The Speech

The Speech

Puzzleman illot

I feel like someone who in a meeting repeats words that he has heard, but does not really understand them and for fear of asking, continues to float in ignorance.

On the other hand, I constantly see illustrators, with their own principles and style. Authors with a voice of their own. Personnel. I have a lot of respect for those illustrators, famous or not. I think it's very meritorious to get that unique speech.

Which brings me to the first question of all: How do you make a speech? Can you work on your own voice or are people born with it?

I think that to think that people carry that innate voice is a great lack of respect for the work behind each illustrator. The hours, days, months and years of building that language should not be simplified with the idea that that person was born knowing.

Personally, I've always been very annoyed when people tell me that I draw well since I was little. That's not true. The thing is that since I was a child I have spent a lot of time drawing. I've trained and I spend hours looking at and looking at other people's work. I don't think it's anything special. In fact, I think that if the people who tell me that had spent the same amount of time drawing as I did, they would draw better than I did.

Thus, elaborating this discourse seems to me to be an essential exercise to break this blockage. I will look for principles, laws that mark my space for development.

The next question is how to achieve that discourse and the answer I have latched on to is to start asking about the things I don't know. Which brings me back to a systematic doubt. To an infinite question. Radical.

You have to dismantle it part by part. Destroy everything you have so you can then start taking steps.

EVERYTHING has to be questioned. Nothing should be taken for granted.