Never stop drawing, even when it feels like time isn't on your side. :)
I’m trying, but thank you for the encouragement. I try to squeeze in what I can, when I can.
Also, <fangirl>Eeeeeeeee! Kevin Bolk messaged me! You’re one of the artists whose work I peruse when I need to recharge my creative batteries!</fangirl>
But yes, good advice. I’m hoping to work my way out of the second job soon, so I can spend more time focusing on personal projects.
I’ve totally been there (at one time I worked apple tech support and two part time retail jobs while training myself in art) and it’s really hard but a little encouragement from a friend was a huge help to me, so I thought I’d return the favor to a fellow artist. Hope it does help. Keep at it! I know you can do it. ^_^
People think I have the power cuz I have the monkeys. Nope. I have the power because I’ll let the monkeys loose. They don’t understand that. They goddamn don’t understand that and they goddamn don’t understand me…but that’s okay. That’s alright, see, ‘cuz people…they understands monkeys…
Read the NEWEST “I’m My Own Mascot” here.
I didn’t know that Sarah had a habit of double-fisting hot chocolate like cocoa-powdered viking.
Emmet Brickowski is also Star-Lord. As if I needed yet ANOTHER reason to be excited for Guardians of the Galaxy.
Friend: *jokingly* I judge anyone who likes the band Journey very harshly.
Me: Anyway you want it, friend. Guess we’ll have to go our separate ways. I’ll be alright without you. But when you realize who’s crying now, I’ll take you back with open arms, faithfully. Just don’t stop believin’.
You learn to draw by drawing, so start today. Pick up a sketch pad, some pencils, and just draw stuff you like and then draw anything and EVERYTHING else. Don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t come out like you want it to…it almost never does and it takes YEARS of practice to become even remotely proficient at it. Like any learned skill, it takes dedication and patience. If you love to do it, it’s worth it. Keep at it and you WILL get better.
If you’re absolutely clueless on handling a pencil, I recommend checking out “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” by Betty Edwards. It teaches you how to draw through observation. Once you’ve got a handle on that, start looking around (real life, books, movies, whatever) and draw everything you can. Turn it into an obsession. Build up your skills, become a sponge for knowledge, and just keep working at it. Most importantly, START NOW AND NEVER QUIT!
Someone had asked me for some tips on drawing. Thought I’d share my response since I think it’s something I think a lot of young folks need to hear. Pretty general stuff, but the sentiment really helped me and still does. Good luck and never stop!
I don’t like you any less because we disagree sometimes. I wouldn’t like you less even if we disagreed all the time. If I wanted a life without differences of opinion, I’d invest in a mirror room and be the saddest, most boring person who ever lived.
now that you finished "it sucks to be weegie" (awesome series btw) what your next big project
The plan is to wrap up the "Ensign Sue" trilogy with Clare Moseley and then to finally finish Trigger Star. With those loose ends tied up, Sarah and I have something big in the works but we gotta keep it hush-hush for now. ”Tell them what you plan to do, but first SHOW them” is the approach we’re taking on this one. Thank you so much for your interest and support. <3
Hey, are you coming to Tekko again?
Not this year, unfortunately. Wanna make it back again soon, though. I love Pittsburgh.