Can I be done now? Where's my mom when I need a pat on the head and a "Good job! I know you worked so hard and did so well and you deserve a break! Here's some fresh cookies and I'll rub your feet. Oh, and don't worry about the dishes or what you're going to eat tomorrow, because it's all taken care of."
I'm back today though, and that means I need to catch up on my posts. I think some intermittent drawing today will be just the thing to get me back in a good equilibrium. So this morning I'm posting the ground work for this cute lil' cottage, or micro castle if you will. Anything with a stone tower is a castle in my book. The lines aren't perfect, but that will come along as a get more assertive in the drawing. See you this afternoon with another progress picture.
In 2017 I was approached by Kashav Bhatt on social media to do some artwork for this video production. I'd been following him for a while and was stunned that someone wanted my to work as an illustrator to represent them. He sent me the sound clip before I agreed and I loved the story so much that the images just started flowing.
This is a post about not posting. I've exhausted my desired limits for the last several days and now I'd like to rest and not sketch for an extra 20 minutes this evening.
I am working everyday, so why does it feel like nothing is getting accomplished? I like *omg, love that satisfying feeling of marking tasks off my list, who doesn't? Lately though, it seems like there is a constant buzzing in the back of my head of responsibilities left unmet. This is being an adult I guess. You have to chose your priorities and then your husband wonders why you haven't been washing your hair.
These seem to have a calming effect on me that character building doesn't, mainly because I don't have the time to devote to it. Pretty landscapes are more meditative and require less perfection in my mind. They make me feel more free because they aren't meant to be used for anything. So we're headed back to a lovely, basic, peaceful practice.
I'm an illustrator and graphic designer who is desperate to get back to the basics of pencil and paper! I'm challenging myself to sketch everyday for 40 days in hopes of regaining my overall skill, creativity, and wonder!