that I'm back!? Sooooo - I checked my journal - last update was 2011!? WHAT!? I know I'm bad at updating but YIKES! Anyways - I realize I wasn't on very often but I have a story! I got hired last summer to be private artist by some sort of agency - I'd never done anything like it and it was pretty much my first job as an artist. I found it on craigslist. Long story short, it was awful. Pay was ghastly, and I kept jumping through hoops for both the clients and the agent, who was also new I'm pretty sure and had no idea what they were doing either, so wasn't a great help of "hey let's not make my artist bend over backwards." So then after months of this, my inspiration to draw wasn't running high, as my outlet (art) was being squished down drawing stupid logos for people who couldn't make up their stupid minds. Eventually I just quit the job - without finishing. Which is not cool in the art world, but I was really sick of it, not getting paid much, and stressed out with other stuff in my life. Then I just stopped drawing - I was really busy and I just didn't have any motivation to. It just seemed to take too long and was never as good as I wanted it to be. Soooo I waited and then eventually on top of that got a new computer(!!!) but couldn't bring myself to replace the outdated photoshop by transferring it so then I didn't do anything with that, then I DID get photoshop but I had no tablet, and now I have both! I'm starting to paint on PS again and am determined to get better!!! It's weird - I didn't really draw for a long time but my art seems to have improved a bit by taking a break! go figure. I'd also like to share this little quote from Briannna Cherry Garcia's Tumblr: On devart: She posted on her tumblr this quote:
"One reason that people have artist's block is that they do not respect the law of dormancy in nature. Trees don't produce fruit all year long, constantly. They have a point where they go dormant. And when you are in a dormant period creatively, if you can arrange your life to do the technical tasks that don't take creativity, you are essentially preparing for the spring when it will all blossom again."
- Marshall Vandruff, one of the best teachers I have ever had, on artist's block. Said during a webinar done on Visualarium to advertise his upcoming online course on animal anatomy
now enough excuses and whining! I'm off to create again! Cue the bagpipes and gongs!