Sketch Diary 4: Pinned Down


There’s nothing like that awful feeling of being pinned down to the ground and not being able to get up. It feels like a 1000-lb bag piled upon you and you are crushed beneath its weight. That’s what it is like when I go through the blues, I have all energy zapped out of my every limb and to move even a slightest of the muscle is an incredible feat. But that is only one inkling of the story of my battles with Mr. Dee Press Shone, the pesky “black mass” that pushes me down and holds me tight. And he is one sticky bastard, I tell you. It’s not just your body, but your mind AND even your soul gets trapped in his gooey mess. Now how do you deal with that?!

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Lisa Lee is an artist and writer based in Southern California. She was educated at Cal State University Long Beach where she received her BFA in Illustration, and originally focused her career goal in animation and/or comic books. After eight years freelancing on various projects from web graphics to concept art she now devotes full time to painting and drawing as well as writing and producing graphic novels. She combines her past experiences in animation and graphic art with the elements of modern masters such as Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring. Much of her style revolves around Expressionism and Pop Art, and she treats each piece independently of one another; in short, she uses different styles and techniques for different subject matters. Her interests spans a wide array, from social and political issues, popular culture, movies, history, mythology, and her own personal experiences. She tends to shift back and forth between the light and the dark side; her work will often reflect her mood. When not associating herself with art Lisa enjoys movies, listening to music, driving around aimlessly, and occasionally dabbles on weird hobbies such as cooking, jewelrymaking, and picking weeds.

3 thoughts on “Sketch Diary 4: Pinned Down

      1. If you go to my blog, you can read my article on “Creativity and Depression.” I have several suggestions in there about how I have gotten help with my depression in the past and things I still do. Hope you feel better!

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