More perspective practice.
Over the last year and a half I've been dreaming of going back to art school and going into art-making as my full time job (I'm currently in a creative job, but it's a very jack-of-all-trades kind of role). Leaving the stability and community of my current job to pursue this dream is one I've approached with a lot of discernment. So much time has gone into research and doing my best to learn what the road ahead may realistically look like.
The 3-Point Perspective podcast has been an INVALUABLE resource for me this past year, and this episode in particular. I desperately want to go into this transition with my eyes wide open to all the hurdles and pitfalls and not romanticize what's in store for me.
Laurie Santos's recent episode of The Happiness Lab (Ep 7: Don't Accentuate the Positive) reinforced to me how important these honest conversations about the negatives actually are to achieving success. https://www.happinesslab.fm/season-1-episodes/dont-accentuate-the-positive
Thanks for spending some time dealing with the downsides, we're better for it!
Last week when I was watching the season finale of The Mandalorian I spotted a new droid I'd never seen before in Star Wars. An R2 type droid with legs. I'm calling it a Gondola Droid. Anyway, I took it as an opportunity to just do a quick sketch, but then I decided to develop it a bit further into a more complete image. Doing the color and lighting on it was a lot of fun. Any feedback is most welcome.
Here's my original sketch.
Then I did some line work. You can see some of my reference photos in this one.
Started come coloring.
Then redid the coloring on the droid to reflect the lighting from the lava river and fog.
@Coreyartus thanks for the welcome Corey, I work at just down the road from you. I’m at PLNU doing artsy stuff for chapel (stage design, graphic design, filmmaking, etc). I started bingeing on 3 Point Perspectives back in October (I’m caught up now) and started the curriculum here at SVS last month. I’m already learning a ton and looking forward to the artist community here in the forums. I’m looking for a thoughtful group to learn and grow with. Family & friends are great but they don’t say much in the way of helpful critique (which is fine - we all need a cheerleading section).
@Aaron_T the piece reads very clearly to me. I immediately understood it to be an end of life conversation. To that goal though, I thought the hand/face pose of the owner you had in your initial sketch better captured the pain of the moment. Hand over eyes and head hung was more powerful display of emotion than head up and hand over mouth. Love the decision to move them into the other room. It adds a distance and separation that also heightens the emotion.