Brainstorming “howto”

Ahoy! Sketching table on the starboard! More drawings abaft..Arr..

My sketching table is filled with everything I see, feel, hear, and watch.

Life turns to the sketches so easily, for example:

You watch your favorite TV-show”
Well in my case, I’m also sketching at the same time.

My head is filled with ideas and it’s mess up there, I’m living in the inspiration zone and that makes focusing to something specific hard sometimes.

If I’m multitasking, it gets easier.
Watching movie while drawing sketches is the most effective way to see the flick.

There is also minor problem with this behavior, meetings are kinda tricky, because if I don’t get my chance to draw, my imagination starts to flow like hell.

Sure there is also problem at the modern world, career focused bosses don’t understand this kind of behavior in the meetings. Also my kind of people who are visionary, get suffocated many times a day.
But it’s okay, career life needs to be boring and using imagination or creativity in work is super rare.

To my offense, I must say.. when I’m drawing at the meetings, Zooms, etc… I do remember everything because I can focus so much better.
This method must activate some areas from brains, that makes you almost superhuman.

Be sharp, here we go!
Brainstorm example 1.
This sheet is great example of bit everything..

Let me explain myself.

First I started to draw a Ninja, simple Ninja because I saw Batman Lego on the table.
Idea twisted to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Raphael with his blade.
Because Raphael is old name, David popped to my head and Jesus… so I must add Ninja-Jesus. (Makes sense?)

Some point kiddo started to watch SpongeBob.
(That cartoon is TURBOBOOST weirdness) Colors and small things just pops to the sides, like the fill up.

Easy task when you’re watching cartoon, where squirrel in space-suit in in the bottom of the sea, having a bonfire. (WTF?)

Then Scream movie trailer takes me to the skulls and moonshine. Don’t ask me why.

Cup of coffee makes me think about donuts and donut reminds me about: “mmm…donuts…
This is just an example about the brainstorming at the sketch table.

Moving on to the next sketch.
The little tentacles
I mean the mermaid of course.

This came from the soundtrack of the movie little mermaid.
(Yes I listen movie soundtrack music) again one great way to active your brains and memory.
Try it out, works unbelievable well.
Pretty much every movie has soundtrack and If you use playlists like I do, your movie memories makes you travel through the time..

Example playlist Hans Z works like a charm.

In some point there was a trailer on TV about the documentary “After Porn Ends” next one was Mandalorian or Boba Fett and so those influenced strongly to the sketch.

In my opinion these kind of sketching is like you add some spices to your paper from around you.

This works great in crowded areas, city centers, museums etc…

Moving on.
Dawn of the homer
There was an episode in Simpsons where good people of Springfield turned to Zombies.

Favorite part of the episode was where Homer shot Flanders in the face with shotgun…
The family voice their surprise that he killed the zombie Flanders, to which Homer responds, "He was a zombie?"

Great writing must say, stay creative.
Pocahontas what so ever.
This got influenced from the caricature I was planning to do.

I was testing the jawline, eyes and that pose for the Tomb raider caricature.

This is so called: “Test round” if you look close enough, you’ll see the hair, which already has Tomb Raider vibes.

Especially when I’m just thinking about the next caricature, these pops out many.
Sometimes these sketches are way cooler than final piece.

Brainstorming tips for you.

Don’t let paper block your imagination and no matter how stupid it feels, just keep goin.

It’s not meant be anything, so you can’t fail.

Listen relaxing music, let children play close to you, watch outside and TV.

TV-channel which has the most commercial, is the best.

TV feed and music feeds ideas to your subconsciousness and those small things turns easily to the great art.

That’s all for this day, try to be creative people and let the imagination take you to the places.

Yours. Jay