Wow, time flies!
It's been a minute, but if you're following me to any degree, you know I'm still active and posting. This past year and half has been a time of learning and growing in my digital painting techniques. I bought my first display tablet to draw on and I ended up loving it. So much, I created 48 pieces of art in 2020. And I just upgraded to an even larger display tablet that I'm equally excited about!
Last November I had the idea to place all these pieces from the year in an art book and write out my through process for many of them. It was something I wanted to come back to and remember. All of 2020 - even before the pandemic started - was such a huge shift in my life. My then wife left me, I gave up one of my kitties, and dealt with loneliness that sent me down a swirling hole of depression which piled up with everything else going on in my life. My heart, my very existence, was shredded into particles and I laid among the broken pieces trying with every ounce I had to figure it out.
It's amazing what a year in isolation can do to and for you. It allowed me to focus an even greater amount on my art and how to really express myself through it. I've always believed art is an emotional experience over semantics. Looking back at each piece made me see the beauty in me, and the people who I can confidently call a friend. It was eye-opening and I grew a lot from it. I'm still broken, but in a way, that's part of the beauty. It's kintsugi and its best.
To ensure I didn't lose these pivotal moments in my life, I set a goal to make an art book. Now, after a few months of designing, writing, proofreading, and looking at different print options, I finally have it made! Again, this was something I had done for myself, but when I mentioned it to some of my friends and family they were very interested in having a copy. So, I decided to make it a public product, and even include some special digital content owner's of the book could download and play with. :)
If you're interested in buying a copy, you can find more details and info here: http://bit.ly/KCartbook