I take these long breaks from drawing for several reasons. In this case, it started with a flare up of carpal tunnel and my bad back, both problems motivating me to get myself into better shape, pay better attention to my posture and just not be so lazy most of the time.
I have noticed one thing I don’t really do, or at least post about: my sketches. This blog, being about my personal art progress, lacks records of me actually practicing. Admittedly, I rounding out my drawings with more finished lines, colour and shading and I like showing off those. I do sketch, but they are more like doodles and to me, it’s kind of embarrassing to show off. See, I’m still comparing myself to every other artist out there.
I’ve finally jumped on this train and opened up shop with both Redbubble and Society6. Maybe I just wanted to see my art on tote bags (because I love tote bags!).
Part of my plans for 2017 is to producing more print-ready artwork, which would force me to refine my work. This is a first step. There will be definitely more incoming.
These are my works of this year. I can probably go over each of these and explain why I like them, and what I’ve learned from working on them, but I still have a bunch of chores to do before ringing in the new year, so I’ll let them speak for themselves.
A 2 hour sketch in Clip Studio Paint to celebrate the first polar vortex of the season!
Between Sims 4 and suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome and a bad back, I haven’t been drawing much. I wanted to get a whole slew of stuff done for the holidays, but that probably isn’t going to happen.