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Live Your Dreams!

I’ve been feeling kind of blue lately; both physically and mentally.  And to be frank, it’s been showing in my work.  Usually one of two things happens to my work those states for me: 1) I do no work at all and use any medium of entertainment possible to distract myself from things I’m trying not to think about, or 2) my designs are dark, grimy and angry (which has it’s aesthetic place, but more often than not, end up being throw aways).

An interesting thing happened in this case, the design helped organize my mind.  The process of solving this puzzle, of building and fitting the pieces of together to complete this picture not only changed my mental state, but turned what was about to be an over thought, over designed, busy piece into something  I’m personally ecstatic about!

I love the sense of scale, they use of highlight and shadow and the composition.  Not to mention I just love silhouettes, wide open fields and night time skies. This piece is almost like a fever dream and a dedication to summer. A dedication to those warm nights when the moon seems as huge as ever, and engulfs the land with it’s eerie mystical light as you feel a cool breeze break the humidity and roll lightly over the hairs on your arms. Like the light of the moon was manifesting physically to cool you off. Those are gorgeous nights.

But that’s how this piece ended up, not who it began. My inspiration for this was the thought that I never liked chasing my dreams, because it meant I was a follower, not a leader. So I’ll be my dreams, I’ll *live* my dreams, because I was never good at following!

Thanks Aesop!

=Sterling P. Sanders

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"Look, I've never had a dream in my life, because a dream is what you wanna do, but still haven't pursued. I knew what I wanted and did it till it was done! So i've been the dream that I wanted to be since day one!" =Aesop Rock

Express Yourself. Dance.

Been trying to get this design out of my head all month.  Finally I decided to go ahead and finish it.  And while I’m not completely satified with it — which is partially why I’m still playing with it — I’m quite sure I over designed the hell out of it! Ha ha.   Sad thing is, i could have made it WAY more crazy.  But I just didn’t have the patience to complete all the components to my satisfaction.  Really the only part  I’m completely happy with is the main graphic element, the dancer.

So all that said, peep the steez, I still like it, just not as much as I could.  Maybe one day I’ll come back and actually give it a production level finish.  If not, whatever, I’m just glad to get it out of my head, and looks good enough for me to smile and obviously blog about it.  So enjoy!  =Sterling P. Sanders

Express yourself. Dance.

Express yourself. Dance.