I'm just trying to get better at posting consistently and producing more finished work. In all honesty, I have no idea what to do with this, but it's finished and I needed to tell some fellow artists.
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The 3 Phases and Style
In the Podcast "Am I too Old to Get Started?" Lee, Jake and Will talked about the 3 phases to becoming an artist. I loved the clarity in each of the phases, and I feel like it's a great way to move forward.
I feel stuck. I've sold art in various styles since I was fairly young, and I'd like to move forward and continue being an artist. My problem is that I feel like I have so many styles, and I'm not sure what I really like the most. One day I really love movie concept art, another I feel more interested in children's books...and lately I feel drawn to comics. I feel a bit like a chameleon. If I look at Jake's art, or Christian Ward, Jermoe Opena...I want to draw comics. If I see James Christensen or Tony Deterlizzi's work, I want to dive into a children's book. And after a good movie, I get thrown into concept art mode. I feel like I can mirror so many styles, but still feel lost as to what my strength is. Because of this I have mountains of pre-work for various projects, but barely any finished art.
I want to move forward and grow as an artist, but I feel like I have a foot stuck in each of the 3 phases. I can draw ok, but I could still use some basic skills from the first phase. I also feel like I'm in phase 2, but just can't decide where I want to put my effort in making a portfolio. (unsure of what interests me...cause everything sounds awesome depending on what day it is) And phase 3...I have stories that I'm dying to tell, I've done concept art, I've filled sketchbooks with ideas, but I really don't even know if I have the artistic strength to portray those stories.
If you had the patience to read through this, you're golden. Does anyone have thoughts or advice? And apologies if this is a ridiculous question.
If I haven't been detailed enough, let me know. You guys are awesome.
I'm an artist in Provo Utah, taking up @lee-white's networking challenge! I wanted to throw some drawings/sketches up here and see if there was anyone that would want to get together for a cheap lunch & draw. I'm not currently in school and would love to talk to someone who is currently in a program and see what they like about it, what challenges they have, etc... OR, talk with someone else who isn't going to school and hearing their challenges/what their loving about the work as well! I guess in general I feel alone as an artist, not being in a program, and would love to just have an hour to connect with someone that might be going through similar things that I am as a creator.
If this is a completely inappropriate way to go about this, someone feel free to let me know.
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RE: The 3 Phases and Style
Finishing things is such a struggle some days...(most days, haha). I've actually done t-shirts before, a couple logos, and even working on some album art at the moment. And yes, it done feel so good to have the closure of finishing something and then putting it out in the world. I really like the idea of a small 10 page comic. Seems like a good way to test the waters.
RE: My first Children's Book - Bed Head
Such a fun idea for a children's book, and I feel like you did such a great job of depicting the hair. I love the contrast of the warm hair color to the cool background. Everything pops real nicely Something about the first page feels different to me than the other pages- too me it doesn't pop quite as much as the other images, and I think it may be that there's a little too much black used to create shadows?? To me it feels like using more blues and purples would give your page some great color while still helping the reader see that the boy is entering a dark room. Just an idea And you did such a great job of the images on page 18 and 19 I like the energy you created by giving us various close ups of his hair running a-muck! Great job, and best wishes!