This is what happens when you have trouble sleeping. You get up, pick up your iPad and draw.
I was actually trying to have fun with the background, wanting to create an expressionistic background with long brushstrokes. Then I thought, what if I just drew stick figures? I ended up loving the silly figures running at dusk. I wanted to just get back to the rudimentary memories of drawing as a child. As I started drawing, I asked myself, “what if I made her dress pink? Hm…I think I’ll give him a brown shirt. Ooooh…I like that.” Maybe because it was 1 am and I just wanted to sleep and was feeling a bit loopy, but all of a sudden, I was a child again. It felt deeply freeing and the experience was quite pleasurable.
The next day I completed four more drawings on the iPad. I decided to post up the drawings as a series. Each drawing is meant to evoke a feeling of nostalgia, in a time period that is unidentifiable yet timeless (I’ve always wanted to live during the late 19th century, oh well…) They conjure up within oneself a universal emotion or a desire of that emotion to be in a different time, not the present. They’re simple, yet joyful.
Hope you enjoy it. If you ever get the urge to summon up your inner six year old to create a piece of art… do it!
All drawings created on the iPad pro using ArtRage.
Art: 2018 © Tear-n Tan. All Rights Reserved.
Jumping (Rope) for Joy