Welcome to The Raven's Nest
I've been drawing seriously since Nov. 08, 2006.
I've come to a hard conclusion today Dec. 30 2006. I've been behaving as a art fan rather than an artist. I've been going through the motions that beginners do. Updating often with sketch after sketch. Drawing or Referencing something one minute and growing bored the next. I dont feel well now, I feel sick inside. I dont feel that I've grown as much as I could have this past month. I've been attacking too many things and not truely leveling up on anything. What I have been doing as an artist is the equivalent of a gamer playing Tomb Raider with Level Skip cheat codes. You get to a jump or an obstacle that seems tough or impassible and you just skip the whole level to the next. Until finally you get to the end and feel cheated and sick of yourself. I dont feel any sense of completion with my drawings. All of them seem to be incomplete hatchings of what could have been. Its time I treat my sketchbook like a portfolio and not a doodle dump. I have a reputation for being critical and its high time I be critical in my own works.
I want to approach even my studies from an illustrators point of view always looking for my own style. I find that I dont attack my studies hard enough I study heads for an hour and move to the body. That's stupid. In Video games you have to master the basics before moving on to the intermediate levels. From now on Ill attack one subject , one thing until i have more than a fundamental understanding and can regurgitate it in my own drawing either by hand or in PS.
Update May 18 2006
Art is a process and not a race it seems. Skill isnt handed down at born nor is it stumbled upon by accident. No one can teach you diligence and no one will teach you patience, you learn all these on the way. I continuing to learn how to draw but this time how to draw correctly. I',m still along way off but I can only expect to get better as long as I'm diligent.
Now I start anew.
This Sketchbook will be my mirror, a reflection on my studies and progression as a selftaught illustrator.