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Interview With an Non-Artist: Mitch Schiwal Part I

by fyarlgiles

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sometimes when I am going back through past work and see an unfinished sketch,  I find the inspiration rekindles… it’s like meeting up with an ex and discovering that you still can have really great sex

ANGIE: Do you have any thoughts on why you leave pieces unfinished?

MITCH: Generally, I tend to build up a head of steam on a piece and work on it; however, especially on complex or detailed pieces, I tend to either lose my inspiration or my focus. Rarely, I may come back and finish a piece, but generally they lay there like half finished skeletons

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ANGIE: Do you think that you could force inspiration ? or do you find that you have so many ideas, that leaving one in the dust is often a relief?

MITCH: I tend to be overwhelmed with ideas, and when one grabs my attention from the ether, I focus on it entirely until I am distracted by something else. However, sometimes when I am going back through past work and see an unfinished sketch,  I find the inspiration rekindles… it’s like meeting up with an ex and discovering that you still can have really great sex

 

Artwork by Mitch Schiwal

More of Mitch’s Posts here:

https://theshowtellproject.wordpress.com/category/mitch/

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Wrinkly Head Doodle

by fyarlgiles

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I have no clue what inspired this creepy man, but it looks like he had giant ears at one point.

Wrinkly Head Doodle by Angie Hoover

More of Angie’s artwork here:

https://theshowtellproject.wordpress.com/category/angie/artwork/

Untitled Hero Sketch by Mitch

by fyarlgiles

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[…] A possible protagonist whose story was possibly forgotten

Untitled Sketch & Caption by Mitch Schiwal

More of Mitch’s Posts including Interview here:
https://theshowtellproject.wordpress.com/category/mitch/

Interview with an Artist: Alison

by fyarlgiles

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Interview with an Artist: Alison McPherson 

 the closer I am to finishing something, the more I ruin what it could potentially have been if I didn’t finish it.

ANGIE: Do you have any thoughts on why art is often left unfinished?

ALISON: When I draw, it’s like something is both intoxicating me and pulling me along with its momentum. I stop when that feeling stops.

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ANGIE: Do you feel like you usually finish your creative writing projects?

ALISON: The shorter ones, yes. The longer ones, never. And finish isn’t really that set in stone. It’s more  “presentable”. I might go back to it later.

ANGIE: Do you think there is something in you that resists completing the project on some level?  My friend Mitch and I were talking about how finishing a project sometimes feels like accepting a death.

… an anticlimactic death

ALISON: I feel that way with more complex pieces. It’s very much reminiscent of Lost in Translation. Sometimes the potential of a piece is more exciting than the execution and the closer I am to finishing something, the more I ruin what it could potentially have been if I didn’t finish it.

artwork by Alison McPherson

Alison’s Blog:  http://boastingsquidsandolivehomages.wordpress.com/

by fyarlgiles

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I am terrible at drawing backgrounds, so I usually just cut out my drawings and stick them in ziplock bags. by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse