Tuesday, February 19, 2008

At least I'm learnin...

So painting isn't really my forte... yet. Especially when it comes to acrylics. To make matters worse, I decided to use illustration board with no tooth and had to do an image with three hands in it. Hands of course not being the easiest things to paint. (I think Michaelangelo said hands and ears were the most difficult) So yeah, maybe I was a bit too ambitious. And it shows. I've worked on it throughout the weekend, and even if I had an extra day, it would only improve so much. I haven't done enough painting so my knowledge is very limited. Was watching the Marko Djurdjevic DVD the other day and he was definitely right when he said you can't really overwork a painting. It's not that its overworked or that your bored with it, it's just that you don't have the knowledge of how to make it work. Oh well, we all gotta start somewhere.

Yes, it may be my senior year that I'm learning how to paint.
And yes, maybe if I work my ass off and paint and draw every chance I get from here on out, then I may be 26 by the time I'm good enough to get professional jobs. I'm almost 23 now so thats almost 3 years. So what if it takes that long. Like I'm really gonna care that it took that long when I'm however old and am finally getting illustration work. Of course not. If it takes that long then it takes that long. It all depends on how hard I work. I can never stop getting better at art, even if I live 2 lifetimes, and that is an encouraging thought. It all depends on me.

And now, a moment of zen:

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Currently working on a painting that is due this Tuesday. Can I get it done? We shall see.... :O
Might post some progress of it later today...

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Quicksketch before bed. From a WWI book that has a lot of purty pictures. Been realizing I have a LONG way to go when it comes to understanding color (and everything else for that matter). I really wish I could take a year off school and just get better at drawing. I feel like I could put Sterlings teachings to better use and get more out of my senior year if I was way ahead of where I am now.

Monday, February 11, 2008


Not producing much post-worthy stuff lately, just unattractive doodles. Learning some interesting stuff with the Gnomon dvd on Painter tho. Will have something from what I learned soon. Here's a crappy quicksketch

Saturday, February 9, 2008


Drawing of Larrick Dining Hall that recently won me a VCU USCA contest. Its nice when only 3 people enter these things:

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Day 1

I've often wondered why I keep failing at achieving my goals so often. Mainly, it is a problem of consistency. I know all too well how to get better at what I do. I was taught that early on during my junior year of high school. I'll have the clearest vision ever of what I want to achieve and I'll even know how to get there, but I usually end up falling short. The burst of motivation runs thin too quickly. And one of the problems is that that is how I've been looking at it. A lack of motivation or initiative is not something I can keep relying on. Waiting until it comes around so that I'm super comfortable with creating something is a sure way to the path of laziness, which is incredibly easy to fall into. The laziness leads to me getting into a habit of not creating, which soon turns into fear whenever I tell myself I need to create. I feel like committing seppuku when I realize how good I could be right now. But as the saying goes: no matter how far down the wrong road you've gone, turn back!

Got inspired by a friends recent blog so here it goes. I'm writing this at work now, so sometime tonight expect a post. I will do this daily. Daily posts from now on, whatever it is.

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