Imagination or inspiration?

Which is better for good, genuine art – imagination? Or inspiration?

Inspiration happens when you see something and a voice inside you says, ‘I need to draw this!’. Inspiration, in theory, is genuine however, it still stems from an external stimulus. In other words, it’s not entirely your own. Why did I use the word ‘entirely’? Well, that’s because whenever you use this stimulus to create art, you mold it according to your own personal thoughts and perceptions. Even a copy of an Artwork is not a 100% copy, the art style of the copier and his/her perceptions make it slightly genuine.

Imagination however is 99.9% genuine. Why not 100? That’s because even your imagination comes from something you once saw or heard or felt and your subconscious evolves a story around it. For instance, let’s say you saw the number 8 several times throughout a day. You sit down to create a piece of art and you find yourselves using 8 different colors or making exactly 8 stones in a landscape. I know it sounds far fetched, but believe me, it’s the truth.

So what would you say is better for a genuine Artwork? Imagination or inspiration? Or maybe a mix of both?

Wonder woman

What is a woman?

A woman is someone who at one point can be extremely fierce and at another point extremely calm. A woman is someone who can be ruthless and at the same time caring. A woman is someone who can fight but can also love so deeply.

The actress Gal Gadot has portrayed all of these attributes as wonder woman in the DC movie. This sketch is a tribute to her and the character that she brought to life. I truly admire this woman for all that she stands for and all that she is.

The sketch was made using Prismacolor pencils on a cartridge sheet base. I recently started using Prismacolor pencils and I could clearly feel the difference from the ones I used before. I will upload my older artworks as well so you can compare the texture and the vibrance of the two for yourself.

Stay tuned for more artworks and i would welcome any suggestions for this art piece or anything you would like me to sketch in the future. I’m also open for commissions.

Thank you for following my blog and for reading this piece. ❤️

What do you see?

The eye is the most powerful tool us humans are born with. Let me tell you why.

Eye, 2016, prismacolor

In the spectrum of the light, we broadly categorize the colors into 7 – VIBGYOR as we know it. But this categorization is only done because we cannot possibly list down the infinite colors present in the spectrum and your eye can see them all.

That’s not all however. Your eye is capable of reading the smallest movements of human muscle. Ever wondered how you’re able to tell whether someone is lying or honest?

This is my perception of what an eye is and I’ve tried to bring it to life with this sketch. Hope you enjoy my work.

Stick around for more.