Monday, February 28, 2011

IF-Swarm

A brain swarm is different from the brain storm. The storm is seen as a positive creative idea generation tool. The swarm is the relentless thoughts swirling in your head which can occur at any time, but often visit at night disturbing your sleep with their pointed, jagged, multi- images.

12 comments:

Elena said...

well done.

Richard Ewing said...

So endlessly entertaining, Bill. I like the compression and release, and the vaguely specific elements in the storm...
...and that backwards right(left?) hand has me more disconcerted than I've been in a while...

hablasballena said...

Nice work man!

Hi I'm Laurie... said...

Terrific! The swarm is so deliciously confusing! (love the chicken and the screaming guy!)

juca said...

huhh, my head is like this one now. :-O great illo.

joynevada.com said...

fantastic drawing! I really like your style

dosankodebbie said...

Very well expressed, both the illo and the words. I have brain swarms all the time that tie me in knots and block me from getting anything done.

MARDI SPETH said...

Haha! Your words are so true, Bill, and an interesting twist on the IF word. You've really captured the relentless, pesky thoughts and imagery that torment a tired soul while the rest of the world is soundly asleep. The fly swatter is a particularly nice touch.

Patti said...

nicely done. Interesting direction on the topic.

Coreopsis said...

Oooooh--I didn't quite laugh out loud, looking at this, though I came close. So true! And the image is beautiful!

Alice Andreini said...

This is amazing. interesting contrast between the clearly defined form of the head and the accidental form of the swarm. It looks like you need a bigger fly swatter

Rod MacGregor said...

I know I'm a bit late on this one, but I wanted to say how much I like this illustration! Can't help but think that the images from this brain swarm are the ones from your head Bill..A fly swat is a great meditative instrument.