Pop and I go fishing„but not really
_Pop, how come we are not trying to catch anything?
_ We are..
_ What are we trying to catch?
_ A memory.
_…hu.. we can’t eat a memory Pop.
_ It will feed your head when you get older .
_ Are you ok?
_ Never better.
_ I love you Pop.
_ I love you too.
You know, one of the coolest thing about drawing , to me, is not just the fact that you can create new worlds, exciting adventures, and fun characters… it’s also when you can recreate a memory.
This scene never happened, this dialog, as such, never did, but it’s all taken from bits and pieces of my childhood and this image , in a way, is one of the best captures of my relationship with my dad.
I see so many artists, especially younger ones, always trying to imitate other artists, always trying to figure out how to draw like them, but so few actually try to create life.
People will forget the drawing, but they won’t forget the emotion in it if they can feel it.
Try this guys.. pick a strong moment of your life, whatever that moment is.. it could be a break up or your first kiss, it could be something that happened with your big brother or your grandpa, the first time you traveled to another country..something that has impacted you, and create a series of images about it.
The first one should be easy, but as soon as you get your first idea out , you’ll realize that coming up with something new will force you to be honest with yourself, and you’ll find that you can’t just rely on what you know already.. you’ll have to develop new skills just for that.. just to get that bit of truth out.. and you will start telling stories.
Just try it.
Our new video for MEDICINES. Released April 8th on Club Fandango (Fierce Panda).