Growing Pains & Spring

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.

witch final
Blood, September  2017

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.

– Yabe

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