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
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
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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
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[…] A possible protagonist whose story was possibly forgotten
Untitled Sketch & Caption by Mitch Schiwal
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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.
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/
I am terrible at drawing backgrounds, so I usually just cut out my drawings and stick them in ziplock bags.
by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse