This is my second experiment with a variant on the Exquisite Corpse. The first time I worked on such a project during my Undergrad studies I actually hated it. Well hate is a strong word, maybe I just disliked it. This time around though, I am curious to see where this will take us.
In retrospect, I see that I wasn’t ready then to experiment with new ways to stimulate my creativity. I had enough on my plate discovering all the ‘traditional’ methods of coming up with concepts and creating art. By contrast, I feel now that I have reached a plateau in my creative journey and am ready for a catalyst. I also have a new-found respect for the creativity of others. I believe that everyone falls somewhere on the creativity gamut and I am far from the top. I now accept without envy or bitterness that a lot of colleagues and classmates have superior talent and/or have worked harder than I ever have to create art at a level I wish I’ll be able to reach one day (It’s a convoluted way of saying that some of you humble me).
On a side note (but completely related to Parts 1 through 3 of our exploration), let me share this little jewel of a link www.sketchtravel.com
In the website’s own words: “The Sketchtravel is a unique international charity art project. This red sketchbook was passed from one artist’s hand to another like an Olympic torch in an artistic relay through 12 countries over 4 and half years.”
Some of the artists are really big names too! I found this while doing research on site that use parallax scrolling for a project at work. Hope you enjoy.