Okay so, first ever journal entry, here goes . .
I want to start by saying thank you to all those who have left such wonderful comments and faves on my profile lately , and a special thanks to those who chose to follow me. It has all meant so much to me and I cannot thank you enough
I have been drawing and painting as a hobbyist for as long as I can remember but a while ago my work began to feel stagnant and uninspired to me. I never knew what to create and would always return to the same old Boss Ross'esque landscape format. (Much as I love bob, he just wasn't cutting it for me anymore) And so I decided to make a change to the way I worked.
I thought to myself - what was it that got me into drawing in the first place? The answer was simple - comic books. I used to draw Spider-Man, Wolverine and all manner of (mostly Marvel) characters over everything I could. And so to this I would return.
I began by making a list of all the characters I used to love drawing and put them into a random generator. I decided that each day for seven days I would generate a name and draw that character. I would also supplement this by watching tutorials every night on youtube, re-establishing old techniques and learning new ones along the way. Many thanks are owed to Jazza, Mark Crilley and James Raiz who have taught me so much in such a short space of time and I cannot recommend enough.
I have reached day six of my challenge and the results have, quite frankly, astounded me. I am by no means a world class artist but looking at my progression I feel I have reached a level that, even a week ago, I never would have believed possible. I am finally enjoying creating again and may well continue past seven days.
Thank you to all those who have made it this far into my waffling's. I will leave you with a list of my efforts thus far:
Day 1 - Magneto - fav.me/dbd5qta
Day 2 - Blink - fav.me/dbdhye6
Day 3 - Iron Man - fav.me/dbdmbzl
Day 4 - Hellboy - fav.me/dbdpokk
Day 5 - Spider-Man - fav.me/dbdu840
Day 6 - Poison Ivy - fav.me/dbdykw1
Day 7 - Watch this space