Here they are! Expect me to fail miserably next week, for next week is THANKSGIVING and there is family to host, a bathroom to clean, a turkey to try not to ruin, apple pie to eat, my wife to murder, and Guilder to frame for it. I’m swamped! Continue reading
All sorts of different styles and mediums used throughout the past two weeks! I forgot to post my roundup last week because I was using a free stay at a swanky hotel that I had won last year at a costume contest! Continue reading
If you’re ever feeling frustrated with what you feel is a lack of creative progression, even though you’re working hard and practicing constantly, it really helps to take a piece you feel represents your current best work and compare it to something that, several years ago, represented your best work. Holy cow.
I read recently that in terms of artistic growth, there are two aspects which improve as you practice- your actual technical ability, and your “eye”, as it were- your ability to SEE your work from a practiced, objective perspective. Sometimes it feels that your art isn’t getting any better, but what this often means is that your “eye” IS getting better, and if you keep at it then improvement in your ability isn’t far behind. It’s daunting and encouraging at the same time! To be able to look back on old work and recognize the flaws means that my eye has most certainly changed… it makes me nervous and excited for how I’ll look at my current “best work” in a few years.
Anyone else have this experience?
Uh oh, I’m in trouble this week. Granted, early in the week I was sick, then my birthday was on Thursday and I had no power at my house all day Saturday, but I can’t help but beat myself up. I’m missing two days’ worth of characters. Alas! Here’s what I got done: Continue reading
Say WHAT? Four weeks already?
I’m astonished that I have done the exact opposite of running out of ideas over the course of this project. It’s only been 26 days, but every time I sit down to crank something out, it just flies out of my hand! We’ll see how long that lasts. One design this week was done in sculpy clay (my new love!) and I did a few in color just for fun. Continue reading
This is the week that I reduced down to a single character pose on several days. I am sorely ashamed!
Okay, not really. I haven’t been ignoring my studio but I have been busy! On Wednesday I went to the first SCBWI-WWA meeting of the 2013-2014 year (after the summer hiatus) and was privileged to hear agent Jill Grinberg speak on the elusive and finicky art of the query letter. After her presentation I have a lot of think about with regard to my own query letter that I began sending out last month. My fear is that it’s (gasp!) BLAND. My goal for this next week will be to get that baby up to snuff. Continue reading
I’ve survived week 2 of my character design challenge, albeit with a slight modification in the interest of being lazy/saving time. I decided I’d be satisfied with just two poses per character, rather than 3. I think I’ll try to throw in at least one human per week.
My personal favorite among this bunch is Day 11. Continue reading