3 years ago today I got into the wrong vehicle; a lapse of judgement. I broke my neck. It has affected every moment of my life since, and will until I die. Be safe and don’t take anything for granted. It could all disappear tomorrow. The one thing this experience has given me is a unique perspective and respect for life. I just wish it didn’t come with such a hefty price tag. Take a chance with a girl, play hockey, roll a joint and go skiing, find a job that you enjoy, create things with your hands! Don’t hesitate to do the things that make you happy, someday you won’t be able to anymore. Also, don’t sweat the small shit.
Usually I see something that inspires me and I start to think about how I could turn it into an image. I also think about how well a particular subject would translate into my particular style. I look for things that fit my mood at the time, if it doesn’t interest me I don’t usually bother. Once I decide on something, I try to break an object down into components or patterns, chunks of lines or colors. I try to let the essence of the object I am drawing, mixed with how my brain breaks it down into its individual pieces dictate how it will look. Sometimes I feel like once you have a concept the rest comes together on its own.