I appreciate that you follow my work! I’m not entirely sure if I’m supposed to be defending myself or my art? I dont feel as though I’m doing anything wrong artistically, so I’m not sure what the goal is.
I’m suspecting that we may have a difference in opinion as to what finished work is. I would not call this image from a week ago a sketch. Nor this one from two weeks ago. They are, however, simple pictures meant to showcase a character and not an illustration with the works and sprinkles on top.
June was fairly sparse on everything, but I wouldn’t call this sticker design from may a sketch either. It is precisely what it is meant to be, a clean design for a small product. This image from early May is the most recent art done for myself for fun that has been finished enough to be uploaded and I would call it a complete painting, simple as it is.
I do appreciate that you like my stuff enough to follow it, and understand if you’re not interested in following while I’m sorting myself and my art out. I have a lot to learn and unfortunately for your question, can’t really say anything at all about what kind of schedule me and my art are on.
You know, unless a time traveling future me wants to step in and edit this and let us both know. That would be pretty neat.#replies #not art #belatedly realizes that everything i linked is facing left #slow squints
I couldn’t quite tell what the tone of the last anon was, so I didn’t go into it as much, and I’ve talked about it a little on my personal blog lately, but I’ve been deliberately doing more sketches and less finished drawing to some extent, as well. I feel like something that I need to work on right now, as an artist, is my ability to draw.
This time last year I was at the end of an eight year stint of working a job that was all wrong for me and had me at a point of looking into other careers. I didn’t want to draw any more - I hated what I was doing by the end of that job.
Maybe I’m just slow, plodding along at my own pace, but I still feel like I’m recovering a sense of who I am as an artist, instead of what I was creating for that job. I’m still getting back into good habits that used to be ingrained in me - life drawing and studies and actually thinking critically about the things I was putting down on paper. Me spending so much time sketching is the best possible thing I can do for myself as an artist right now.
No matter how long I render something, or how smooth the lineart is or how much it’s cleaned up, no matter how “finished” it is (which is different in everyone’s opinion, I think) nothing I put over the top of it will hide a fundamentally poor drawing.
So I’m spending more time drawing intentionally and less time perfecting, at the moment, which is the healthiest way I know how for an artist to improve themselves. Not that I’m never working on more finished pieces, but I am trying for a healthy balance. The more time I spend sketching something, the better a final result image will be anyhow.
Also I just really love looking at other people’s sketches, too. Theres so much life in them, I hope mine are as enjoyable, haha.#art talk #long post #not art #sketching #drawing with intent #spaceauddity