Why can we be grateful for negative emotions? When do we operate from fear and is it okay to not be happy all the time? ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••So grateful to be interviewed by @heychangepodcast 💛✨ have you yet listened to the podcast yet?
[LONG UNDER CUT] [SWIPE FOR THE COVER DRAWING AND COMPARISONS] [LOW QUALITY]
The first drawing is from about a week ago and the second is form today but those are my recent digital paintings. The third one is one of the only screenshots I could find of my first Marina drawing (The same photo ref.) and I just wanted to compare them.
Obviously, they don't look like they could be from the same artist, but they are. They are about a year apart. That is how much you can improve in such a short time.
The last picture I provided as a reference to how I drew a year ago in digital since the other old one was zoomed in.
You can whine and moan all you want about how "I'm not good at drawing" "I'll never be an artist" OR you could actually start drawing and studying anatomy and objects around you. You're probably tired of hearing about practice but that's the legit way to improve. Drawing the same thing over and over isn't gonna get you anywhere, especially if you never study the real structure of that object, and/or draw it in different styles. Also, don't be afraid to try different mediums if you have the opportunity. Just because you're not good on one medium, doesn't mean you'll be bad at the others. I'm not the best in traditionally painting but I consider myself okay in the Digital painting area. Although, there is always room to improve.
One of my favorite things that an artist has said (One of my idols tbh : Istebrak [A youtuber]) is that don't be making masterpieces if you're not a master. Don't worry about everything being clean cut. Don't worry about everything being even and smooth. You are practicing. You are a student. You are still learning and you are not a master. You do not have to finish everything. You do not have to have a background. Your piece doesn't have to be perfect. Why make masterpieces when you'll improve later? When you're content with your style and your improvement has slowed down, you'll probably make finished pieces. And that's OK, but remember that you are always learning and improving. .
Hate's been winning, but the lovers ain't done ❤️
Yeah, if ya took all my rights away
Yeah, if ya tellin' me how to pray
Yeah, if ya won't let us demonstrate
Yeah, if ya thinking I don't belong
Yeah, if ya hiding behind a gun
Yeah, if ya thinking I'm gonna run
We are the lions, we are the chosen
We gonna shine out the dark
We are the movement
You better know who we are
Who we are 🦁 ... #inspiration#motivation#believing#future#improvement#development @skipmarley #onelove 🙏🔥💫🤞🏽
A few progress shots from the base of the shoe bench in working on. Hoping to start final sanding it soon so I can attach the top and stain and finish! Best part about a new project is that along the way, you learn some new techniques while leveraging those you've already been working on. I've only been at this for a few months, but it's exciting to get better with every project.
'All events form a chain in this, the best possible worlds. [...] That is well said,' replied Candide, 'but we must cultivate our garden.' At times we reflect too much on our positioning in the world, on the unfairness or the ill-fortune we experience. And granted, a lot of times this will balance, the pendulum will swing back and good fortune will return. However, this will not be as frequent without your own actions. Two weeks lined up for myself to return to Sweden to finalise the thesis and move forward. Time to tend to my own garden. Perhaps this snippet from a 1759 may provoke something in you as it has for me. Also, I'm back Sweden! #tendtoyourgarden#improvement#voltaire#inspirationquotes#book#thoughts#quote
Every day should be a happy day, and if you go about your day with the mentality of making everyone you come into contact with happier than they were, not only will you feel happier you'll be much more successful in all your endeavours...
Good Morning and Happy Sunday !!!! Focusing on being perfect is sometimes one of the main reasons we fail. Small goals = #improvement which will lead to big time #success . Also remember everyone's different. It's okay to look to someone as motivation, but remember to not compare yourself to anyone. We all have different ways of coming up and what works for one may not work for the other. Have a great Sunday 😊🙏.
Progress, sweet sweet progress! Franziska's bow gave me a headache every time I had to remake it. .
August 2k16: I rushed into it thinking some clay and interfacing would do. The bow ended up crumpled, asymmetrical and floppy, the stone wasn't the right shape and badly painted.
. .May 2k17: I used a foam core that cured the crumpled, floppy look, but the foam was evidently too thick, making it uncomfortable to wear and the whole bow twice as thick as the other two! The clay I used for the stone wasn't durable enough to withstand packing for a con, and I was pretty heartbroken when I got it out of the suitcase to find all those cracks and dents in the carefully sculpted shape. I used a different, pearlescent blue paint which looks stunning, but began to crack because of the clay giving in. .
.August 2k17: I used better foam and different clay. I took more time to sculpt the clay until it was as close to the canon shape as I could get it and tweaked the shape of the foam over and over. I used gold nailpolish and more layers of blue paint to make the edges as defined and smooth as possible. It took many, many hours considering it's just a bow with a stone, but at least I won't cringe while wearing it. Who knows, maybe next year I'll make a perfect one! The cravat or whatever that silly scarf is called stayed the same, but might be upgraded as well in the future.
This kids smile after the show was priceless! No matter how I placed that was 100% worth it!
Placings weren't as good as last week, but I without a doubt presented myself better and was more confident in myself that's all I could ask for.