Hi all. I haven't read the posting guidelines for images yet so I will just post a few links for you to see some of my art. It actually reminded me I haven't posted anything on my personal site for some weeks now because I have been so busy with this painting class. I made great progress up front but now I seem to have hit a skill plateau which I am trying to get over. You know how it is when you make a leap and a bound and then suddenly you think "Wow I was better last week, what am I doing wrong?" Well it's one of those times. In my defense I had a bit of flu week before last so I am going to lay blame on that.
Here is my Flickr page to see some of my better stuff and school projects. Not all are sketches but you get the idea. https://www.flickr.com/photos/132730987@N08/
. Here is my personal website. My blog has more of the down and dirty stuff with a few progress checks since the newest start of my journey in October. http://www.strangeeden.com
My most ultimate goal is to attempt the monumental task of making a graphic novel. I actually started on this project ages ago (8 or 10 years by now) and got frustrated and gave up on a few occasions. This time though I actually finished my script, which I thought would be the hardest part. Then I dusted off my sketchbook and realized I really have a long way to go before I can pull off what I want to pull off. So I enrolled in an online art school called Schoolism. Not really sure when I am going to get back to the original project. I was hoping to have started on it by now but I decided I want to do it traditionally and not digitally like I originally imagined. So I have to learn how to paint and it's harder than I thought it would be. James Gurney makes it look easy! Well I am getting there, slowly but surely. Sometimes I do something and I say to myself "If I can do everything I want to do at this level I am good to go." So I guess I just have to get more consistent and have less good weeks and bad weeks. Does anyone else have that and how do you overcome it? Is this a practice thing or am I just being a control freak? Yes I am prone to being a perfectionist spaz, but I am trying to get more zen. I meditate a lot these days. ha! So thanks for listening to my rambling post. Looking forward to hearing back from you. Thoughts, impressions, suggestions welcome. Oh and not sure if I mentioned it but most of the stuff I am doing, will do is in gouache and watercolor. I hope to add some pen and ink work into the mix,or at least experiment with combining all those media. Anywho that's it for now.