Friday, October 08, 2010

Sketch from Thursday 10-07-2010



Warm up sketch . . . push ups for the brain!

Random thoughts . . .

Don't push anything, you need to love it (art) for yourself. I've never wanted to do anything but what I am doing now and I didn't care what anyone else said . . . I knew what I had to do. Creating art is not about making money or being famous or whatever, it's just something you have to do, or that I feel I have to do. My parents have always supported me, and I'm sure they were worried for years that I had no direction, but I stuck with it . . . don't listen to people who tell you that you can't do it! If you tell me I'm not allowed to breathe, and I listen, I'll die.

Peace.

12 Comments:

Blogger Dominic Philibert said...

So true man!
Keep on inspiring everyone! :)

10:36 AM  
Blogger Daniel said...

Good Advice Rev. Seiler. lol

I agree.. you live once.. might as well spend it doing what makes you feel happy and most a live. If you do a "job" just to do it and hate everyday going to work which makes you hate your day.. then before you know it 30 yrs have past and your just an unhappy dude who wasted the time he was given. Even if you made less money you would be richer then most because you love every second of creating art.. your way more happy then the dude that makes a lot more money but whose alarm goes off everyday and he goes "crap... gotta go to work.. blah"..

Keep doin it Jason.. you inspire us all and give us a level to shoot for (though we'll never reach.. hehe)

Sometimes when I can get started on a project.. I flip through your books..and Bluhm's.. and get instantly motivated. Thanks.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Mag said...

Naguara!!!, como siempre, excelente master...

11:02 AM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

Looks like Jesse could use a spiritual tune-up.. lots of years of being Jesse takes its toll. Excellent rendition Jason and the bar keeps creeping up. BTW congrats on your Stone work!

11:33 AM  
Blogger ramanjit said...

awesome post...............i follow every word of it.....thanks sir.

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Dave Stephens said...

The main advice I got from everyone was, "Are you kidding? No way can you draw caricatures at events for a living! Why don't you work for SeaWorld?"

Just like you, I kept my own counsel. And that was the best decision I've ever made...

7:09 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Your work is inspiring, I love your style and your attitude. I want to take on that kind of outlook, and just push and give it my all till it stops being what I love, and luckily I don't think that I will every stop loving art.

11:11 PM  
Blogger Adam Temple said...

Love the sketch Jay! Good words too, however sometimes I feel I have to push myself to get back to art. Laziness I guess, or I just do other things...it doesn´t help that I´m on white sand tho...

12:30 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

First of all this sketch is awesome! The lines and the simplicity of the color palette is great. What you've said in your blog about doing what you love is exactly what keeps me going. You have to hustle and bustle to do what you love and no matter what just keep your head up and fight for what you love to do. At times it gets tough do to economic situations but truly believing in yourself and your art will prevail than the negative thoughts and negative comments you might get from an outsider. Life's to short to not do what you love, and you hit it right on the head with this post.

Thanks again for this great post of your art and your thoughts!

12:34 PM  
Blogger Podar Cosmin said...

Everyone want's to do what they love so congratulations too you for doing that :D... everyone deserve their freedom of choice. Love the work Jason, your book was very teaching too me

1:19 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

I hate my art right now. My wife has been diagnosed with cancer and im trying to support her and ny daughter but my wife wants me to stick with it. I think that, in a way, if i didnt have my art to run to right now I'd go nuts. Great post, it helps.

5:20 PM  
Blogger Mind Miner said...

Agreeing with everything you said thus far but I like to add that you to got to love yourself and forgive yourself of those bad drawing days as well. Then the love of the art flows readily once you've accepted it.

Excellent rendition of J.Jackson. Looks like an endearing bulldog to me. Made me laugh though.

1:25 AM  

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