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The flow of ideas – or how to be productive when lazy

The flow of ideas – or how to be productive when lazy

Often I have a really great idea but it flounders at the execution stage. It’s as if once the idea has been mapped out as a draft my creative self considers the need for the idea met. The result is a plethora of half born creations. I look at these and feel a bit guilty…all that thinking gone to waste.

Then there are times when I’m just messing around, trying to figure out techniques and the result is a complete illustration which can be rolled out as a finished design. Happy little accidents I call these. This week I had two of them.

Delighted that I was so very productive, I thought I would try to finish one of my other little projects. Not sure why that seemed more like work but there you are. I’m fickle. In the absence of other finished projects go check out my happy little accident here.

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Illuminati / Illuminasty

Illuminati / Illuminasty

A friend of mine started a train of thought by poking fun at the whole Illuminati debate and added me to the new ‘Illuminati – Durban Branch’ facebook page. As is the case with this kind of thing, my mind started running and I couldn’t let our new branch be without a logo.

Once the logo was made more light bulbs lit up in my brain and the result was the Illuminati / Illuminasty design. It’s perfect for days when you can’t decide whether to be good or bad – you can flip it any way you like. Get yours today.

The secret handshake is not included.

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Random Pretties | Robot Love

Random Pretties | Robot Love

Since it’s almost time for Halloween again, I’ve been playing around with costume ideas for work and some ideas for t-shirts. There’s only 2 weeks left and I still have to come up with the perfect costume (to be honest, dressing up is not my forté), so t-shirt ideas it is.

I have been looking for an excuse to add some robots to my portfolio and this little guy may become a permanent fixture. He’s only in the beginning stages but he is showing a lot of promise. Check out the robot love below:

Romancing the pumpkin

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New ideas and doodles

My steampunk airship has become a little whimsicalYesterday I realised that meetings can be used as bonus time to work on new ideas. Rather than nodding off in abject boredom as I’m wont to do, I doodled in my workbook in an effort to stay awake. I have the attention span of a gnat and a 1.5 hour meeting is beyond the scope of my concentration, so doodling becomes a defence mechanism.

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Random Pretties | Baroque Star Wars

Today’s random pretty comes from Mattias Adolfsson who brings us his wonderful vision of Star Wars as it would have looked during the Baroque. (Yes, I am a geek, as if you needed any further proof ^-^). Mattias is a freelance illustrator living in Sweden. He uses pen and ink to create these quirky illustrations and colours are added with watercolours.

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