@Charlie-Eve-Ryan thank you for replying. I couldn't have said it any better myself. Wise words indeed. You will be glad to hear that I eat lots of chocolate. It really does keep me going through the late nights. I am thoroughly embracing the 10,000 hour rule. I don't mind how long it takes, I won't let me illness hold me back. Have a lovely day.
@Thrace Shirley Mears - Thanks! I was worried it was a little too 'not fun' to be a children's illustration - but I really like the idea of showing the morals or lessons inside of the story. And thanks for the encouraging words!
@Peter Jarvis - Thank you! I'm glad you liked my art! That is always great to hear :) And yes, I think this is a good place for us to improve and grow!
Hi Kris, sounds like you have had a similar journey to myself. It's exciting times. Wills also inspired me to become an illustrator.
I wish you all the luck and I am sure your dreams will come true.
Have a great day.
@Maile-McCarthy That's great! It's really not that unrelated though if you think about it, just a different way of understanding and application.
The kinesthetic/tactile learning involved in fitness and play is much like sculpture for drawing. We learn how our bodies move, how to observe our clients and how they move, we look at them from many different angles. It gives us a three dimensional feel to situations and (I think) improves understanding of physics, and thus our visual articulation.
That's why animators are thoroughly encouraged to act out their scenes or look at live reference as much as they can, so they can FEEL the movement and interpret it as realistically as possible. They get a sense of where to emphasize frames for timing that creates that realistic weight of a character or prop, as well as seeing form in motion from a variety of angles.
Great to see you here! Wow, a 20 year detour?! What's cool though is the stuff you've learned during your career is a nice supplement to your illustration knowledge. I'm sure it comes in handy at times.
Great artwork, thanks for sharing those links. Looking forward to what you'll be posting here.