Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
"Fantasy artist do more fantasy art books than they
do cute puppy books. Cute princess artists don't usually find themselves illustrating X-Men covers. It's because their work is more conducive to a certain market than
So how does this relate to my style?
Well, for one, I stopped pursuing a style. I just painted what interested
me and I created things the way everything was perceived in my mind.
The problem at hand was that I wanted to illustrate children's books and so
my portfolio had to cater to that.
Form follows function.
I started from scratch. I just drew the way I drew things. I stopped
looking at other peoples work and denied my brain of any kind of inspiration. I
just sat down at my desk with a blank piece of illustration board and told
myself that I would make a brand new children's portfolio one piece at a time
and I wouldn't stop on any of the pieced until I was proud enough to hang each
one on my wall. I painted dogs, robots, kids, and all sorts of stuff that
children's book art directors would be looking for in a portfolio and best of all was that I loved painting all these things."
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Normally, I get stuck at this stage of my "process". My line drawings are decent but I have some sort of artistic ADHD and never get around to painting my completed line drawings. And that's what makes 2011 different: among other goals, I plan to paint more.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Hello everyone out there in Blog Land. Another year has passed and I am here to get the most out of it.
In 2010 I have grown as an artist. I am looking forward to more growth in 2011 and there are so many opportunities to stretch myself. I absolutely refuse to not take advantage of those experiences.
I have my goals written down and I am looking to add more to the list. Contrary to popular belief, money is not our most valuable asset. Money can be saved and there are many ways to "create" more once it has been spent. But TIME is indeed our most precious and valuable asset because TIME can not be saved nor can it be created. Unlike money, once time is spent we cannot get it back. So, let's make the most of it and start living our dreams!!!