"I Think I Found Somplace Magical"
I wanted to do something that was not so unreal that it felt foreign, but felt like reality and something out of a book came together. The girl in this image is experiencing that feeling.
On a mission to create worlds that inspire children to adventure and stories that cause adults to yearn for childhood.
@lee-white Ooh, can't wait to see the painting video.
Alright, I signed up. Whew!
I'm right on the edge of signing up, I just need to be pushed over that edge.
The description says there will be one video a week and a homework assignment, that seems reasonable, but can you estimate how much time a student should expect to give this course each week? I feel lame asking, but I want to give it my all if I sign up.
I'm not sure about being a specialized generalist. It may work for some, but I suspect that if your attention is constantly pulled in multiple directions you are more likely to become okay at many things and good at nothing. I am an instructor (in a different field) and I've noticed that students who try to focus on multiple subjects at once do not do as well as those that spend a couple years focused on a single subject.
However, as far as school is concerned, I've heard similar advice. When I was in High School I had the opportunity to speak with Orson Scott Card about writing professionally. When I told him I wanted to be a writer and receive a degree in creative writing (like he did), he replied that I should instead receive a degree in something like comparative literature, history, or philosophy. He argued that a writer already writes all the time and likely writes well enough, but still needs knowledge in other areas to inform their art and develop a creative bank account. So that's what I did, and it turned out fine, but I think I could have gone into my career further and faster had I stuck with creative writing. I didn't develop the necessary contacts, I didn't receive diverse training, I didn't get constant feedback on my work--I think I needed those things.
It's a really nice idea. I imagine that projects such as this could only help bolster your brand and identity. The only problem with social media is that apps are designed for users to consume media in a particular way and they are not typically very kind to sequential art. On Instagram for example, followers will either read sequential art backwards on their feeds or backwards on your page depending on which one you favor. Also, Instagram users tend to consume a lot of material from many different users very quickly, which means that each post needs to stand on its own. I think a blog would work really well for this, perhaps even Facebook.
I like your art. I checked out your website as well; it is very interesting! The only thing I have to say about this piece in particular is that I would personally never tell my daughter she may not be the prettiest, even if she didn't believe it. I imagine most fathers believe their own daughter is the prettiest anyway.