My master board. This was the most valuable part of the class. Getting to see all the parts of me together in one space really helped me understand a lot about myself and my creative process.
Some of the key parts of me that I uncovered with these boards:
Identity is important. Finding a sense of belonging amongst your tribe while still maintaining unique individuality is tough but, worth it.
My Blackness is important. It shaped a lot of who I am and my experiences growing up.
Other stuff that stood out: strong emotional connections, the (American) South, mysticism/ethereal/space, church/spirituality, masculinity/femininity, childlike fun, love, strong moody colors/lighting
As for Ball Head Guy:
Style Dice: 6 Yr Old Tattoo + Happy Accidents = Ball Head Guy. A guy that I have become completely obsessed with ever since
6 yr Old Tattoo: Fred the Barber from Courage the cowardly dog. A show that past and present me still loves. (The Fred episode was one that still gives me the creeps)
Happy Accidents: I randomly drew a guy with a ball head one time. That's it. Not sure why.
Added a gold grill cuz I'm from the (American) South - I like gold up in my mouth.
Now, this ball has worked it's way into almost everything I've drawn since. I mean EVERYTHING. Populating my world, I suppose...