i sat slumped in my chair, wondering what to do. it was tuesday the fifteenth, i was still trying to get into the swing of studying and getting up early again after christmas break.
anyways, today i’d finished up schoolwork earlier than usual. now i was bored (which is just typical of me ). after finally getting over art block my fingers were itching to create. but, i still wasn’t feeling motivated enough to start drawing a grayscale portrait which i was going to have to put a whole lot of time and effort into. nope, i wanted to do something different, creative, colourful and most likely related to some music band or something.
glancing around the room, my gaze locked unto my bland cork bulletin board. i’d had an idea! and it was probably a crazy one too, i told myself. i frantically turned on the laptop and surfed the web for references. what were they and what were they for?
well, they were undoubtedly references from twenty øne piløts’ albums. i printed them out and dashed back into my room. then, clambering unto my bed, i unhooked my cork board from the wall, pulled my markers out from under my bed and began to spend my time sitting on my bedroom carpet, blaring music from my brand new speaker which my brother got me and drawing tøp designs all over my cork board’s frame.
i was nervous… super nervous. these were permanent markers that i was using on the soft wooden frame – if i made one false move with my pen i could easily have regretted my whole decision to do this. but, i continued to keep drawing and, thank goodness, everything went smoothly.
it took a lot longer than i’d expected to work on. but, i pursued on in my “arting” and six days lately, i proudly held the finished piece in my hands. now i wanna show it to you guys.
on each side of the frame, i drew a design as a tribute to each album so far. i had to skip regional at best because i couldn’t think of a design and my board unfortunately doesn’t have five sides (that’d be weird though). the side that represents blurryface was a total nightmare to work on – fine details, thick tipped pens and my lack of patience don’t work well together.
my cork-board-tøp-tribute was hung back up on the wall, right above my bed’s headboard. now i was eager to decorate it again… aka plaster it in song lyrics, band pics, quotes, drawings and other trash. i was pretty happy with the turn out, even though the ink showed up a little messy in someplaces i think it adds more originality. it’s nice to think about how it was just an ordinary cork board once, but now i doubt anyone owns one which looks anywhere near the same :))
i would totally have drawn on the actual cork as well though! …if only the ink would have applied well enough XD. anyways, that’s everything i’ve gotta show y’all for today. thanks for reading and i hope you enjoyed what you saw. have you ever worked on a similar project? pen art or painting? would you be interested in a room tour?