Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Catching up!

Ok- so between graduations and just being sick- I've been a total bum when it comes to art.  (whatever virus I have seems to have migrated to the muscle tissue on my neck and shoulder... yay...)

I'm going to do a more satisfying entry later this week.  This entry right now is mostly for my own purposes.

  • First thing: I had a blast doing the A to Z Challenge and intend to make up the days I missed/re-draw some things.  I've already stated this- but re-iterating mostly for my brain and list making purposes.  The deadline I'm setting for myself is May 11th.  At least to get caught up and to do my reflections post.  
  • oh yea- and I'm still going to compile all of that into some form of book
  •  My monster- Quincy from Howard Lyon's workshop- will be getting a bit more work done on him- at the time I thought I had a much closer deadline then I ended up having.  So I'm going to be working on him and re-posting on May 14th.  Partly because I just want the painting to be more finished.  Partly because he should be doing a post on the Muddy Colors Blog that Friday about the workshop, and I'd like to send him an updated version of it.
  • I'm a blog-a-holic and I have recently created a Sketch Blog that I posted 3 times on and then ignored... hey! Life happens!! But my goal is to do 2,000 sketches on that blog between now and the end of the year.  I'm going to start working on that soon.  Specifically this Thursday I'm going to start updating that. 
  • Speaking of sketching... let me explain my lovely picture of books.  Last week I bought a ream of 250 sheets of high quality toned card stock and bound it into 5 separate books.  Each with 50 pages.  I've not yet decided if I'm going to draw front and back for each sheet or just front.  It will likely depend on the medium I'm using as well as the purpose for the sketchbook.  I am going to try to fill them all up by the end of the summer.  I need to get into some better sketching habits- since this fall I'll have *at least* 200 sketchbook pages to fill- more than likely I'll have 300-400 to fill.  yay!! I actually am excited.  Sketchbooks have helped me to improve SO much.  I'm still deciding *what* I'll be sketching.  Full figures and portraits for sure... the others I'm still brainstorming.
  • I've also got to sit down sometime and figure out comic con... at this *exact* moment there is NO WAY I can go... 'cause of money for a table and stuff.  Plus I need to produce a lot of art to sell.  I'm in an interesting bind right now- I've had enough mini disasters in the last 2 weeks that I've determined that I need to raise AT LEAST $5,000 (this amount includes cost of comic con itself, other art related expenses plus money for replacing the random electronics destroyed(through no fault of our  own!!) in the past few weeks) so yea... that
  • also websites... I have 2 that I want to get up and running; the first is obvious- my art website needs... well something on it.. the other I'm not going to point out at the moment.  It's more of a graphic novel that I've been writing/wanting to write for the past several years.  I *really* hope I have time to sit down and hammer out a years worth of script so I can start updating that thing. 
That is all just art life.  I still have a household to run- and a lot of that running in the next several days is going to be cleaning/spring semester recovery based.  

So getting sick at the start of summer- while weirdly relaxing (hey I couldn't do anything so I laid in bed and plaid Majora's Mask 3DS) it really has set me behind some what.  I honestly wanted to get a mothers day piece finished before mothers day so I could toss it in my etsy store.  Well I'll still make one.  It'll just be late.

Anyway- That's it for now


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