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Hey, Connan! I have to say that the first thing that strikes me about this piece is that it 'doesn't read'. I get the feeling that you ...

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Garrett McGillustrator
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Hey everyone!

Holy monkey; I'm approaching 22k pageviews? What the hell is everyone looking at!? GIF Gravity Falls - Celestabellebethabelle  In all seriousness, I'm very grateful to everyone who's taken their time to look at my stuff.

Wanted to drop a line and let you know I hadn't forgotten you guys. I still lurk around here every few days, or if I forget at least once a week. You may notice that I haven't posted too much lately, and the main reason for that is that at the moment I'm wrapped up in a number of things and still doing tons of digital painting, none of which I'm able to share at this point. Keep your eyes peeled later this fall, and I'll be able to share more information and reveal the big project!

Other than that, I've been very busy being dad, being chauffeur, being cook, and being part-time-employed-hours-without-part-time-paycheck working on my art.

On top of all that, I've been actively engaging with new colleagues at the #OatleyAcademy and #oalive. For anyone who wants to up their game in terms of their visual storytelling, I can't praise it highly enough. Season 1 is almost up, and season 2 I'm sure will be starting probably shortly after the new year. Check 'em out.

I'm also auditioning for a very exclusive online composition class, jockeying amongst nearly 100 other equally-motivated applicants for a handful of slots. I've written my letter of intent, and am gathering my references. Hopefully they aren't as tired of me as I am, and if everything goes how I'd like, you should a dramatic improvement in my subsequent art pieces.

Last thing I'll mention; most of what I like to put up here are what I consider my 'finished' or at least 'developed' pieces. For my everyday sketching-for-fun stuff, check out my Instagram, and only because it's a necessary evil in this artist-self-promotion thing, it also cross-posts to that roiling cacophonous cesspit of evil and intellectual decay if that happens to be your particular social media poison.

I'll be going to CTNX later this year so if you happen to be going as well, let me know! I'd look forward to putting faces to a bunch of the names who've been in it for the long haul :-)

God bless!
P.S. Catch up with me! I'd love to shoot the breeze! Official | Twitter | FB | Instagram | Tumblr
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GirlGamersComic Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! :)
JIMENOPOLIX Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
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McGillustrator Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!!! I appreciate it!
mechangelrene Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for all the favs! Though I can't help but feel like you wouldn't have done it if I weren't your sister. :P
McGillustrator Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'm here to support you in whatever way I can!

I have two main reasons for following artists; convivial, and aspirational. The first group are my friends and family, whom I consider to be 'in the trenches' alongside me trying to improve each and every day. Even among those people, there is a wide range of skill, with the common denominator being that they are like myself relatively unknown.

The second group are artists to whom I aspire to meet a similar level of 'virtuosity' in the craft. Those are the big names that most people have heard of like Creature Box, Art Germ, Stjepan Sejic, Lorelay Bove, Jen Bartel, and countless others who are leaders in the art community.

That said, you're partially right that I fav your stuff because you're my sister, but the second component of that is that I'm much MUCH more invested in encouraging you to keep going. I never want my progress to be a hindrance to your own. I once heard it said that the only artist with whom you should critically compare your work to is yourself; am I better today than I was yesterday? Am I moving forwards, or back? Just like someone who is unpracticed in athletics can't look around at the other athletes in the gym and say "I'm nowhere near as fit as them...I should quit now," instead you track your own progress and find that you are in better shape a month down the line than when you started, and so on.

That's why a lot of really high profile artists will post "redraw this!" pics, and the difference between the 5 to 10 year progress is that of a child versus a master. Same person, but with 5 to 10 years progress (Noah Bradley immediately springs to mind here; if you haven't seen his 2002 to 2012 progress image, prepare to be shocked).

We're all in it together, keep it up, and only criticize your art in relation to your own past work.
mechangelrene Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That’s a much more detailed response than I was expecting! Lol. Thank you for the encouragement!
HenrikeDijkstra Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  Professional Artist
Hey Garett! You here? :)
McGillustrator Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Not for a while, but every now and then I resurface (like a groundhog)

What's goin' on, Henrike? :-D
HenrikeDijkstra Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Professional Artist
Haha. I am the same!
Oh you know, the usual. Making comics, working, that kind of stuff haha.
What about you? Congrats on the Kickstarter btw!!
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