This is a long overdue post. My eyes are bloodshot and I’m pretty sure I’m seriously iron-deficient. I’m sleepy and hungry even after ransacking the pantry and having seconds for dinner.
But this is what I’ve been working on for the past few weeks. I’m still not satisfied with it but I’m pretty sure I’ve long passed the time limit most artists would set on a piece like this. It’s been reworked and revisited to the point of exhaustion and I don’t think I’ve got much else to give here.
I pushed myself way outside of my comfort zone when it came to the painting process. It meant I was often pissed off at how badly I was executing it 50% of the time. It’s really the only way to grow though, I know.
I wish I had more time to break down my art sessions to a couple of days per week. But at the moment, it’s just been a matter of squeezing in as much painting as I can in the weekend.
The aim of the game is to build up a portfolio with stronger pieces that illustrate the type of content that I really want to be hired for in the future.
In the meantime, it’s just growing pains and spring, I guess. For those in doubt, I live in the Southern Hemisphere.
Happy Valentine’s Day to you. Not everyone is a fan, and not everyone cares. But I’ve been playing around with love-related themes this month. And I’m happy that I have my first completed piece for 2017.
So admittedly, I’m not doing super duper well with my weekly blogging goal. Not entirely sure why – since I seem to be on track with my other 2017 Art Plan. Any how, I might just need to change up my blog content to keep it from getting stale.
I’m almost done working on the Star Wars figurines. So once that’s done, I’ll make a post with all the completed pieces in the next week or so. The sheer scale of the pieces make them super cute to photograph (and just look at in general).
As you know, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I’ll have a special collection lined up for it. I know a lot of you will hate the concept of Valentine’s Day. But the collection will have something for everyone. I don’t want to reveal too much just yet but I’m pretty sure everyone will find at least one theme they can relate to. So keep an eye out for that!
It was a mad week in the office, in an understaffed-overworked kind of way. But I had some pretty cute ideas for my art. My favourite is “You’re My Universe”. My boyfriend told me he liked the concept so I’m a little proud of it. I’m thinking this could be a great piece to develop, maybe even for Valentine’s Day. What do you guys think?
On days like that, I used to leave things unfinished and procrastinate with some other menial task (terrible habit, I know!). But so far, the pressure to have something to upload the next day has been enough of a driving force to keep me on track.
As I scroll through this post, I’m totally surprised by how much work I’m capable of producing if I put my mind to it. If you’re busy with school or a full time job, I hope this sheds light into what can await you too.
I spent the past few months, feeling lucky if I had one piece uploaded on Instagram per week. But in the last few days, I’ve just been using lunch breaks and free time to create things. So if it helps, I really recommend using little pockets of available time in your day. Oh, and take your sketchbook everywhere with you. And you’d be surprised how much you’ll have done in a week!
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As an artist who uses social media, it was hard to overlook the popularity of the Moleskine sketchbooks. Some of the most popular artists on Instagram like Picolo and Qinni frequently post images from their Moleskine.