Monday, August 29, 2011

Finally, art again!

I haven't posted anything in a while, but it's definitely NOT because I haven't been working...
I recently got two illustration jobs for two books. One is a children's book, one is a young adult book. They're super fun and I'm really excited to be working on them, but of course I can't post most of what I do here, since it belongs to my employers.

The other consequence of doing art for hire is that I haven't had any time lately to do any art for myself. School has just started up for the year this last week, and so has the activity with my campus fellowship. All this together means I've almost forgotten what it's like just to DO art.
I've been coming up with all kinds of ideas for projects, paintings, drawings, layouts, etc, but all the thumbnails and sketches just get shoved into the "to do later" pile.

I was thinking about that the other day, and it made me really, really sad. Today is my sabbath, so I set aside a big chunk of time to just do art...for the sake of doing it.

Today I fished an old sketch out of that pile and developed it. It felt GREAT!

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