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Where does an idea come from?

Post by haydnlock on Sat 25 Dec - 12:34

I am often asked where my ideas come from. The truth is from no where. My school teachers always told me I would get no where with my cartoons. To get no where takes some discipline. I have got no where many times and enjoy being there So how to get no where?. I let go of my worries and ignore the distractions of other people’s affairs. Nothing must disturb me. You see most cartoonist are already disturbed. I allow time to ponder. After a long day selling shoes, resolving customer queries and struggling to get by, desperately fighting to find my own space in the public transport system, my mind retreats in to a day dream. As I escape from the chatters of commuters and the grinding noises of traffic, I wait in a comfortably numb state of mind. Then a odd moment triggers some ideas. This moment could be a split second where a word amoungst the chitter chatters is said or a curious noise happens and then fiction washes over me. Then I need to be some where urgently. That place is home, where I barge past the wife, trip over one cat and kick the other, dive for the broken, used and abused lap top and CREATE.

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Re: Where does an idea come from?

Post by Simon Lake on Sat 25 Dec - 14:14

I thought that seeing as how you are in the business of selling shoes, this project may possibly be of interest to you Haydn.....

http://www.freelancer.com/projects/Graphic-Design-Illustration/Cartoon-Character.html
I already bid $100 on it. Idea
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Re: Where does an idea come from?

Post by haydnlock on Sun 26 Dec - 9:29

I don't understand how these freelance sites work and what the bidding is all about. Have you found any work there?
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Re: Where does an idea come from?

Post by Simon Lake on Mon 27 Dec - 2:58

Yes it's all about getting positive feedback and building a reputation. I haven't made a lot of money yet no, but then Rome wasn't built in a Day and all that. These are the reviews I've received from the three bids I've been awarded so far.......

http://www.freelancer.com/users/feedback_1495931.html

https://www.scriptlance.com/cgi-bin/freelancers/feedback.cgi?p=funnybusiness

I'm more interested in *this site at the moment..... because it's more like an open competition where instead of flashing your portfolio/ website around you just submit a design and the best man (person) wins. It beats playing in the Park for me. Okay, I didn't win that one and it took about three days to complete but it's a start to my portfolio on there which is comprised only of projects you have submitted designs for. And they still have bidding projects as well.
*http://www.designcrowd.com/contest.aspx?id=5801
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Re: Where does an idea come from?

Post by epmonroe on Sat 29 Jan - 13:40

What I often do, is see a subject and say "There's something funny there." Then I sit down with a legal pad and brainstorm it. I write every little thing that comes into my head, especially any contradictions or 'opposites'. I'll usually get something out of that, and I will write that down and think on it, sometimes for a few hours, sometimes for days. I find putting an idea away and coming back to it later with fresh eyes often helps.
Sometimes I get lucky and it just pops into my head! If I laugh out loud - I go draw it immediately!
The largest hurdle is starting in the first place. :-)

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Re: Where does an idea come from?

Post by Simon Lake on Sat 29 Jan - 14:43

Here's a post I made a while back on this suject........ Idea

http://www.cartoonist-forum.com/t135-how-to-find-inspiration-for-gag-cartoons-and-comic-strips-by-simon-lake

(Edited: Oh I see you have frequented it already Haydn, nevermind)
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Re: Where does an idea come from?

Post by Simon Lake on Mon 31 Jan - 0:21

haydnlock wrote:I don't understand how these freelance sites work and what the bidding is all about. Have you found any work there?
Just completed this project yesterday.......
http://www.elance.com/j/cartoon-graphic/22747663/
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Re: Where does an idea come from?

Post by LeahG on Mon 31 Jan - 9:29

Laughed my 'ass' off when I saw this Wink
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Re: Where does an idea come from?

Post by Simon Lake on Mon 31 Jan - 13:25

lol! They said they would send me the link to the site when it is up and runnung.
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Re: Where does an idea come from?

Post by haydnlock on Mon 31 Jan - 14:15

I LIKE IT Laughing
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Re: Where does an idea come from?

Post by flatcap on Wed 9 Nov - 12:34

That made a grumpy old man chuckle
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Re: Where does an idea come from?

Post by Zilkenian on Wed 13 Feb - 9:06

Oh...that was funny XDD.

Well, I work the same way. But for me, that numb moment happens a lot of times, even while doing some things, like cleaning.
That could be because what they say "a woman can do two things at the same time" or something.
Don't know, don't care.
I get ideas almost every day (my mind almost never rests), and I write them down, or draw them down XDD.

Also, I think I'll take a look at those websites...maybe they could be useful for me too.

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