I haven't posted in a long time. There are reasons for this, which I doubt any of you want to hear. Some of you know what happened.
I will no longer be an artist. I will no longer draw, paint, or anything for the foreseeable future.
I have completely lost the drive. I have soul searched and determined that for me emotions and hormones really drove my art forward. The older I get, the more my hormones are subsiding and from that perspective I cannot become "inspired" to do anything. The current political climate is so amazingly caustic that I can feel the nation dividing. I have done some finished work, but it isn't anything that remot
Yes...another year has slipped on by. DA has gotten so big I doubt many people even see my art anymore. They get fewer and fewer views. Hell, there's still work from last year no one even bothered to comment on or download. Either I am forgotten or suck pretty hard now a days.
Whatever the reason, I will continue to upload my work here for anyone who wants to enjoy it. I don't do Tumbler or Reddit. I have a Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/WhiteAppleMultimedia?ty=h if anyone is interested. I will be uploading videos of how to do certain traditional techniques, inking, and some dip pen talk.
I was quite pleased with this years
OK, so I may have gotten two or three requests in my note bin regarding commissions. I have been hesitant to pursue them because they were not very cut and dry. Meaning, people wanted me to illustrate for the long term, or join them in their project (without pay); things like that. I apologize if anyone has sent me a request and I have appeared to ignore it. Maybe read my description of what I am prepared to offer and see if it matches your request. If it does, I apologize, maybe I misunderstood and you should re-send it.
The only thing I have time for, or feel the audience could really afford, are character pinups. Things like, "Draw this
Good afternoon, Brandon. Guys have a tendency to give unasked for advice, and I've spent the last five years or so learning how not to do that (and the gals hate it when we do!) However, as one artist who appreciates other artists and their creative vision, I'm going to violate my own guidelines and respectfully suggest you have a lot more to give as an artist. This especially in fact for the reasons you give for walking away from it -- because the world is full of caustic ugliness. We creatives carry the flame. Be of good cheer, Ed
Understood. Quite a number of my friends weren't all that happy i called it quits. On the bright side, I am trying to return to the 'beginning' as it were. Do some soul searching. I wish I could say I was happy with what I found. I discovered that my drive to draw was tied to my sexual desire. As I have grown older, my desire has faded. A part of maturity is moving past one's 'base instinct' and elevate beyond. So, that is what I am trying to do. Focus on beauty, technique, and strive for new boundaries. I suppose when one has spent 35+ years doing art, it never really goes away; it just changes.