|A collection of my best artwork.|
I haven't done a journal in awhile so I thought I should. Every time I started a journal I discarded it because I wasn't sure what to write about.
Anyways, I think I'm getting over my art block and right now yes I'm actually coloring something. I decided it was time to figure out how to use the free program Corel Painter 12 that I received from my university. And I must say after watching a few tutorials I love it! I can actually blend when I put colors down and they behave the way they're supposed to. It feels like heaven. Needless to say my style will be changing as I try and figure this program out. There's so many brushes. O.O
I'm trying to take my time on this current piece because I want the colors to come out well. Color is my weakness in art which I have middle school to blame. But yes, I'm getting into wanting to draw again after being exhausted from family problems. Really hard times in life just sap the energy out of me to draw because art is tied to my emotions. Speaking of which, things are more peaceful now and I am doing better.
I have alot of video game art I want to do because I've never really had the chance to draw fanart in my life and it feels wonderful. Animals will always be my focus, but I do feel I want to try other things and gain more experience. Now I finally understand how all the awesome artists are drawing in "their heads". I assumed they just drew from memory, but recently I've been looking at magazine articles and books and they all take random photos of themselves or others to use for say a pose reference. This was an ah ha moment for me.
In other news I can't believe it's been a year since my 9 year old rabbit passed away. It's just so crazy to think about that. However, my golden retriever, Sam is 1 year old now. Poor guy has been sick recently, but he's still full of energy and always brings a smile to my face.
The university semester has been going well and I've been thoroughly enjoying my graphic design class. For now I've decided to pursue that major even though I looked at the senior level classes and thought to myself, "Can I really do this?" I love using all the different adobe programs so for now I'll just keep going in that direction.
Anyways, hope some of you guys are still here. I know I've lost alot of watchers that used to comment. Hope things are going well for you guys and I shall be posting art within this next month.