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March 12th, 2008 #1
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otherwise...here's a little rambling...in case anyone gives a damn, which I don't expect anyone to.
First off... I feel old. I'm not old old... but I'm 32 and I just started(with serious intent) with the art and art school in Sept 07. I used to be a chemist, and I was working my PhD in intermetallic solid state chemistry but after 5 years of that, I decided that my thesis wasn't worth finishing and dropped out. Not that I'm trying to say how smart I am...trust me...the one thing you need more than anything else to get a PhD is the ability to get through mountains and mountains of boring crap, and I really didn't have the stomach for that. So I guess I wasn't really chemistry PhD material. Anyhow. I see people younger, older and with more experience and talent than I, and I wonder why the hell I'm doing this. Sometimes I felt like that in chemistry, but I didn't bother me the way it does now.
But I do miss the community. Anyways. Knowing that I could have been making art this whole time, instead of squandering it away wondering what the hell I was going to do with my life, has lead me to dedication I've never had before. The problem is getting over all my bad habits...the rushing(mostly)...missing the details. I don't want to make crap...I spent so long making crap, and I want it to stop. But it's habitual... anyhow...I'm trying to take my time, and when I find myself rushing I try to take a break instead of rushing a piece to ruin.
So far, the art thing is treating me well. I got my first real commission. Ok, so it's just for the school, but it was a juried thing and I won. Woo. I was paid to draw caricatures for a highschool aftergrad... Most of them turned out, there were a couple I wish I had taken back and started over again...but I'll remember that for next time. When I had a moment to look around I saw that aftergrad was just as lame as I remember it. I guess they call it a prom in other parts...
Well...I do a lot of drawing...and I've been painting a lot because I have a show at the end of September that I'm working towards...they won't be portraits...generally... oh well. Well...I've gone on...enjoy...
Last edited by Santon; October 7th, 2008 at 01:19 AM.
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some ink, some oils and even a woodcarving for good measure...woo
Last edited by Santon; April 1st, 2008 at 01:52 AM.
March 13th, 2008 #3
Stuff from yesterday
March 14th, 2008 #4
Some sculpty crap
March 14th, 2008 #5
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March 14th, 2008 #6
That be cedar and poplar with a finish.
March 14th, 2008 #7
Some quick Thing...
Kullerd in PS.
Drawn in pen.
I like moose.
March 16th, 2008 #8
Decided to make the pig/moose thing into an oilpainting to sell for food at next week's "Starving Artist market" where I will trade art for food...or booze if I'm lucky.
This is just the underpainting...blech
March 16th, 2008 #9
Haha your wood carving is tripping me out. Your stylized ink drawings are very appealing, but I think your oil painting needs a little more work. Overall, kudos to you! I'm glad you're pursuing the arts after chemistry haha
Please visit my sketchbook!:
March 17th, 2008 #10
Couple pencils sketchesss
March 21st, 2008 #11
Did some work on my moose/pig oil thing.
March 21st, 2008 #12
Here's an underpainting thing I started...
March 23rd, 2008 #13
Went for easter brunch...I stole one of the coloring things from my four year old nephew and made a few touch ups.
I challenge someone to post their own zombie easter scene