When you’re stuck in a creative rut, you will use a million ways to try and find an idea.
I found myself unable to draw recently and couldn’t bring myself to draw more flowers or fruit (don’t worry I’ll do more soon!). I took to the internet, as you do, and searched random things.
Everything from clowns to waterfalls and sausages to hairbrushes were considered, but then I had an idea that I liked the sound of. Something fairground related.
My original reason for going in this direction was the thought of bright lights in the darkness. Helter skelters with flashing bulbs all along the slide. Haunted houses with scary faces and cobwebs. Steaming hot burgers with piles of onions. There were so many ideas that i liked.
While I was scouring the internet for fairground ideas I came across a picture of a sad little fish in a bag waiting for his new home.
I instantly had a back story in my head for this little guy, and a story for his future out of the bag with a happy family.
So here he is. Based on a stock image I found with some detail changes, this is Fred the fish. He’s on his way home being carefully clutched by a 9 year old who is over the moon!