青蛙(一) First frog (July 2003)
今年我發現當我努力畫其它畫家的作品後 (練習調色和技法), 反而感到自我創作方面的靈感被困住了!
這幾天我在家常對著空白的畫布發呆, 因為不想照著別人的作品畫, 也不想畫人物或風景畫 (提不起興趣), 我只想靠著自己的想像力! 但是, 腦袋一片空白...... 所以空白的畫布很適合我的心情!
原本以為從加拿大回來後, 靈感會永無止盡湧出, 畢竟加拿大卑詩省的原住民畫風很吸引我! 十年前, 我的畫風受到那邊的藝術影響後, 繼而改變了只畫肖像畫的心態 (以前畫肖像畫時也都是用想像的, 並沒有照著實際人物來創作). 以下是剛開始愛上原住民風格後所畫出的第一張作品 (2003年七月在加拿大畫完後就把它送給了當初好心讓我免費居住的房東, 現在是我十年的朋友~)
As I wrote in the title, I am out of inspiration. I thought I would have plenty of it after the trip in Canada. After all, I have been loving Canada's northwest coast native art for ten years now. Since then, my drawing style changed from just portraits to a style that's similar to native art. It was a new and wonderful influence!
The thing is, I notice that copying other painters' painting limits me from my own creation. I have been drawing weird and bizarre things in the past, and they were all coming from my own imaginations. I love my art that way and I hope to keep doing it. For the last few weeks, I don't feel like to paint portraits or figurative, let alone landscape. I feel like to paint something that's out of my imagination, but somehow, my mind is blank! I have been staring at the blank canvas for few days...... The blank canvas matches the state of my mind indeed!
It bothers me for sure, but I am not too worried. I know that at some point of my life, my inspiration will flow back like a flood, I just don't know when.
I know what you might say. "Why don't you just go out and look around. You might find some inspiration during a stroll."
Believe me, I get that, I know that and I did that! However, it just doesn't work this time.
So, I will share some drawings I did back in 2003 instead of a blank canvas.
2003年12月底在台灣畫出了青蛙(二). 如果你仔細看, 你會看到青蛙身體裡有三種動物.
Second frog (Dec. 2003). If you look at it carefully, you will see three different animals in the frog.
白鷺(一) Heron one (July 2003)
白鷺(二) Heron two (Dec. 2003)
大自然裡的動物與人類是原住民藝術的主要靈感來源, 例如: 太陽, 青蛙, 白鷺, 烏鴉, 老鷹, 鯨魚, 野鴨和魚類等等的題材都可以在他們的作品裡找到. 如果有興趣看看卑斯省原住民的藝術, 請點這裡
然而, 我不想創作出一模一樣的風格, 所以在我作品裡你可以看到許多不一樣的元素. 不過, 我還是運用了基本的概念, 像翅膀和眼睛就是我常用的圖案!
總之, 不管我的靈感究竟是暫時困住了還是躲起來了, 我還是會繼續創作下去的!
P.S. 十年前的照片畫質都不好 請見諒了~
I use the basic concept of BC native art (Animals, eyes and wing), but I added my own elements in it, because I don't wish to draw the same thing.
Anyway, it doesn't matter if my inspiration went hiding or got trapped, I will keep trying to create though.