@Eywin Thank you! I'll pass the compliment on. I always thought he was good too, but then again, I'm just a little biased.
Posts made by charitymunoz
RE: Working artists
@Eywin I am a daily drawing type artist who wants to be a professional and publish children's books. Right now I am a stay-at-home mom to my special needs 3yo and my older 2 go to school (a recent change as I was homeschooling them up until this year). I also work part time for one of my family's businesses (my husband is an entrepreneur with 3 companies right now, and is working on a 4th). There are times when I am a single parent for a couple weeks at a time as he travels on business too. Those are the worst for art production! In terms of consistency with art, I'm definitely not great, but I keep inching forward. I'd say the best things to do is just keep at it and the work will pay off gradually, even if it seems slow at first. My dad (Peter Yesis) was an engineer and closet artist for years before choosing it as a career at 50.
RE: New years resolutions
I have a few New Years' Resolutions this year related to art.
- Continue a regular drawing practice to hone my skills, but make it with more frequency. I'd like consistent daily time this year instead of weekly.
- Learn how to draw the human figure. I'm already starting with Andrew Loomis' heads and hands.
There's more, like learning to watercolor better, but I've learned that if I set them all as goals none of them get achieved, so I'm best with just 2.
Ink then Watercolor? Or Watercolor then Ink?
I have a question for all those of you who work in pen and ink and watercolor. Do you draw, then ink, then fill in with watercolor? Or do you draw, paint, and then enhance with ink? And why? Ok discuss! I'm trying to decide based on which illustrations I prefer and I can't decide.
RE: Agents and Reps
I'm loving the relaxed feel of the podcasts - keep the rambling, the stories, and the ribbing because it's great! Also a thought that I had in response to a comment Lee White made - he was talking about if one area dries up, he's got other streams of income. Is there a multiple streams of income class for artists? Maybe focusing on balancing them all? I know there's the How to Make Money as an Illustrator Classes, but one specifically on balancing varied streams of income for us artists who understand it's a good plan, but are awful at planning without a picture in front of us. Please keep the podcasts coming! They are my oxygen when I on days when I can't get enough time for art.
RE: Slowvember ending and I have to work faster
@Meta You're on! I'm just going to continue steadily improving this one through December. We'll have to keep each other going as the craziness of holidays continues to interrupt. I'm also going to be doing studies of the human figure, faces, hands, etc in ink just to relieve my brain a bit (it helps relieve the urge to be perfectionistic more than anything and lessens the risk of killing the composition by overworking).
Slowvember ending and I have to work faster
I managed to get a clean copy drawn and started to ink, then realized the music stand is out of proportion with the rest of the drawing. Since I really don't have time in the next couple of days, I decided to stay with it for now and began playing with color. It's come a long way, and yet at this point all I can see is another month of improvements. I might have to make it Slowvember and December. image url)
RE: Slowvember, slowest of the slow
Here is the latest progress.
I'm learning how to use Affinity Photo at the same time as I'm piecing this one together. I keep sketching in my sketchbook, then snap a photo and upload it, cut, paste and adjust it into place. It's forcing me to learn the program bit by bit as I have to look up how to everything first.
I'm liking how my scribbles are turning into something understandable. I think I'm going to keep a running list of the items I draw, as I clarify them into detail, so I have my final 50+ "Can you find it?" list when I'm done. Much more refining to go!