I’m doing a series of drawings on my computer using Photoshop and Painter. I haven’t mentioned them in this blog too much because I love to talk about pencil and paper drawing and the process behind that here, but this series is becoming something quite big in my life so it’s going to spill out here, too. I’m not very far along with the drawings. As a matter of fact, I haven’t completed the first one yet. The reason I know that there are going to be several of them is because I’ve "seen" them all, and that’s very unusual for me. Usually, I only have one or two firm drawing ideas in my mind at a time. This whole series exploded into my brain at once, and I knew they would have to be made by computer right away.
I have mixed feelings about using the computer to create art. I find it very limiting. These new images that want to come through me, though, need something that I can give to them via the computer. I would tell you what that thing is, if I could articulate it. In fact, talking in anyway about these images which are compelling me to draw them is hard. They are felt things, known things, inner things. I’m learning how to make them as I make them and I’m placing my trust in the creative process as I go. It’s never been wrong before.