The drawing just happens ~ Jamie Hewlett.
“The drawing just happens. Everything just happens; and suddenly you reach a point where it’s perfect, and every move you make with your hand, and every thought you’re having, and it’s growing in front of you, and there are no mistakes. And this is a wonderful… as, you know for an artist, this is a wonderful…a wonderful place to be. If I get an hour like that I’m quite happy… But then you see, I’m not so selfish. I used to read that Picasso - not that I’m comparing myself to Picasso - but he used to have a rule that when he went to his studio and he shut his door, nobody was allowed to interrupt him, didn’t matter what was happening, nobody should interrupt him, and unfortunately I let myself be interrupted far too much.
It’s ridiculous the amount of barriers you subconsciously build up for yourself before you can get started on the thing that you’re really passionate about you know… ‘but I can’t start until the washing-up’s done and I should uh…change the cat litter or’… and then by the time you’re ready to start, you’re sort of… the moment’s gone!
I haven’t reached the point where I think I’m good at this; that’s the drive. I know that it’s in me, to be really good at it, and I think I’ve come close a few times, but um, I don’t usually… look at things I’ve completed and feel content - which then means the next time you… the next thing you start, you go into it with that attitude um, that ‘THIS time, I’m gonna get it right’… and that’s, that’s the drive, really, each time. But it’s, but it’s, that doesn’t mean that it’s, you know it’s a, a thankless task, that you hate everything you do, but it’s um, I’m never, I’m never content, and maybe I never will be but um, I secretly know that that is what makes you grow.”
- Jamie Hewlett; Artist and Filmmaker. (x)
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