It’s been a long time since I updated Deviant Art.
I spent a year selling all of my possessions and preparing for a year abroad. The plan was to commit to my long distance girlfriend and travel as much as possible in between, but that didn’t work out. I’m now just travelling, exploring the world on my own. Homeless, unemployed, single, and free to do as I like.
I’ve not had time or energy to focus on anything majorly constructive. Uprooting your life completely isn’t easy, but I don’t regret it.
Art wise I’ve been focussed on my own development and learning, which is much needed. My drawings lacked structure and my anatomy was awful. I was also really struggling to draw some basic things and it was hitting my confidence hard. I took some time to relearn some basics and really commit to practice and repetition, which I’m still doing when I get a chance while travelling.
I’ve started painting, which was something I thought I would never do, or even could do.
Learning to draw well is hard. I’ve learned that so much of it is repetition and mileage, which naively I thought I could get away with not doing. It requires patience, discipline, and many many hours.
For the short term I’m going to be selfish and focus on myself and my own development. Loosing the love of my life has not been easy. I know I have so much to learn too.