I've been on this website for, what, five years? now, and it probably shouldn't surprise anyone that five years of more or less daily practice has made me a better artist than I was when I first started posting my art here.
Unfortunately, that has also meant that for a while I couldn't look at some of my older works anymore without feeling shame, not that I had done them (I can still see what each one taught me, and see how it was necessary to get where I am now) but that they are still publicly visible when they are below the standard of what I would want to post on this website today.
So I'm deleting anything that makes me feel more bad t
I've noticed a pattern in my art process: anytime I have a painting I'm working on that's been really difficult, frustrating and unrewarding, as soon as I take a break from it and paint an insect, that insect painting turns out really, really good! Like, frustration in other aspects of my art seems to drive improvement on the insect paintings, but so far only the insect paintings.
Those must be my comfort zone.
A new group has started its journey in DeviantArt ... The group is called Traditional-Masters and is a group for traditional artists who want to publicize their works and know the works of other traditional artists .. At the moment we are very few because it has just opened the group, but without a doubt we will grow and we will form a great community ... It would be an honor to have your presence in the group ... If you are interested, please sign up and you will be welcome...