August 3, 2011

Learning by imitation: getting inspired by Exploding Dog

August 3, 2011 - Categories: sketches

I like the way Exploding Dog has these colourful, creative drawings. It is awesome. I’ve never seen anyone less afraid of saturated colours. Except maybe Hyperbole and a Half. And five-year-old kids.

One of the things I tell people who want to write is that it’s okay to start off being unoriginal. Imitation is a great way to learn. So I’m going to take that advice myself. I haven’t drawn enough to discover my original voice. I won’t get there until I try lots of styles.

This is me drawing like the way Exploding Dog makes me feel.

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My goal is to grow down until I can draw like a five-year-old again, but with a twenty-seven-almost-eight-year-old’s ideas.