My sketchbook arrived today! It features 365 drawings from the last time I did the daily drawing challenge along with an intro and monthly commentary. Book is 102 pages long with 92 pages of art! I’ll have these for sale ($15) at cons starting at LCTC or you can place an order online. Just message me!
So today I just worked on a sketchbook page and I was thinking a lot about style. As you can see on just this one page, my style fluctuates a lot. The little question mark gal is how I used to draw a lot whereas the more full figure is probably my default these days. Above that I did a sort of hybrid of the two which I quite like. I’ve been thinking a lot about style lately. My work lacks consistency, as I believe I’ve talked about on this blog, and I want to change that. I’ve been frustrated. This challenge is supposed to help with this problem but I’ve realized I’ve not done much to really seek that change out. So now that I feel like I am in the habit of drawing daily I can work on other things. The first part of the challenge is under the belt and now I need to up the difficulty by challenging myself. I want to create and cultivate a more cohesive style. And, yes, I do intend to approach this in a very academic way. I do think style comes naturally through art, but that you can do things to manipulate it and sort of create habits for yourself. My style now is lax and needs to be just pushed up to fit what I want. I’m hoping to talk about this more in the next few posts but tonight my brain is too mush and hasn’t fully processed all my feelings.
my inspiration has gone. I don’t know what I’m going to do in my life and what I’m doing now. I feel empty. I’m trying to think positively but it fails every evening. I don’t know what depression is but i hope it is not.
Its hard to make art when every bit of news gets me so down. So I ended up making political art which is really something I never do, for my own mind health, but this time it sort of helped. I’m just so sad and frustrated at what our country has come to. At the same time I am in awe with all the resistance our country is showing, especially from all the beautiful and strong women. So I’m just trying to remember all that during the evil reign of President Peach.
new found hermitting / staying in with invitations to stay out / for some bizzare reason purchasing a typewriter smelling of dust, still holding business cards of the previous owner (thanks for the Olivetti D A Dennis) / finding a feather too beautiful to leave it on the pavement
16/365. Kaonashi from Spirited Away. One of my favorite characters. He just needed some love. Give him some love, people! 😁 Another piece of overwhelming colors. I used my whole color palette for this. Never again!!! Just kidding. Haha
thought i’d draw a car during a break today. originally just a pencil sketch from a black and white photo, but for some reason i added watercolor, even if it was on the thinnest possible moleskine paper. good thing i didn’t start with that plan or i wouldn’t dare to attempt it at all.