It seems like each month, I am particularly affected by the works of a certain Youtuber. Most recently, I have drawn a lot of inspiration from Jamie Swarbrick, who is JamieVsTheUniverse on Youtube.
When I watch his videos, I am filled with an incredible sense of peace. I relax, and can empty my mind and cares away for the duration of the video. And what seems ordinary before becomes magical afterwards.
Pairing beautiful cinematography with the perfect music to fit the video, he not only sees, but captures and augments the beauty in moments. Color and texture are emphasized to the point where I can imagine that my senses have been heightened, and I’m looking at the world anew.
Sometimes I am so immersed in the video that I wish that I could experience that life firsthand. I want to wander in fields and forests with my friends, to look at a piece of cloth and see infinite possibilities, to capture a genuine smile and moment of joy.
This quick drawing that I have done of Jamie does not do justice to the inspiration and creativity that I feel because of his videos. My creative baseline is like this picture; two-dimensional and black-and-white. But I am working at seeing the world differently and at creating. I already have many multicolored ideas swimming in my head. I just need to bring them to life.