The Creative Adult
“The creative adult is the child that has survived.” – Ursula K. Le Guin
Being a kid at heart is an important part of my creative process. I am inspired by kids – their free thinking, colourful perspective, unlimited imagination and enthusiasm to learn. I try to adapt that positive energy to produce colourful artworks which are a contrast to my usual style of black ink drawings.
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” — George Bernard Shaw
It is very important for me to make time everyday for creative play whether it’s doodling, watercolour experiments, calligraphy or just making a mess with whatever materials I can get my hands on. I play with my niece & nephews and observe their imagination in action. I also get friends to send me pictures of their kids’ paintings, drawing projects and doodles, to get inspiration for my art and designs.
“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up” — Pablo Picasso
As a comic artist, I use drawing to explore serious topics such as loneliness, existentialism, and the struggles of being an adult. I believe it is important to stay young and creative at heart, to play and unleash your inner child at every opportunity in order to see life through the wonderful eyes of children and relearn to enjoy the simple pleasures of being alive – just like we did when we were kids.
Below are some of my favourite creative experiments.