metaphor for inspiration: