Day 56: Drawing on the Write Side of the Brain

Is it too early for me to learn to draw?  I find myself increasingly jealous of the talents and skills of artists.  I don’t want to be a painter or well thought of talent, but it would be fun to be able to sketch stuff.

Art and photography are quite an inspiration to my writing in the last month.  I wouldn’t want to under estimate the efforts of these creative folks, but I find that achieving the same outcomes with words to be tough.

With words I have to balance the dullness of complete and precise description with the tone and emoting of a scene.  The words draw the reader in the proper direction, but never to the exact destination.  Subsequent words hone and focus the scene.  With drawing you really can go all the way there–if you want to.

But I can’t imagine how I would wordulate something like “Monsters Inc.”  That’s the challenge I posed to myself when I first started not really doing anything with “The Bringer of Mist”.  I am glad to have written more on it here and expect to continue, but I just don’t think I could capture the full feel a cartoon movie provides.  In some circumstances you could get away with blatantly stating, “Hey these are cartoons.”  Then you could iterate as needed.  But that’s just not the style of writing I am going for in my work.

I’ll just have to keep working on it.

Word count: 240