This is where I'm headed next... I'm in. How does it work?
I am returning to illustration after spending about fifteen years in a career with ballroom dance (yes, you read that right...) I always told myself, "you can draw when you're old and can't dance." Turns out, I love the drawing board more than I love the dance floor... So, even though I'm not old...I am returning to art. I'm older than I should be for starting an art career, which only means I have to practice to make up for lost time. Go easy with me, I'm a beginner.
I want to make art inspired by stories, mythology, religion and nature. I aspire to be published within a year. I have goals to make art my full-time job sooner than later.
Posts made by Laurasketches
RE: Painting colour and light 2.0 group runthrough. Anyone in?
RE: NOVEMBER CONTEST: SLOWVEMBER
This is the slowest of slowvembers for me. I played the viola in high school. (I was dismal at it..._)I daydreamed in Orchestra quite a lot. On the back of the sheet music for Vivaldi's Four Seasons, I sketched a cellist with a tree in each of the seasons sprouting out of the neck. The image has rattled around in my brain ever since.
For this piece, I wanted to explore some of the ideas I learned in the Light and Shadow class...and practice digital painting...which I'm still learning.
Slowvermber: Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Hopefully representing the power of music.
RE: INKTOBER Pre show!!!
Hey y'all...I'm in for inktober this year.... (nail biting). But, in years past I've always become overwhelmed and burnt out. This year, I'm combining my desire to do some character design with the pressure of daily drawing. AND I loved @Braden-Hallett's idea of drawing through September so that I only need worry about inking each day. Also, I needed a theme: my art directing daughter (age 10) has been audiobooking through the first series of Percy Jackson. Which is the young adult stories for which I think my illustration style fits best. Speaking of style, I am also trying to channel my "influences" (read--I want my art to be exactly like) Wylie Beckert and Mucha. Here are some of my drawings....am I hitting my stated goals? Does it matter that I am disregarding the prompts completely? ![alt text]( image url)![alt text]( image url)
RE: How to do awesome illustrations EVERY time!
@Lee-White A question: what if you happen upon a particular visual image (as opposed to an idea, or line of text) that you are wanting to create... do you still go through 50 thumbnails? As in observing the image from every point of view?
RE: AUGUST CONTEST: SUPERSTITION
"Don't step on a crack, or the underworld attacks..."
A goggle search to research superstitions informed me that "Don't step on a crack" had once held the dark fear that demons would escape from the underworld if a crack was trod upon. And... Percy Jackson has been playing non-stop on audiobook over summer road trips...This is what I came up with...
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