So I've never submitted a journal on this account. That's okay; I created this account to re-submit my art from my old account which I removed in a fit of "fire dragon-itis." I get frustrated by my progress, or lack thereof, and sometimes just quitting feels better than acknowledging you've done nothing.
When I was in high school (early 90s) I used to draw every single day, without fail. On some days, I would produce upwards of two drawings. They were, in my estimation, very high school in terms of quality. I was, and remain, an amateur artist with hopes of one day producing a decent piece of art that matches what's in my head. This continued into my twenties, but slowed to a crawl when I hit my thirties. Part of this was an unfortunate divorce, but also I found it difficult to focus my head and mind to get art done. Essentially, I hit a rut, and instead of finding out why I was in the rut, I just floored the pedal and tried to drive straight out of the mud.
It didn't work.
So here I am, looking at my art and realizing a few things.
- It feels good to draw again. Even if I'm not happy with my drawing, its damned good to just be drawing again.
- I probably should have bought a slightly bigger Wacom tablet. Ah well.
- I'm not entirely happy with GIMP as a drawing program, but I think I can make it work for now. Long term I should probably get a real program (I know my friend, will disagree, but a few demos I've watched of proper programs really impressed me).
- I really want a proper drawing dummy. Those BodyKuns are ideal - my old wooden dude just really doesn't cut the mustard.
- If feels really, really good to draw again.
I've also seen a lot of excellent stuff being produced by poser programs (I'm going to shout out
, who is doing a magnificent series at present). That would be fun to explore, but I have a feeling neither my MacBook Air nor my aging desktop computer will really handle the load those programs put on the PC.
Anyways, for anyone still reading, here is your No Prize. And if you're old enough to get that joke, welcome to the club.