Work is going slowly this week. I don’t have any finished pieces to share, so here’s a page of sketches I shared on Twitter:
(This is probably a good time to mention that I usually post daily sketches on Twitter. They just seem to fit better on Twitter vs this blog. But maybe I should do like a weekly round-up of sketches? A sketchdump? What do you think?)
Art is a funny field. Each piece takes a long time, and I only want to post something when it’s ‘done,’ so if it’s still in-progress, it’s hard for me to share. . . On the other hand, there’s this sort of pressure to “post weekly at a minimum” and I produce more sketches than anything else, so on weeks when painting is going s l o w l y, I end up posting sketches anyway. In that respect, I wish I had a style that lends itself better to quick, finished paintings – or maybe that’s not dependent on style, but rather workflow. So in that case, I just have to keep on drawing and the speed will come. With practice. Yeah.
Then there’s the fact that I love both writing and drawing. I enjoy both, but I haven’t yet reached a balance where it feels like I’m doing enough of either. When I’m drawing, I think about all the stories I want to tell, and when I’m writing, I’m thinking about the pictures I want to paint. And of course, most of my stories are longer-term projects and aren’t “done” yet, so I can’t share those with you in the meantime. It’s not frustrating exactly, and I’ll probably find a balance one day; it’s just that I wish there were more hours in a day so I can do ALL THE STUFF instead of just part of it, haha.
Oh, even though I said I can’t really share story-stuff with you guys. . . I’ve been revisiting my NaNo project this week & trying to work out some of the kinks. I think the basic plot is okay, just need to flesh out my characters a bit more. . . and figure out a good logline. . . . Anyway, I should have a few things to share soon! Like, working title and characters’ names and so on. So look forward to that!