Friday, August 31, 2018
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
I started my 75 dragons challenge at the end of June and completed it the second week of July. I thought it was a good idea to find out if I was up for it. I used Prisma pencil to sketch out the dragons and inked with Faber-Castell Pitt pens. I enjoyed the loose feel of the pens and may consider another challenge using only ink and brush. I enjoy drawing dragons and wanted to feel comfortable drawing them from my imagination. I only chose fifty out of seventy-five dragon pieces for this blog article. I will post the next twenty-five throughout the summer.
The challenge started to set in around my fortieth sketch. I had to push myself to start new sketches. It wasn’t until I reached the 65th drawing that I wasn’t sure if I would complete my challenge. I told myself that I had to push past my creative barriers to complete my project. I was surprised at the amount of time it took to finish my work. I learned a lot about myself and what it takes to take on a challenge. So, what are you waiting for? It may be time to challenge yourself.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Latest Commissioned Illustrations
I have been creating digital black and white illustrations for the program at Educational
Consultant & Advocate for Gifted Children. The artwork is used for a variety of
publications such as supplemental material for pages, booklets, and course material
for gifted children. For more information check out this link.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Here is a book that creative people should look at for inspiration to improve their craft. Austin Leon offers some ways to develop as a creative person. I especially enjoyed his idea of copying other artists until you develop your style. He mentions that artists need to make time and explore their inner voice is necessary. These moments by yourself help blossom new ideas. Austin Kleon's book isn't a big book but gives many meaningful ways to explore your craft. Read his book to find out what he means by Steal Like An Artist.