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
At some point I decided I would rather post sketches often instead of just posting finished and polished things every few weeks.
Much of my time recently has been on reworking images to make them usable for prints, and working on small commissions. Not that I haven’t been working more diligently on some images, but for now, they’re a lower priority than me learning how to make prints properly.
So (for now) it’s a sketch party!
#replies #not art #gif warning #Anonymous