This past Tuesday my supply order arrived and I am still excited. New easel, brushes, and paints just the possibilities have my energy up. Of course I have to make a new color mixing chart. Part way through but the colors are amazing. So this weekend I hope to get my project startedn thanks again Greater Columbus Arts Council! Later folks.
I got a lot done this past weekend, mostly cleaning and packing up stuff. Been paring down my various collections, consolidating piles of stuff. The Marx Brothers, Doctor Who, among others, are getting a trim. Comics lost a decent sized chunk but my art library remains untouched. Back to the subject of art, I took some time for that over the weekend. I managed a good bit of work on images for the Umerican Survival Guide kickstarter (which is on its last day, go check it out!)
In any skilled/technical endeavor you should get at least a bit of practice every day. Whether you schedule time or try to accomplish one thing, it will keep your motor running. It will get to the point where you won't be such when you have to create "off schedule". One tool I like to use are the thirty day sketch challenges. I get subject that I can put as much or as little effort into, the fact that I post my results means that I put in the effort. October is a great month
Prior to my recent push into the world of art, I did some illustration for a role playing game fanzine called Crawling Under a Broken Moon. It is an amazing post apocalyptic setting using the DCC rules and it has been so much fun working with Reid San Filippo (the creator) to visualize his creations (alongside other wonderful artists) Recently he has begun a kickstarter, The Umerican Survival Guide , a compilation/revision of the Broken Moon zines. Almost like a Best Of with