Lately I’ve had this drive, this compulsion really, to analyze my work and take it to the next level. What that is I don’t quite know yet. I know that I want to utilize vector graphics much more. The challenge I’ve run into is how to hold onto the lively energy of my sketchbook while harnessing the power and flexibility that computer aided art has to offer. I’ve found that it’s necessary to show the human touch in some way.
In addition to constantly recording my ideas in my sketchbook, I’m also archiving textures, ink drips, paper wrinkles, old halftones, watercolor smudges and woodgrain. These assets I can use to add life to my design work, as though it’s already lived in the world outside the computer and seen a little abuse.