Occasionally I have an experience that could most aptly be described as a flood of inspiration. It happens to me when I have my eyes closed (laying in bed, in the shower, rubbing my eyes, etc.). Suddenly I will "see" a flurry of incredible images (cartoons, characters, illustrations, paintings) moving quickly like a slide show in my mind. It happens so quickly that I just keep my eyes closed and watch it, hoping to remember at least one image that I can later recreate. It is a strange feeling because it happens when I'm not even thinking about drawing. I'm not consciously trying to think up images. It's almost like someone sitting me down in a chair and showing me a slide show of their work. It feels as though I have nothing to do with the source and creation of these images. I just watch them fleeting across my mind and try to catputre and remember what I can.
That experience used to be very rare for me and now it is happening much more frequently. It happened again last night and I was able to clearly remember this image that I am posting here.
Even though I frequently work in many different styles, this one is a departure for me. It's very whimsical and free. I really like it and it was great fun to draw. Although perhaps "record" would be a better word to use than "draw". The head, hair and flying flowers and stars were all I could clearly remember from my inspiration so I made up the rest on the page. I think it all works together pretty nicely though.
Cardboard, Ink, Colored Pencil & Whiteout